Registered Migration Australia


ANZSCO 411716 - Registered Migration Australia


A youth worker assists young people as individuals or groups to solve social, emotional and financial problems in an agency framework. In Australia a youth worker is a Skill Level 2 occupation.




Youth Worker Alternative Titles


  • Youth Officer
  • Youth Support Worker





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



Occupation Lists
Youth Worker is on the following skill lists:



This occupation is not on the following skill lists:




Group: 4117 Welfare Support Workers





Youth Worker job description - Registered Migration Australia


The job of a youth worker in Australia is to provide support, information and advice to clients on emotional, financial, recreational, health, housing and other social welfare matters, and evaluate and coordinate the services of welfare and community service agencies.



  • 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



Skill Level

Most occupations in the youth worker unit group (Group 4117) have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. 

In Australia: 
AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2) 

In New Zealand: 
NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2) 

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.


Occupations within the Youth Worker Group



Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same youth worker group, if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.


English Requirement

  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland

Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


  • Youth Worker is currently assessed with VETASSESS - (Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services), more info regarding assessment bodies


Average Income

The average salary for a Youth Worker in Australia is $ 56,498 for male employees and $ 49,026 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 41.5 Females: 43.3 Persons: 42.8

Source: (Group 4117) Welfare support workers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016



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