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.


Admissions Criteria {Tabor's qualifications are nationally-recognised through our formal registration with TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality Standards Australia). As such, we are pleased to provide our admissions criteria via the link above.}


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


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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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