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.
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.
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 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.
For any additional information please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.
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
Fees for 2017
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
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.
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.
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.