Bachelor of Youth Work

Curtin University of Technology

Provides a comprehensive program of study in the essentials of youth work as an embedded practice within community work. The course includes specialist units in youth work, plus complementary studies in community work.

Students can choose complementary areas of study such as Aboriginal and Intercultural Studies, Addiction Studies, Community Work, Criminology, Psychology, Counselling, Visual Arts, Media and Communication, Events Management, and Outdoor Adventure.Course Learning Outcomes
Analyse and evaluate the contribution of youth work to society, communities and young people demonstrating cross cultural responsiveness.
Apply and evaluate sustainability principles in program design and development and problem solving in the context of youth work professional practice.
Apply understanding of sociocultural and international diversity and other values that are the underpinning of youth work as a discipline.
Demonstrate English literacy appropriate to professional youth work communication, including all relevant forms of oral and written communication, both formal and informal.
Demonstrate ability to collaborate professionally with others through team work in academic and professional environments.
Demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of youth work theory, methods, principles and values with multi-disciplinary research.
Demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to make decisions based upon their full environmental, social, cultural and economic implications relating to Youth Work.
Demonstrate numeracy proficiency appropriate to professional youth work including numeracy sufficient to develop and read budgets for service provision and to interpret and produce reports that include qualitative and quantitative data.
Demonstrate use of technologies appropriate to youth work professional practice.
Identify how global context shapes similarities and differences in work with young people in other countries.
Plan, design, develop, implement and evaluate programs and services that meet young peoples needs and the requirements of employers and of funding bodies.
Professionally and ethically communicate youth work knowledge amongst diverse audiences including young people, families, colleagues and the public.
Review, analyse and synthesise youth and community work knowledge by engaging in both critical thinking and reflective practice to resolve problems encountered in professional work as a novice graduate youth worker.
One or more of the majors in this course is externally recognised when studied within this course. Refer to the major for more information.

At a Glance

Course level Undergraduate
CRICOS Code For the course code, kindly refer to the university website.
Institution Name Curtin University of Technology
Campus Location Joondalup
Institution Type University
Course Duration Full Time 3 years Start Semester 1 or 2 Part Time 6 years Start Semester 1 or 2
Course University Curtin University of Technology

About Curtin University of Technology

Curtin is an innovative, global university known for its high-impact research, strong industry partnerships and commitment to preparing students for jobs of the future. Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest and most culturally diverse university with Australia’s third largest international student population.

 

 

  • Who We Are
    Since our inception, we have taken an innovative approach towards teaching and research.Our campuses are vibrant, welcoming spaces that value diversity and difference, emphasise industry connections and practical learning, have a strong commitment to social justice, and foster a forward-thinking culture for our students, staff and the wider community.In line with developments in Perth, we are beginning to transform our main Bentley Campus into a cultural hub where members of the community can live, study, work and socialise together as part of the Greater Curtin project. Our focus is always on delivering excellence and strengthening our position as a leading global university, according to our vision, mission and values.
  • What We Do
    Curtin’s commitment to excellence in teaching and research extends beyond course delivery. We forge significant, mutually-beneficial partnerships with industry and community organisations to share the benefits of our research outcomes and provide students the opportunity to learn in real workplaces.
  • Our Global Focus
    As a leading global university, we strive to research and educate in ways that address international issues and challenges.If you join us as a student or staff member, you can expect to build life skills, join an international community and become part of a forward-thinking culture committed to sharing innovative ideas.Our research has become increasingly prominent on the international stage, which has resulted in us being ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018.Our teaching is delivered to a high standard across all our locations. Our campuses in Australia, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius and Singapore are viewed as equally important, and we try to emphasise connections and collaborations as much as possible in our daily practices.
  • Sustainability
    To be a truly future-focused university, sustainability has to be at the heart of everything you do. At Curtin, sustainability is one of the pillars of our strategic plan and our commitment to it is evident throughout our teaching, research, buildings and plans for the future.
  • Teaching
    Our sustainability offerings examine policies and practices and address the complexities of the new global sustainable development goals that aim to support people, planet, prosperity and peace.Our sustainability program has a strong emphasis on professional practice. You will apply your skills and knowledge to real-life issues through professional work and community engagement and individual projects provide opportunities for research into real-world issues.
  • Research
    Drawing on expertise in design, construction, management, geography and planning and health, we explore and solve issues of sustainability as it applies to corporate responsibility, the natural and built environment, transport, energy usage and more through collaborative research projects.
  • Visit Curtin
    Over the years, Curtin’s physical expansion has mirrored its forward-looking nature and responsiveness to the changing needs of its students, partners and the broader communities it serves.Curtin is now a global university with campuses in Australia, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius and Singapore, as well as partnerships with more than 130 institutions worldwide.
  • Policy & Governance
    John Curtin was a leader who believed that a great university should ‘look ever forward’. Our policy and governance frameworks have been developed to ensure we honour this ideal.
  • Jobs at Curtin
    Joining Curtin as an academic or professional staff member will give you the opportunity to carve a rewarding career in a highly flexible and friendly environment.

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