Diploma in Youth Work

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

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Domestic students

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)
  • Blacktown (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
YSED103
Introduction to the Youth Work Sector
SOCS100
Introduction to sociology
Elective 1
Year 1 - Semester 2 YSED104
The developing young person
YSED105
Ethical Principles and Practice
UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
HIST106
Australian Indigenous Peoples – Past and Present

‘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 Non-Award Certificate in Youth Work.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

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

Course costs

  • Average first year fee: $7035 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 that includes meeting a minimum ATAR requirement.

International students must also 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:

  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.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission.

Admission criteria

The table below shows the range of ATARs/OPs (excludes adjustment factors) and Selection Ranks (may include adjustment factors) achieved by students who were accepted into this course last year. These may vary from year to year. Learn more about admission to ACU.

ATAR/OP range

For those offered places in 2020

ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer <5 <5
Median ATAR to receive an offer <5 <5
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer <5 <5
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.

Student Profile

Breakdown of how students entered this course last year and in what numbers.

Applicant background 2020
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 N/P
Vocational education and training (VET) study 0 0.00%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
<5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) <5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) 0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) <5 N/P
International students <5 N/P
All students 5 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.

Further information

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

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

A 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:

International students

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
  • 22-Feb-2021 , 26-Jul-2021 , 21-Feb-2022 , 18-Jul-2022

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 33% 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 Non-Award 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
YSED103
Introduction to the Youth Work Sector
SOCS100
Introduction to sociology
Elective 1
Year 1 - Semester 2 YSED104
The developing young person
YSED105
Ethical Principles and Practice
UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
HIST106
Australian Indigenous Peoples – Past and Present

‘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: $3013.00 (2021)
  • Average first year fee: $24104.00 (2021)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $24104.00 (2021)

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.

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your 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

A 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

Contact us

Phone: +61 3 8676 7040
9am-5am AEST (leave a message after hours).

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