Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of Youth Work

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

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 specified youth work units, students study sociology and choose electives from the broad suite of offerings in the Bachelor of Arts. Students 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.

Structure

240 credit points.

Subjects

  • Sociology
  • Youth work

Standard entry requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy that includes meeting a minimum ATAR requirement. International students must meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy. To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12, or equivalent: Victoria Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. *Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $72,312
  • ATAR: 58.5
No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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