27 March 2014

Training sends off equipped graduates

Posted in Training

SU QLD Training celebrated the graduation of close to 100 Christian Youth Workers at a ceremony last December, who are now equipped to help the next generation of young people.

“The Certificate IV in Youth Work is an entry-level qualification into the youth work industry,” says SU QLD Training Manager, Jodie Robinson. “It’s essentially a ‘tool kit’ for youth work.”

The Cert IV gives students basic knowledge and skills that prepares them for many different areas.

“Cert IV graduates might go on to become school chaplains; church-based youth workers; chaplains in the private sector; at-risk youth workers; or work with specific groups of young people. It’s a very diverse sector,” Jodie says.

Applications for mid-year intakes for the Certificate IV in Youth Work open on the 1st May, 2014, and you can call 1300 478 753 or visit training.suqld.org.au for more information.

“The Diploma in Youth Work builds on these skills and equips students to take on youth work management or leaderships roles.”

Jodie attributes the high completion rates to the way the courses are delivered. “We approach course delivery in a way that supports the individual student. We allocate each student to a trainer, who personally journeys with them throughout the whole year,” she says.

“Our trainers are passionate about developing students’ skills so they can be effective and efficient in youth work and really make a difference to young peoples’ lives.”


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