Youth work

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Career outcomes

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • youth advocacy
  • welfare services
  • youth justice
  • social work
  • mental health
  • drug rehabilitation
  • youth mentoring
  • homelessness agencies

About youth work

ACU youth work students walking down stairs on campus

Make an impact on future generations, their environments, and their communities. Study youth work to gain the knowledge and skills needed to foster young people’s emotional and social development. You’ll help disenfranchised individuals, play your part in reducing youth crime, and mentor vulnerable people with their wellbeing and mental health. As a youth work student, you’ll have the option to pair your studies with sociology or electives focusing on outdoor experiences, exercise and nutrition.

Mentor with impact

A specialisation in youth work does more than meet the growing need for youth workers. You’ll be given the experience you need to make a positive impact for people who need it most. As a youth work student at ACU, you’ll be immersed in a practical, hands-on degree with field placements and industry connections to local youth support services in Melbourne.

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