CHCYTH015 - Support young people to create opportunities in their lives

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Unit code: CHCYTH015 | Study level: TAFE
Footscray Nicholson


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assist young people to identify the challenges and opportunities in their lives and to work towards their goals on an individual or group level.This unit applies to work undertaken in all youth work roles where the young person is the primary client.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each units 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:

  • interact, encourage and support at least two young people, one in an individual setting and one in a group setting, including:
  • providing support according to their circumstances and the objectives of each individual’s desired goals, individual needs, risks and circumstances, including education and employment
  • supporting vulnerable young people and those with special needs and risks to participate in the decision making and planning of actions and opportunities
  • creating opportunities for the individuals using youth work interventions and documented measures of change.

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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