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Youth Worker Courses

A Youth Worker supports children and young people who are going through a challenging time. You might provide guidance with issues such as homelessness or family violence or assist clients to manage their finances or gain employment. Youth Workers may work with individual clients or conduct group support programs. You may also refer clients to other support services when required.

Youth Workers should have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate well with young people from a range of backgrounds. It’s important you can understand your clients’ needs and work with their individual circumstances. Youth Workers should be patient and understanding and have strong problem solving abilities.

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Popular Youth Worker Courses

There are 33 courses available for people who want to become a Youth Worker. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Youth Worker earn?

In Australia, a full time Youth Worker generally earns $1,250 per week ($65,000 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Youth Worker?

There has been a strong increase in the number of people working in this industry in recent years. There are currently 12,300 people employed as a Youth Worker in Australia compared to 11,100 five years ago. Youth Workers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Youth Worker?

If you’re planning a career as a Youth Worker, consider enrolling in a Diploma of Youth Work. This course will give you the skills and knowledge to support and mentor young people. You’ll learn to organise youth programs and assist young people in crisis. A Certificate IV in Youth Work may also be appropriate.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within youth work. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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