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 minors in counselling or sociology. 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.