Here at TrainSmart, we see a lot of young people enjoying the great outdoors while they soak up the beautiful Perth sunshine every summer. However, some young people are not so lucky.
Whether they feel alone and unsupported, or they are struggling with a lack of direction and purpose, countless young Australians fall victim to poor circumstances and negative headspaces.
Would you like to make a positive impact on these youths of today and tomorrow? A Diploma of Youth Work will teach you how, in just 12 months.
What is a youth worker, and what do they do?
To say that youth workers make an important contribution to society is an understatement.
Specifically working with juveniles who have had the misfortune of enduring social, emotional and/or behavioural issues, youth workers provide counselling and other support services.
A career in youth work will see you working alongside teachers, parents, fellow social workers and local authorities to improve young people’s lives by identifying and resolving issues at their core.
From drug rehabilitation and homelessness to assistance with finding employment and general social activities that aim to enhance mental health over time; youth work is an overarching term for helping a disadvantaged youth overcome challenges and achieve their full potential.
Sounds quite rewarding, doesn’t it? That’s because it is!
What will a Diploma of Youth Work teach me?
In a nutshell (and bear in mind that this list barely scratches the surface of what life skills a Diploma of Youth Work equips students with), this course teaches students how to:
- Organise and conduct effective counselling sessions
- Efficiently devise in-depth programs and activities
- Expand awareness of existing youth programs
- Offer much-needed advice and support to disadvantaged young Australians
- Collaborate with community and welfare groups in a productive and constructive manner
As for the studying process itself, TrainSmart graduate Arslan Ahmed said he had an amazing experience studying his Diploma of Youth Work online.
“There is a lot of material and help available to do your studies,” he said. “From the administrative staff to my trainer; they are always very quick and efficient whenever I approach them for help.”
We also offer Diplomas in Counselling, Community Services, Mental Health and Alcohol & Other Drugs.
If you pride yourself on your patience, tolerance, resilience, empathy and drive; youth work might be the ideal career path for you
In just 12 months, TrainSmart Australia’s superb trainers will teach you everything you need to know for embarking on an exciting and heavily rewarding career in youth work.
Our course is a blend of online and face-to-face learning (in Western Australia only), with 160 hours’ work placement and strong potential to land you a role in youth work and community development.
For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team today.