Diploma in Youth Work
Course information for - 2023 entry
Offered at 1 locations
- 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
- CRICOS Code
- 6.0 overall score (Individual score of 5.5 in all tests)
- Fees (first year)*
- Start dates
- February 2024, February 2025
This is a one-year introductory program for students interested in a range of entry-level careers in Youth Work.
You will gain an insight into the diverse challenges and needs of young people in a range of public and community-based settings and be prepared for further study in the field.
This course is accredited by Youth Workers Australia (YWA).
On completion of the Diploma in Youth Work, graduates may seek entry level employment opportunities in a variety of public and community organisations.
Roles may include working with young people or assisting with the administration of youth organisations.
ACU works with a variety of industry partners.
To complete the Diploma in Youth Work, a student must complete 80 credit points (cp).
Sample program map
|Year - Study period||Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4||Unit 5|
Year 1 - Semester 1
YSED100 Knowing Young People
YSED103 Introduction to the Youth Sector
SOCS100 Introduction to Sociology
Year 1 - Semester 2
YSED104 The Developing Young Person
YSED105 Ethical Principles and Practice of Youth Work
UNCC100 Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society
PHCC102 Being Human
PHCC104 Ethics and the Good Life
HIST106 Australian Indigenous Peoples Past and Present
This is a sample program only and units will vary depending on your campus and mode of study. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.
Students who have completed 40 cp of Youth Work Units may exit with the Non-Award Certificate in Youth Work.
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English language requirements
Overall score: 6.0. Individual score of 5.5 in all tests.
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The Diploma in Youth Work is a pathway program into the Bachelor of Youth Work. Students who have successfully completed the Diploma in Youth Work will be able to commence in the second year of the Bachelor of Youth Work
- Unit fee: $3196
- Average first year fee: $25568
- Estimate total cost: $25568
The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.
Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.
You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support.
You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.
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Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.