Credit points


Minimum duration

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Melbourne


Blacktown (subject to viable cohorts)

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

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

International students must 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 the following prerequisites at year 12, or equivalent:


New South Wales

Assumed knowledge: 2 units of English (any) (Band 3)


Units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 110 cp from Youth Work specified units (Part A);
  2. 40 cp from Sociology specified units (Part B);
  3. 10 cp from 200- or 300-level Sociology electives (Part C);
  4. 20 cp from Core Curriculum Units (Part D);
  5. 20 cp from Practicum Units including YSED202 (community engagement unit) (Part E);
  6. 40 cp from Electives (Part F);

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.

Exit points

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

Students who meet the requirements for the Diploma in Youth Work may exit with that award.

Progression requirements

Unless otherwise specified, students must complete a unit or units at an introductory level (100-level) in an approved sequence before undertaking advanced level units (200 or 300-level) in that sequence. Any additional prerequisites for individual units are shown in brackets after the unit in the Schedule of Unit Offerings.

Part A : Youth Work Specified Units

Complete exactly 110 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
HIST106Australian Indigenous Peoples Past and Present10
YSED100Knowing Young People10
YSED103Introduction to the Youth Sector10
YSED104The Developing Young Person10
YSED105Ethical Principles and Practice of Youth Work10
YSED203Building Relationships and Supporting Young People10
YSED204Trauma Informed Practice10
YSED206Youth Work Counselling10
YSED301Youth Policy10
YSED303Community Development10
YSED304Working with Vulnerable Young People10

Part B : Sociology Specified Units

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
SOCS100Introduction to Sociology10
SOCS108Contemporary Society and Change10
CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
SOCS207Meaning of Life: Researching Qualitatively10
SOCS226Global Youth Cultures10
SOCS244Difference and Diversity: Social and Sexual Health10

Part C : Sociology Elective Units

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
SOCS200All the Feels Emotions Society Culture10
SOCS201Social Justice and the New Economy10
SOCS202Culture: Rights, Representation, Resistance10
SOCS206Globalisation, Religion and Modernity10
SOCS208The Power of Social Connection: Social Capital Revealed10
SOCS209Race and Ethnicity: Australian and Global Perspectives10
SOCS210The Social and Cultural Life of Fijian Young People10
SOCS234Sociological Theory and Practice10
SOCS235Health, Illness and Wellbeing10
SOCS239Sociology of Gender and Sexuality10
SOCS243Global Health10
SOCS300Power Wealth and Welfare: Social Issues and Policy10
SOCS302People Count: Researching Globally with Quantitative Methods10

Part D : Core Curriculum Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10
PHCC102Being Human10
PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10
CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC300Justice and Change in a Global World10
PHCC320The Just Society10

Part E : Practicum Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
YSED202Field Placement 110
YSED302Field Placement 210

Part F : Electives

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

Students may select 4 elective units from any course on offer at ACU subject to unit availability and provided prerequisites requirements are met.

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