Courses

Certificate IV in Youth Justice

Are you a passionate advocate for youth? Do you want to see our next generation thrive? If you would like to help youth offenders get their lives on the right track then our Certificate IV in Youth Justice is for you.

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Help our vulnerable young people – get a career you love

This course focuses on the skills you need to assist youth offenders in a range of situations, from attending court and mediation, to family conferencing and work in the youth justice system. Make a real difference to the lives of youth people and support them to forge a new path.

Industry connections and resources

We focus on getting you work ready – this means practical hands-on skills, taught by teachers who have worked across this sector. From institutional to community care, our teachers can offer you invaluable insights into this field.

Employment outcomes

You will be qualified for a range of challenging and rewarding roles across the youth justice system. These include:

  • 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

Assessment

Assessment consists of classroom tests, assignments and reflective writing.

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Contact

For any additional information please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.

Local Students

Code

CHC40513

VTAC Code

Preston 6900610024, Prahran 6900810024

Campuses

PRESTON, PRAHRAN

Department

Business Management and Finance
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months


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 Delivery

Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$2100
Ineligible:$5950
Concession:$420

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessments may be used including classroom tests, assignments, and reflective writing.

Materials

Prescribed textbook as outlined in the department book list. Other materials will be provided by the classroom teacher.

Entrance Requirements

VCE 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.

Pathways to further study

Students may articulate into the Diploma of Youth Justice.

Career Pathways

Juvenile justice officer, mentor, secure environment worker, unit coordinator/manager, visits coordinator, youth justice officer, youth residential worker, youth worker (juvenile justice).

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

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.

Code Subjects Hours
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.