CHC50513Diploma of Youth Justice


Are you passionate about working with youth in need?

Studying a CHC50513 Diploma of Youth Justice will give you the tools and knowledge to make a real difference in the lives of young people who have, or are at risk of offending. You’ll learn a wide range of skills from managing service response to young people in crisis, to working in the youth justice environment, to learning how to work effectively with clients with complex alcohol, and/or drug issues.

Working with the Community Services and Youth faculty’s highly experienced tutors, you’ll learn to be an advocate for young people during family conferences and courtroom appearances, be part of a team working with youth at risk, or work in a residential care facility with young people who are unable to remain in their own homes or who are at risk of homelessness.

Whether looking to become a youth worker, a youth justice conference convenor, or a caseworker, this course will equip you with the skills to succeed and transform the lives of young people in need.

You will also complete 240 hours of vocational placement within a youth justice environment to practise your skills.

You’ll learn to:

  • Work within the youth justice system
  • Support a youth justice team
  • Advocate for young people
  • Respond to young people in crisis
  • Work effectively with clients living with alcohol and other drug complications
  • Deliver services in a culturally appropriate manner

Career opportunities:

  • Youth Justice Conference Convener
  • Youth Justice Detention Centre Supervisor
  • Youth Worker – Youth Justice Service
  • Case Worker
  • Program Coordinator

CHC50513 Diploma of Youth Justice

The CHC50513 Diploma of Youth Justice has 14 units structured into 3 major clusters of learning. Each cluster contains units grouped into core study areas that are covered during the 15-month qualification. Students will also complete 240 hours of vocational placement during their studies which will form part of their assessment*. The tuition fee for this course is $10,000

The Student Entry Procedure.

The units within each cluster are outlined in the table below.

*240 hours of vocational placement will be arranged through your Vocational Placement Officer.

Cluster 1
Unit Code Unit Name
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
Cluster 2
Unit Code Unit Name
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCYTH012 Manage service response to young people in crisis
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Cluster 3
Unit Code Unit Name
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCPRT015 Respond to the needs of youth justice clients
CHCPRT016 Work in the youth justice environment
CHCPRT017 Support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people in youth justice system
CHCPRT019 Develop and support youth justice team

The college enrols monthly with induction and orientation sessions to get you started. Plus regular workshops and tutorials, so you can start learning when it suits you.

To apply, simply  fill in the application form here.

Eligibility Requirements apply
To gain entry into the CHC50513 Diploma of Youth Justice course, candidates must successfully complete a National Criminal Record Check and/or Working with Children Check.

What happens next?

Here’s what you can expect after you’ve applied.

  1. A course advisor will call to chat about your course and set up a time for you to get started.
  2. You will attend an information session and complete a Student Enrolment Agreement and Pre-Enrolment Profile.
  3. You will complete a Kick Start Workshop to get started in the course. If all your documentation is in order you will then be enrolled and ready to start studying!

For the more detailed study entry procedure please click here.

For important dates and fees please click here.

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