Course details

CRICOS course code: 074356D

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people with VU’s Bachelor of Youth Work.

In our youth work degree, you'll learn to help young people develop through activities that are enjoyable, challenging and educational.

You'll graduate with:

  • a solid professional foundation for working with young people
  • specialist knowledge to support disadvantaged groups
  • clarity on the services available to teenagers and young adults
  • practical management skills
  • leadership skills.

Our Youth Work degree is the largest in Australia, and is delivered by experts in the field. You'll receive expert guidance from specialist youth sociologists and experienced workers from:

  • disability
  • legal care
  • community development
  • social work
  • other relevant areas.

In addition, you'll undertake substantial professional work placements, and graduate well prepared for a rewarding career.

Our program is professionally accredited by the Youth Workers' Association in Victoria.

As well as our Melbourne program, we are delivering the first Bachelor of Youth Work to be offered in NSW, for sector professionals wanting to upgrade their qualifications.

Careers in Youth Work

VU’s Bachelor of Youth Work provides you with a broad range of career opportunities when you graduate. Graduates can find careers in:

  • local government
  • schools
  • rehabilitation
  • juvenile justice centre
  • not-for-profit and community organisations.

Aim for one of these rewarding roles:

  • youth worker
  • case manager
  • counsellor
  • family support worker
  • drug and alcohol worker.

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Youth Work students will be required to complete:

  • 288 credit points (equivalent to 24 units) of Core studies

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Critically review their knowledge and practice of youth work and its role in empowering young people;

2. Analyse, implement and evaluate the role and significance of youth work in diverse social, political and economic contexts;

3. Articulate their knowledge and skills in diverse contexts regarding youth work and community development policy, practice and management;

4. Contextualise generic knowledge and skills that enable professional effectiveness in youth work and broader community settings;

5. Demonstrate broad and in-depth knowledge and skills for working with young people in community settings;

6. Clearly articulate the social and political dimensions of disadvantage, in particular how it relates to young people;

7. Develop, implement and evaluate a range of leadership functions and skills in a variety of youth and community settings.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
25,000 Per Year
Read more12,500 per semester
21 Feb 2022
01 Aug 2022
3 years Full time Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia

Entry criteria

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English (or equivalent). OR: Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent). OR: Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67 (Listening 12, Speaking 18, Reading 15, Writing 21)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 4): achieved.

Address

Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
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