Working in the Youth Sector

Are you looking to become a youth worker or to recognise your skills and experience with formal qualifications?1

Depending on your chosen field and interest areas, there are a number of tertiary qualifications offered in Tasmania including: 

  • Certificate II in Community Services (TasTAFE)
  • Certificate III in Community Services (TasTAFE)
  • Certificate IV in Community Services (TasTAFE)
  • Diploma of Community Services (TasTAFE)
  • Associate Degree in Applied Health and Community Support (University College)
  • Bachelor of Arts (UTAS)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (UTAS

There are many pathways to work in the Tasmanian youth sector depending on your passions and interests. 

Organisations are often seeking people with qualifications in allied health, behavioural sciences, social work, business management, finance, sports and health education, education and training.2

Bachelor of Youth Work 

The Bachelor of Youth Work is not currently offered in Tasmania.

Short courses:3 

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid (TasTAFE)
  • Mental Health First Aid (TasTAFE)
  • First Aid Training (TasTAFE)
  • Project Management (UTAS)
  1. Note that this page is a guide only. Before engaging in formal training, you should seek advice from prospective employers, tertiary education providers and/or counsellors. 
  2. YNOT (2019) Tasmanian Youth Sector Workforce Development Report: Phase One. 
  3. Short courses have been linked to the main training providers Tas TAFE and UTAS. Other providers may offer this training. 
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