Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Youth Work)

Undergraduate Course
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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.

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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).

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Course Structure


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Where can I study?

You can study on-campus, online or a mix of both.
Adelaide – Millswood SA
Perth – Forrestfield WA
Offered fully online

How long does it take?

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

What do I need for entry?

Completion of ‘Tabor Early Entry’ criteria (NOT dependent on ATAR)
Completion of Certificate IV or above
Qualify for mature age entry

How much does it cost?

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fees and available payment options.

When can I start?

Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July

Additional Information


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


Tabor: SS714Y
SATAC: 5A043

Undergraduate Course

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Phone: 1300 482 267