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Bachelor of Youth Work

BYthW

240 cp

Minimum duration: 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at: Melbourne Victoria

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12, or equivalent:

Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English.

2. Definitions

Major: 80 cp in prescribed units in one discipline or approved interdisciplinary area, normally including at least 10 cp at introductory level and at least 60 cp at advanced level.

3. Requirements for Completion of the Degree

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 80 cp from a Major in Youth Work including all Core Units;
  2. 80 cp from a Major in Sociology including all Core Units;
  3. 10 cp from HIST106 Australian Indigenous Peoples: Past and Present;
  4. 10 cp from a Mission-focused Unit;
  5. 30 cp from Electives;
  6. 30 cp from Practicum Units.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Majors

Youth Work

Core Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
YSED100 10 History of Young People
YSED104 10 Wellbeing and Young People
YSED200 10 Researching Young People
(Pre: YSED100 History of Young People and YSED205 Ethical Principles and Practice of Youth Work)
YSED203 10 Building Relationships and Supporting Young People
(Pre: YSED104 Wellbeing and Young People and YSED205 Ethical Principles and Practice of Youth Work)
YSED204 10 Case Management in Youth Work
(Pre: YSED100 History of Young People and YSED205 Ethical Principles and Practice of Youth Work)
YSED205 10 Ethical Principles and Practice of Youth Work
YSED301 10 Youth Policy
(Pre: YSED100 History of Young People and YSED205 Ethical Principles and Practice of Youth Work. Inc: SOCG236 Social Issues and Policy)
YSED303 10 Youth Work in Community Settings
(Pre: YSED202 Practicum 2: Youth Work Placement and YSED204 Case Management in Youth Work)

Sociology

Core Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
SOCS100 10 Introduction to Sociology
SOCS207 10 Qualitative Sociological Research Methods
(Pre: 10 cp from 100-level unit in Sociology)
SOCS226 10 Australian Youth Cultures
(Pre: 10 cp from 100-level unit in Sociology)
SOCS239 10 Sociology of Gender and Sexuality
(Pre: 10 cp from 100-level unit in Sociology)

Electives

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
SOCS204 10 Culture and Society
(Pre: 10 cp from 100-level unit in Sociology)
SOCS206 10 Globalisation
(Pre: 10 cp from 100-level unit in Sociology)
SOCS209 10 Race and Ethnicity in Australia
(Pre: 10 cp from 100-level unit in Sociology or Australian Studies)
SOCS217 10 Sociology of Ageing
(Pre: 10 cp from 100-level unit in Sociology)
SOCS234 10 Sociological Theory and Practice
(Pre: SOCS100 Introduction to Sociology)
SOCS235 10 Sociology of Health and Illness
(Pre: 10 cp from 100-level unit in Sociology)
SOCS236 10 Sociology of Childhood and the Family
(Pre: 10 cp from 100-level unit in Sociology)
SOCS238 10 Sociology of the Environment
(Pre: 10 cp from 100-level unit in Sociology)
SOCS240 10 Sociology of Poverty
(Pre: 10 cp from 100-level unit in Sociology)
SOCS241 10 Sociology of Work
(Pre: 10 cp from 100-level unit in Sociology)

Practicum Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
YSED103 10 Practicum 1: Working with Youth Organisations and Agencies
(Pre: YSED100 History of Young People)
YSED202 10 Practicum 2: Youth Work Placement
(Pre: YSED103 Practicum 1: Working with Youth Organisation and Agencies)
YSED302 10 Practicum 3: Interface with Youth
(Pre: YSED202 Practicum 2: Youth Work Placement)

Mission-focused Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
HIST331 10 Human Rights in History
(Pre: 10 cp from 100-level unit in History. Inc: HIST227 Human Rights in History)

A student may undertake any other Mission-focused unit from the Schedule of Unit Offerings for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Electives

Electives may be taken from units offered in other courses and may include additional sociology units and are subject to availability. Enrolment in these units is dependent on satisfaction of the prerequisites for those units.

Students may select units listed in the following disciplines from the Schedule of Unit Offerings for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Counselling, Bachelor of Social Science and Bachelor of Exercise and Health Science degrees (subject to campus availability, unit limitations and provided that prerequisite and co-requisite requirements are met).

Bachelor of Arts
- Business Studies
- Drama
- Family Studies
- History
- Media
- Music
- Psychology
- Study of Religions
- Theological Studies
- Visual Arts

Bachelor of Commerce
- Human Resource Management
- Marketing

Bachelor of Counselling
- Counselling


1 A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.