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Bachelor of Criminology and Justice - Professional Youth Work Major Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Australia

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Summary

Recommended for students with an interest in criminology, social justice and the justice system.

The course provides a comprehensive understanding of the nature of criminology and justice and the principal disciplines of law, political science, psychology and sociology, which inform criminological and justice-related issues.

It adopts a contemporary, international approach to criminology and justice education in developing well-educated practitioners. Students examine the nature of crime and social control, as well as a broad range of areas in the domain of justice, including policing, courts, law, corrections and alternative dispute resolution.

Professional Youth Work Major

Provides an opportunity for students to combine a youth work major with complementary areas of study.

This includes Aboriginal and Intercultural Studies, Addiction Studies, Health Promotion, Community Work, Criminology, Psychology, Counselling, Visual Arts, Media and Communications, and Event Management.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse and evaluate the contribution of youth work to society, communities and young people demonstrating cross cultural responsiveness.
  • Apply and evaluate sustainability principles in program design and development and problem solving in the context of youth work professional practice.
  • Apply understanding of sociocultural and international diversity and other values that are the underpinning of youth work as a discipline/
  • Demonstrate ability to collaborate professionally with others through team work in academic and professional environments.
  • Demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of youth work theory, methods, principles and values with multi-disciplinary research.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to make decisions based upon their full environmental, social, cultural and economic implications relating to Youth Work.
  • Plan, design, develop, implement and evaluate programs and services that meet young people's needs and the requirements of employers and of funding bodies.
  • Review, analyse and synthesise youth and community work knowledge by engaging in both critical thinking and reflective practice to resolve problems encountered in professional work as a novice graduate youth worker.

Employment opportunities

Prepares graduates for a diverse range of positions in youth work. Depending on students' selection of complementary studies they may wish to pursue careers with a special focus on recreation, sport, adventure programs, youth arts, youth counselling, addiction services, youth mental health services, or youth justice. Entry level positions may be in youth welfare services including homeless support services, youth health, youth advice, advocacy and support programs. Graduates also find employment in youth holiday programs, youth activity centres, informal education with young people, school-based support programs, and chaplaincy. Employers of youth work graduates include, Local, State and Federal Government, National Charities and local community organisations.

Possible future job titles

Youth Worker, Youth Support Worker, Youth Development Officer, Youth Activities Officer, Youth Welfare Worker, Youth and Family Mediation, Youth Health Educator, Youth Policy Officer, Youth Outreach Worker, Youth Engagement Worker, Youth Mental Health Worker, School Chaplain, Youth Mental Health Care Coordinator, Youth and Community Worker, Community Education Worker (Youth), Youth Officer, Youth Liaison Worker, School Retention and Participation Officer. Youth Accommodation Worker, Student Support Officer, Youth Counsellor.

CRICOS

057991G

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Criminology and Justice - Professional Youth Work Major.

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees

A$31,700.00 (15,23,816) per year

From

24-Feb-20, 27-Jul-20

Venue

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Joondalup Campus,

270 Joondalup Drive,

JOONDALUP,

Western Australia,

6027, PERTH, Australia

Online/Distance (3 years full-time)

Tuition fees

A$31,700.00 (15,23,816) per year

From

24-Feb-20, 27-Jul-20

Venue

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Joondalup Campus,

270 Joondalup Drive,

JOONDALUP,

Western Australia,

6027, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirement for international students

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course.

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Minimum requirements for secondary school results can change, depending on the country where you completed secondary study.

English competency requirements

  • IELTS Academic - Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0).
  • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic - 52 with no scores less than 50.
  • TOEFL iBT - Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17.
  • TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) - Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better.
  • International Baccalaureate - Higher level English grade 3 (2011) or grade 4 (2012 onwards) or a Standard Level (SL) grade of 4. Can be achieved through IB Certificate or IB Diploma. Note: IB Certificate does not satisfy ECU's minimum academic entry requirements for undergraduate entry
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE) - An overall minimum score of 169 with no individual band less than 169.
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - An overall minimum score of 169 with no individual band less than 169.

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Scholarships

Here are some scholarship that are available at Edith Cowan University (ECU).

Emirates Scholarship

Value of scholarship

One off payment of AUD $5,000

Application details:

Application is made via the ECU Online Scholarship Application Portal. Access to the portal is available between application opening and closing dates. Application dates - Opens: 06th May; Closes: 26th Jul.

Eligibility requirements:

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • have completed at  least 180 Credit Points in your current course with a minimum WAM of 70%.  Eligible courses and units of study include Security, Aviation and Law and  Criminology.

Selection criteria

  • Selection will be based on your letter of support  from an ECU Academic member of staff, your resume and your written statement  (of no more than 500 words) describing why you wish to participate in the  Emirates Work Placement Program, why you would be a good ECU ambassador on the  program and the expected outcomes, both personal and academic, that you hope  to gain from participation. Preference will be given to academic credit  bearing placements however the scholarship may be offered for both  credit-bearing and non-credit bearing placements, depending on the relevance  to the course as determined by the relevant ECU Course Coordinator prior to  submitting the scholarship application.

Who can apply:

All international

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