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What will I learn?

Want to make a difference in the lives of young people? Youth workers improve young people’s social and personal development, helping them establish a voice and sense of place in their communities. This course responds to a community need for highly trained and skilled youth workers to work with young people. It is an inclusive program that provides students with theoretical insights and practical competencies. You can choose a minor in sociology or sociology elective units. Study with us to empower the vulnerable and make a positive difference.

Professional experience

You will be required to complete 500 hours.

Work placement

During the course students are required to complete two practicum placements in agencies working with young people. In second year, students are required to complete 200 placement hours (6 weeks) and, in third year, students will be required to complete 300 hours (8 weeks).

Careers

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • local government youth work
  • youth advocacy
  • youth and family mediation
  • youth counselling and welfare services
  • youth engagement
  • youth health education
  • youth liaison and outreach work
  • youth policy making
  • social work

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.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education and Arts

CRICOS

084316G

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,824.00 (13,50,598) per year
Estimate total cost: AUD $74,472; Unit fee: AUD $3,103

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

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

Melbourne Campus

115 Victoria Parade,

FITZROY,

Victoria,

3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Enhanced ACT Assessment with minimum Composite Score of 19. Applicants must have must have the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate. English Language Requirements: Overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with an individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking; 5.5 in listening and reading); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 60: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 8 in reading and 7 in listening; ACU English Language Test: C (60-64%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE of 169 (Minimum score of 169 in writing and speaking and 162 in listening and reading).

For international students

The equivalent of Australian Year 12 certificate

IELTS overall score of 6.0. Individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in listening and reading.

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening

Test of English as a Foreign Language: Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 60: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 8 in reading and 7 in listening

ACU English Language Test: B (60-64%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 169; Minimum score of 169 in writing and speaking and 162 in listening and reading.

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

Pathways options

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Australian Catholic University offers below pathways courses for this subject
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