Course information for - 2021 entry

Offered at 1 locations

Study mode
Attendance
Duration
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
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ATAR
N/A
Fees (first year)*

$10401 CSP

Start dates
Semester 1 - Applications closed , Semester 2 - To be advised

Overview

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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.

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Careers

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.

Course details

Course structure

To complete the Diploma in Youth Work, a student must complete 80 credit points (cp).

View course rules

Sample program map

Year - Study periodUnit 1Unit 2Unit 3Unit 4Unit 5

Year 1 - Semester 1 

YSED100 Knowing Young People

YSED103 Introduction to the Youth Sector

SOCS100 Introduction to Sociology

Elective

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

or

PHCC102 Being Human

or

PHCC104 Ethics and the Good Life


HIST106 Australian Indigenous Peoples Past and Present

A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.

This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

AQF framework

Diploma - AQF Level 5

Exit Points

Students who have completed 40 cp of Youth Work Units may exit with the Non-Award Certificate in Youth Work.

Entry requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy that includes meeting a minimum ATAR requirement.

International students must also meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed:

a. Equivalent of year 12 level with the ACU minimum eligibility rank for Diploma programs

OR

b. Entry via an alternative pathway as approved by ACU.

Disclaimer :The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission.

English language requirements

Overall score: 6.0. Individual score of 5.5 in all tests.

Inherent requirement

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.

Learn more about inherent requirements for your course and how they affect you

Pathways

Pathways into course for applicants with previous study and/or life experience

  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Work experience - A Selection Rank can be calculated based on your work experience - you need to document all of your experience and provide supporting documentation.


Further study

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

Fees

Course costs

Average first year fee*

$10401 CSP

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

Payment options

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. 

Explore your options 

Scholarships

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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How to apply

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information.

 

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