Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
084319D
Location:
  • Melbourne
Duration:

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Description

This is a one-year introductory program for students interested in a range of entry-level careers in Youth Work.

You will gain an insight into the diverse challenges and needs of young people in a range of public and community-based settings and be prepared for further study in the field.

Course duration

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • Melbourne (Attendance)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Sample Course Map

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 YSED100
Knowing young people
HIST106
Australian Indigenous peoples - past and present
PSYC108
Psychological practice: theory and techniques 
SOCS100
Introduction to sociology
Year 1 - Semester 2 YSED103
Introduction to the youth work sector
(Pre: YSED100)
YSED104
The developing young person
(Pre: YSED100)
UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society 
Youth work elective unit

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information.

Credit Points

80

Exit Point

Students who successfully complete four or more units in the Diploma in Youth Work may exit with a Certificate in Youth Work.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised

Course costs

  • Average first year fee: $6560 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only; subject to passage of legislation)

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

Essential requirements for admission

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed:

  1. Equivalent of year 12 level with the ACU minimum eligibility rank for Diploma programs
    OR
  2. Entry via an alternative pathway as approved by ACU.

International students must also meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

Applying for admission

Direct Applications

Admission Pathways to this course

Admission Schemes

Work and Life Experience

  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Work experience - A Selection Rank can be calculated based on your work experience - you need to document all of your experience and provide supporting documentation.

If you have a Selection Rank but it's not enough for this course

Career paths

On completion of the Diploma in Youth Work, graduates may seek entry level employment opportunities in a variety of public and community organisations. Roles may include working with young people or assisting with the administration of youth organizations.

Other prerequisites to undertaking this course

Working with children check is required.

English language requirements

Overall score: 6.0. Individual score of 5.5 in all tests.

Pathways to further study

The Diploma in Youth Work is a pathway program into the Bachelor of Youth Work. Students who have successfully completed the Diploma in Youth Work will be able to commence in the second year of the Bachelor of Youth Work

Contacts for future students

Enquiries:

Description

This is a one-year introductory program for students interested in a range of entry-level careers in Youth Work.

You will gain an insight into the diverse challenges and needs of young people in a range of public and community-based settings and be prepared for further study in the field.

Course duration

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Start dates and campus availability

Melbourne
  • 11-Feb-2019 , 10-Feb-2020

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 25% of the program online.

Credit Points

80

Exit Point

Students who successfully complete four or more units in the Diploma in Youth Work may exit with a Certificate in Youth Work.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course structure – 1st year

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 YSED100
Knowing young people
HIST106
Australian Indigenous peoples - past and present
PSYC108
Psychological practice: theory and techniques 
SOCS100
Introduction to sociology
Year 1 - Semester 2 YSED103
Introduction to the youth work sector
(Pre: YSED100)
YSED104
The developing young person
(Pre: YSED100)
UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society 
Youth work elective unit

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Course costs

  • Unit Fee: $2840.00 (2019)
  • Average first year fee: $22720.00 (2019)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $22720.00 (2019)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Essential requirements for admission

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

Apply direct to Australian Catholic University.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed year 12 or equivalent with a minimum 50% pass, plus an IELTS overall score of 6.0 with an individual score of 5.5 in all tests.

Career paths

On completion of the Diploma in Youth Work, graduates may seek entry level employment opportunities in a variety of public and community organisations. Roles may include working with young people or assisting with the administration of youth organizations.

Other prerequisites to undertaking this course

Working with children check is required.

English language requirements

Overall score: 6.0. Individual score of 5.5 in all tests.

Pathways to further study

The Diploma in Youth Work is a pathway program into the Bachelor of Youth Work. Students who have successfully completed the Diploma in Youth Work will be able to commence in the second year of the Bachelor of Youth Work

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