Re-engineer the life of a young person who has experienced trauma or youth offending. Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Youth Justice focuses on the skills needed to assist youth offenders in a range of situations, from attending court and mediation, to family conferencing and working in the youth justice system. This is a rewarding and extremely important career to change young people's lives as a case worker, or to forge a path into social work, psychology or criminology.
Embark on a rewarding career in helping vulnerable young people
The Certificate IV in Youth Justice will help students seeking a career in diverse roles across the Youth Justice System. Choose from a range of possible roles, such as:
- youth justice officer
- youth residential or youth justice centre worker (secure environment)
- youth residential care worker
- unit coordinator/manager
- visits coordinator
- Children’s Court support
- youth worker (focus on juvenile justice)
Learn from industry professionals
Melbourne Polytechnic’s focus on practical learning means that students will be taught by teachers who have worked across the Youth Justice system, from institutional to community care, giving students an invaluable insight into this field.
VTAC CodePreston 6900610024, Prahran 6900810024
DepartmentBusiness Management and Finance
Class Schedule: *
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
Modes of DeliveryClassroom
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsVCE or mature age (persons who have been out of school for 12 months). For more information, applicants are encouraged to attend one of Melbourne Polytechnic's Information Nights.
Assessment MethodsVarious forms of assessments may be used including classroom tests, assignments, and reflective writing.
MaterialsPrescribed textbook as outlined in the department book list. Other materials will be provided by the classroom teacher.
Pathways to further studyStudents may articulate into the Diploma of Youth Justice.
Career PathwaysJuvenile justice officer, mentor, secure environment worker, unit coordinator/manager, visits coordinator, youth justice officer, youth residential worker, youth worker (juvenile justice).
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|CHCAOD402B||WORK EFFECTIVELY IN THE ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS SECTOR||50|
|CHCAOD510B||WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH CLIENTS WITH COMPLEX ALCOHOL AND/OR OTHER DRUG ISSUES||75|
|CHCCM401D||UNDERTAKE CASE MANAGEMENT||20|
|CHCCOM403A||USE TARGETED COMMUNICATION SKILLS TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS||55|
|CHCCS400C||WORK WITHIN A RELEVANT ETHICAL ND LEGAL FRAMEWORK||50|
|CHCCS419C||PROVIDE SUPPORT SERVICES TO CLIENTS||50|
|CHCCS521B||ASSESS AND RESPOND TO INDIVIDUALS AT RISK OF SUICIDE||110|
|CHCCW402C||IMPLEMENT A CASEWORK STRATEGY||50|
|CHCMH401A||WORK EFFECTIVELY IN MENTAL HEALTH SETTINGS||45|
|CHCMH402B||APPLY UNDERSTANDING OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AND RECOVERY PROCESSES||60|
|CHCMH411A||WORK WITH PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES||50|
|CHCNET404B||FACILITATE LINKS WITH OTHER SERVICES||70|
|CHCPRT001||IDENTIFY AND RESPOND TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AT RISK||40|
|CHCPRT002||SUPPORT THE RIGHTS AND SAFETY OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE||40|
|CHCPRT007||PROVIDE SUPERVISION IN THE COMMUNITY||50|
|CHCPRT008||PROVIDE SUPERVISION IN A SECURE SYSTEM||60|
|CHCPRT016||WORK IN THE YOUTH JUSTICE ENVIRONMENT||55|
|CHCPRT017||SUPPORT ABORINGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE IN YOUTH JUSTICE SYSTEM||55|
|CHCPRT018||PREPARE YOUNG PEOPLE FOR REINTEGRATION||50|
|CHCYTH003||SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE TO CREATE OPPORTUNITIES IN THEIR LIVES||45|
|CHCYTH004||Respond to critical situations||100|
|CHCYTH006||WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE TO ESTABLISH NETWORKS||50|
|CHPRT013||SUPPORT THE PROGRESS AND DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE||90|
|CSCOFM304A||PROTECT THE SAFETY AND WELFARE OF YOUNG OFFENDERS||40|
|HLTCSD306D||RESPOND EFFECTIVELY TO BEHAVIOURS OF CONCERN||20|
|HLTHIR403C||WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH CULTURALLY DIVERSE CLIENTS AND CO-WORKERS||20|
|HLTHIR404D||WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE||20|
|HLTWHS001||PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY||20|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.