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Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Youth Work)

Undergraduate Course

About this Course

Young people are actively involved in shaping our world. So, what will this world look like for all of us in the future? How will life be better for citizens of the next century? The Tabor Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Youth Work) is developed around a central, optimistic ideology – that young people enrich society. Such enrichment requires unity and collaboration. Human experience is fundamentally relational and Tabor believes that any society is made better by the presence of multiple voices.

The Tabor program is designed to promote the critical need for a collective voice in shaping our future world. This belief, grounded in the social sciences and our own spiritual values, drives us to play a role in the ongoing struggle for justice and to help young people excel in an interconnected society.

Formation is at the heart of the Tabor Youth Work program. We build our program around the idea of the professional youth worker – a practitioner who possesses both self and contextual awareness, spiritual intelligence and an ethical core. This individual is able to work courageously and creatively amidst the ubiquitous complexities, challenges and chaos of human service in the real world.

Our own Youth Work experience has enabled us to develop a nationally recognised curriculum which prepares students for real world opportunities. Through the course, students participate in practices of personal, professional, intellectual and spiritual formation. This, in conjunction with their portfolio of relevant practice skills, ensures our graduates exemplify the principles of praxis and emerge as valuable Youth Workers.

Professional Outcomes

The Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Youth Work) degree is designed to prepare graduates for a variety of roles across the youth sector. Our graduates have attained youth oriented careers in:

  • Community Case Management
  • Faith Based Pastoral Roles
  • Police and Corrections
  • Public Sector
  • Local Government Community Development
  • Health Sector
  • School Based Pastoral Support
  • Housing Support
  • Event Coordination
  • Education
  • International Development
  • Adventure Recreation
  • Child Protection

Read Rebecca’s experience of the Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Youth Work).

Course Structure

23 Subjects total
=
12 Core
+
7 Major
+
4 Electives

Core

Introduction to Sociology
Professional Communication Skills
Working with Aboriginal Australians and Diaspora Communities
Exploring Practices for Spiritual Formation
Theory & Practice of Group Work
Theological Reflection in Life and Work
Engaging the Christian Scriptures
Human Services and Case Management
Professional Ethics
Working with Mental Health
Working with Grief, Loss and Trauma
Exploring Contemporary Spirituality *

Major

Theory & Practice of Youth Work
Youth Sector Orientation and Networking
Community Development for Youth Work *
Theories of Youth *
Social Geographies of Youth *
Youth Work Field Ed. 1 (Minor Placement)
Youth Work Field Education 2 (Major Placement)

Electives

Elective 1
Elective 2
Elective 3
Elective 4

What do I need for entry?

60 ATAR
or
Completion of Certificate IV or above
or
Qualify for mature age entry
or
Recognition of prior learning / credit transfer
If you can provide evidence of competency for some of the units, you may not have to undertake those units.
In simple terms, RPL means that if you have not already undertaken the unit or its equivalent, but have the required knowledge and skills to demonstrate competency for the unit, you won’t have to study the unit.
Credit transfer is where you have a Statement of Attainment or a qualification which clearly states you have demonstrated competency in those units or their equivalent.

How long does it take?

3 years (36 months) full-time or part-time equivalent.

Where can I study?

You can study on-campus, online or a mix of both.

How much does it cost?

When can I start?

Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July

Additional Information

Exit Points

Diploma in Applied Social Science after 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.

Contact Hours

3 - 12 hours per week

Course Codes

Tabor: SS714Y
SATAC: 5A0403

Course Level

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