Youth Worker


Assists young people as individuals or groups to solve social, emotional and financial problems in an agency framework.


Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)


  • assessing clients' needs and planning, developing and implementing educational, training and support programs
  • interviewing clients and assessing the nature and extent of difficulties
  • monitoring and reporting on the progress of clients
  • referring clients to agencies that can provide additional help
  • assessing community need and resources for health, welfare, housing, employment, training and other facilities and services
  • liaising with community groups, welfare agencies, government bodies and private businesses about community issues and promoting awareness of community resources and services
  • supporting families and providing education and care for children and disabled persons in adult service units, group housing and government institutions
  • supervising offenders on probation and parole
  • assisting young people to solve social, emotional and financial problems
  • preparing submissions for funding and resources, and reports to government bodies and other agencies

Alternative Titles

  • Youth Officer
  • Youth Support Worker


  • Juvenile Justice Officer
  • Youth Accommodation Support Worker
  • Youth Liaison Officer

Related Occupations

Source: 1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition.
Note: The tasks associated with the occupation are to be used as guidance only. The tasks listing may include tasks associated with the grouping/category to which the occupation belongs.

Training Pathways

9 courses found.

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HLT26015: Certificate II in Population Health
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CHC50513: Diploma of Youth Justice
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CHC50413: Diploma of Youth Work
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CHC40513: Certificate IV in Youth Justice
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CHC40413: Certificate IV in Youth Work
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User Choice Program (Subsidy) , User Choice Program (Subsidy)
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10998NAT: Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education
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10740NAT: Certificate IV in Women's Advocacy
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10739NAT: Certificate III in Women's Advocacy
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10707NAT: Diploma of Youth and Community Work (Christian)
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