CHCYTH022 - Provide services for the needs and circumstances of young people

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Unit code: CHCYTH022 | Study level: TAFE
Footscray Nicholson


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide guidance and role models to young people and their families, or nominated carer to maintain positive and supportive relationships, while identifying problems and establishing goals for change based on maintaining support from family, nominated carer and the general community.
This unit applies to community services work in a range of contexts.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes & performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • providing information to young person, family or nominated carer
  • listening to young person’s issues, concerns and feelings
  • setting goals and planning actions to achieve goals with young person
  • discussing, identifying and encouraging young person to access services
  • referring young person to alternative services
  • advocate for at least two young people, including:
  • negotiating goals, role and scope of advocacy work with young person
  • accompanying young person during first stages of service access
  • representing young person’s interests and keeping young person informed of representation processes
  • completing report on organisational template.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the Victoria University Polytechnic e-Learning system.

As part of a course

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