Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Youth Work)
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Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Youth Work)

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Youth Work) is designed to give our graduates the best possible start to a meaningful, long-term career in youth work. This program enables in-depth study in youth and community development, youth sector and policy awareness and the development of a range of industry-relevant skills. The curriculum facilitates a dynamic balance between theory and practice and focuses on the formation of reflective practitioners who are well positioned to make a difference in the lives of young people and to exercise leadership within and across the youth sector.

 

The Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Youth Work) degree is designed to prepare graduates for a variety of roles across the youth sector. Based on graduate employment outcomes, potential positions include:

  • Case Manager
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Christian Pastoral Support Worker
  • Youth Event Coordinator
  • Youth Development Officer
  • Outreach Worker

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Professional Communication Skills
  • Christian Scriptures
  • Working with Aboriginal Australians and Diaspora Communities
  • Theological Reflection on Life and Work
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Theory and Practice of Group Work
  • Human Services and Case Management
  • Exploring Contemporary Spirituality
  • Working with Mental Health
  • Professional Ethics
  • Working with Grief, Loss and Trauma
  • Theory and Practice of Youth Work
  • Youth Sector Orientation and Networking
  • Youth Work Field Education 1 & 2
  • Community Development for Youth Work
  • Theories of Youth
  • Social Geographies of Youth
  • Elective x 4

 

Useful Information

ATAR: 65
SATAC Course Code: 5A0403
Course Duration: 3 years full time or equivalent part time.
Location: External (online) 
               On Campus: Adelaide
Intake: February and July
Entry Requirements: Completed Year 12 (either SACE or IB).
Qualify for Mature Age entry (STAT may be required).

 

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