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What will I learn?

Your role of as a youth worker will be diverse. There will be many challenging and rewarding career opportunities for you. The Bachelor of Youth Work and Youth Studies explores complex social issues affecting at-risk youth, such as homelessness, radicalisation, poverty and mental health. It encourages critical debate and investigation of youth in relation to space, digital landscapes, culture, religion, family and the law.

This degree aims to examine and foster the environments in which all young people can thrive and feel confident, connected and safe.

Career

The Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employing industry in Australia, with job growth set to continue over the next five years. Many social assistance services for young people are delivered by skilled youth workers, whose expertise are in high demand.

Youth workers are employed in areas such as:

local government
health services
youth refuges and housing programs
alcohol and other drug agencies
major welfare services
youth justice settings
school support programs
educational institutions

Which department am I in?

College of Design and Social Context

CRICOS

098456B

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$27,840.00 (14,90,364) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected July 2022

Venue

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

Melbourne City Campus,

124 La Trobe Street,

MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 70% average.

For international students

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 70% average.

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

RMIT University has obtained a 5-Star QS ranking for excellence in higher education.

  • Ranked 21st globally for universities less than 50 years old
  • 15th highest-ranked university in Australia
  • 8th in Australia for graduate employability
  • Industry partnerships in 100+ countries