ACWA Youth worker 411716 Skill assessment

Youth Worker ANZSCO 411716 Definition

A youth worker plans organises and oversees programs for young people and children. They support them to build skills and solve social, emotional, and financial problems in an agency framework.

Common Titles for a Youth Worker

  • Youth Worker
  • Assessments Officer
  • Juvenile/Youth Justice Officer
  • Youth Case Worker/Manager
  • Youth Outreach Worker
  • Youth Liaison/Engagement Officer
  • Youth Project Officer
  • Youth and Family Services Coordinator
  • Indigenous Youth Worker
  • Youth Alcohol and Drugs Worker

Youth Worker Skill Assessment Criterion

Criterion 1: Relevant Qualification

For the skill assessment of Youth and Family Services Coordinator , the relevant qualification should be at least AQF Level 5.

ACWA Youth Worker 411716 qualifications for the skill assessment can be one of the following:

  1. An ACWA-accredited qualification which should be a diploma or higher course with a specialization in youth work.
  2. A relevant diploma or higher with a specialization in youth work.
  3.  A relevant comparable Diploma or higher Qualification at AQF 5 or above (non-specialised) related to community services that prepare students to perform community work in Australia and focuses on providing community and human services and will normally include the following:
  4. Sociology, social, political, and economic structures, and function.
  5. Social policy, human development, and function including psychological, physical, and social aspects.
  6. General and specialized welfare services and systems.
  7. Work with individuals, families, groups, and communities.
  8. Communication, basic counselling, and interpersonal skills.
  9. Additional subjects which could include child development, social justice, child protection, mental health, case management, group theory, drug and alcohol issues, crisis intervention, psychology, youth work, working with children and families, community development, juvenile justice, and family violence.

Australian Community Workers Association – ACWA does not recognize a qualification where RPL (recognition of prior learning) is more than 40% to achieve the qualification. ACWA also does not recognize very short qualifications which are deemed insufficient to gain the relevant skills and knowledge.

Criterion 2 – English Requirement

Youth worker 411716 skill assessment English language proficiency can be met in the following ways:

  1. Youth worker English Test requirements: For youth workers’ skill assessment applicants need the following scores in the English language tests. ACWA accepts results within 3 years of the application and for IELTS, an applicant can submit multiple scores from multiple tests within a 12-month period.

Indigenous Youth Worker Skill Assessment IELTS:  7 Bands each. It can be academic or general.

PTE Academic requirement for Youth Outreach Worker: 65 each

Advanced CAE: 185 each for Youth Alcohol and Drugs Worker skill assessment.

TOEFL IBT PTE requirement for skill assessment as a Youth Outreach Worker: 24 in Listening, 23 in Speaking, 24 in reading, and 27 in Writing.

  • Study in an English-speaking country:

The following level of study must be completed in English from Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States of America, Ireland, or New Zealand.

A bachelor’s or higher degree or all secondary education and Diploma must have been completed in the above countries.

  • Two Years of full-time (30 hours per week) relevant employment experience or part-time equivalent at the required skill level from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, United States of America as a Youth Outreach Worker.
  • A suitable Youth and Family Services Coordinator skill assessment that expired within the last 6 months. In this case, the original English test results can be submitted.

Criterion 3 – Employment and Currency


The applicant for the skill assessment for Youth Alcohol and Drugs Worker satisfies the employment criteria in the following ways:

  1. ACWA accredited qualification or recognized relevant qualification: Applicants with an ACWA accredited diploma or recognized equivalent qualification are deemed to have required industry experience through field placements.
  2. Relevant Diploma or Higher: Applicants must have 1 year of paid post-qualification experience of 30 hours a week at the required skill level within the last 4 years.
  3. Relevant Qualification (non-specialized): Applicants must have 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent employment in youth services.


Applicants must demonstrate their knowledge and skills in one of the following 3 ways for skill assessment as a Youth Liaison Officer:

  1. If the qualification is less than 4 years old it satisfies the requirement as a Youth Alcohol and Drugs Worker.
  1. At least 3 months full-time (or part-time equivalent) employment in a relevant current role at the required skill level as a Youth Liaison Officer.
  2. Minimum 6 months of relevant employment at the required skill level within the last 18 months as a Youth Project officer.

Frequently Asked Questions Youth Worker ANZSCO 411716 skill assessment

How to apply for Youth Worker skill assessment?

An applicant can use the ACWA skills assessment portal to apply for a Youth Liaison Officer skill assessment.

What is the Youth Worker ANZSCO 411716 Skill Assessment fee?

The fee for skill assessment as a Youth Project Officer is $965 (AUD).

What is the Youth Worker ANZSCO 411716 Skill Assessment processing time?

The skill assessment processing time for Youth Project Officer occupation is approximately 16 weeks.

Can I get a Fast-tracking facility on my ACWS Youth Worker Skill Assessment?

Fast- Tracking is currently suspended by the Australian community workers association until further notice for Indigenous Youth Worker .

Which skilled occupation list is Youth Worker ANZSCO Code 411716 in?

The occupation of Youth Worker ANZSCO 411716 is in STSOL (Short-term Skilled Occupation List) and ROL (Regional Occupation List) for subclass 187 and subclass 494 visas.

Youth Worker ANZSCO 411716 is eligible for which visas?

The occupation of a Indigenous Youth Worker is eligible for the following visas:

  • Subclass 190 Skilled Independent Visa
  • Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional Visa
  • Subclass 482 TSS: Short Term
  • DAMA Labour Agreement
  • Subclass 187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) TRT and DE
  • Subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa
  • Subclass 407 Training Visa

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