Study Youth Work



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Get the youth work training you need to help others

TrainSmart Australia offers a safe, accessible and hands-on learning environment for students learning youth work online. 


Start your career in youth work

The demand for youth workers is growing. TrainSmart Australia can help get you started in this promising industry as a Youth Worker.


Formalise Your Existing Experience

Have you been working in the youth work or community services field but don’t have any previous qualifications? Contact us about our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) study options.


Upskill for a Job Promotion

TrainSmart Australia’s Diploma qualification is the perfect course for you if your goal is to work in team lead or coordinator positions within youth work.

Youth Work Courses

Certificate IV in Community Services

Certificate IV in Community Services

"For people looking to make a start in Youth Work as a Community Services Support Worker"
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Diploma of Youth Work

Diploma of Youth Work

"For people looking to upskill and work in a team lead or management position in Youth Work"
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Study Youth Work Online

Having the right training for a career in youth work is important. If you’re looking to start a career as a youth worker or upskill for a higher position, our Certificate and Diploma Youth Work courses can equip you with the fundamentals as well as specialised skills to reach your career goals.

Course Features

By studying with TrainSmart Australia, you’ll learn about the legal and ethical frameworks in Youth Work, support people with mental health and addiction needs and support young people to take collective action and express their needs. You’ll also understand the factors contributing to mental health and develop and implement youth-specific programs. 

Course Options

CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work

CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

Job Outcomes

Find out more about youth workers’ job descriptions, salaries, common tasks and duties.

Funding Options

See if you’re eligible for our government funding options, including VET Student Loans and WA subsides.

Youth Work Trainers

Meet our youth work trainers, each bringing their insights, stories and passion for training. 

Become Job-Ready in Youth Work

Find out why so many students and graduates across Australia choose to study mental health online with TrainSmart Australia

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Diploma of Youth Work: Course Introduction

Hear from our Diploma of Youth Work Trainer, Samantha, who explains what you’ll learn in the course. Samantha highlights the importance of working with young people and how the course will give you the skills to do just that.

Samantha also highlights different areas in Youth Work you can choose to specialise in, including Trauma care, AOD, domestic violence, education assistance, family issues and more.

What Will I Learn?

Learn how to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

In our youth work courses, you’ll learn how to develop and implement youth-specific programs. You’ll explore different program models and approaches and discover how to engage youth in program planning and implementation. You’ll also gain essential skills for working with youth, such as developing positive relationships, building trust, and fostering empowerment.

By the end of the course, you’ll be prepared to create and implement programs that meet the unique needs of young people.

The best way to support young people is to help them take collective action and express their needs. When they feel they have a platform and are heard, they will be more likely to thrive and reach their full potential. Our youth work courses are designed to teach you how to engage with young people and equip you with the skills and knowledge to support them through their unique challenges.

A recovery-oriented approach means understanding that each person is different and should be supported to make their own choices, and listened to with dignity and respect. Our courses and trainers teach students how best to provide assistance to those in need without judgment or negative connotations.

This course will teach you how to support young people in crisis. This is a crucial skill, as young people are especially vulnerable during tough times. Knowing how to be there for them can make all the difference in the world.

Our courses will teach you about the different resources available to young people, and you will also learn how to communicate effectively with them.


Our work placement Partners

Work Placement Support

We help students become work-ready and apply what’s learned in our online youth work courses through work placement. TrainSmart Australia has a network of more than 300 organisations to help find placement opportunities for students which means you don’t need to worry about finding your own place and can spend more time developing and honing your skills.

Get Free Work Placement Support when you Study with TrainSmart Australia

What do my assessments look like?

Each unit in our mental health courses contains 3 types of assessments to complete.

Knowledge Based Questions

Knowledge-based questions test your knowledge and understanding of the learning outcomes of each unit. 

Case Study

A case study is a written assessment that requires you to analyse and respond to an issue or scenario. The purpose of a case study is to apply the concepts and theories you have gained in the learning materials.

Practical Assessments

Practical assessments require you to demonstrate and apply the skills and knowledge you’ve gained from a unit in a real-world situation. Complete these assessments by role plays or presentations with your trainer

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