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Bachelor of Youth Work

  • Bachelor

Youth Work is an exciting and challenging career involving working for and with young people in a variety of fun and rewarding ways.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Course Code
084316G
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar
Fees
$6,560 per year / $19,680 total

About this course

Youth Work is an exciting and challenging career involving working for and with young people in a variety of fun and rewarding ways. The key thing that differentiates youth workers from other community service workers is that young people are their primary concern. Youth work acknowledges the social and cultural environments within which young people live and helps foster young people's emotional and social development. In addition to the core youth work units, students can choose between a major in sociology or a minor in sociology and four specified electives from outdoor leadership and/or healthy development. You will receive valuable practical experience in working with young people, in addition to the theoretical insights and practical competencies needed for dealing with the needs, problems and aspirations of young people. Our graduates are employed in local government, welfare services, youth justice, educational institutions, substance abuse and homelessness agencies. The Bachelor of Youth Work responds to community need for highly trained and skilled youth workers to meet the needs of young people in a range of public and community-based settings. Students will qualify to:function as team members in the delivery of youth services carry out research and policy development develop effective prevention and intervention strategies to understand the issues confronting young people and youth workers. work with young people at both group and individual levels be academically and ethically competent in the discipline. Students will receive valuable practical experience in working with young people in agencies, in addition to the theoretical insights and practical competencies needed for enabling creative roles in dealing with the needs, problems and aspirations of young people.

Study locations

Melbourne, VIC

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Social Work courses at Australian Catholic University (ACU).
77.9%
Overall satisfaction
88.2%
Skill scale
70.6%
Teaching scale
61.1%
Employed full-time
$60k
Average salary