CHCYTH014 - Work effectively with young people in the youth work context

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Unit code: CHCYTH014 | Study level: TAFE
Footscray Nicholson


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work in the youth work context.
The unit focuses on historical and contemporary youth sector practice and understanding the current status of young people.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:

  • follow effective processes for work with at least three young people including:
  • checking and analysing information for assessment of risks, special needs, critical changes, and personal and social developmental levels for young people
  • making decisions based informed by impact of cultural and personal values on behaviour and expectations
  • providing care, supervision, support and services based on individual needs of the young person
  • use clear and reassuring communication relevant to the culture of young person
  • respond to incidents or risks of varying degrees of severity according to organisational procedures on at least three occasions.

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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