Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)
Bachelor's Degree + Undergraduate Unit
HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
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Youth Worker | Youth Support Worker | Youth Development Officer | Youth Activities Officer | View all
If you're passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people, a career in youth work is perfect for you – and a Bachelor of Youth Work from Edith Cowan University could be your first step towards that dream career.
This all-encompassing degree combines the essentials of youth work practice with complementary studies in community work. You'll cover the key theories and principles of working with young people within the community, as well as studying 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. You'll also complete a year-long practical placement to gain real-world experience and skills.
It's your choice whether to study full-time (three years) or part-time (six years), online or on-campus at ECU Joondalup. Upon graduation, you'll be ready to pursue a meaningful career working with young people in a variety of environments and settings, helping them get their lives off to the best possible start.
You may be eligible to apply for this course at ECU if you meet the following requirements:
Please note that School Leaver applicants will require completion of WACE or equivalent.
If none of the above applies to you, but you have work and life experience, you may be eligible to apply via ECU's Experience-Based Entry Scheme.
In this youth work course, the subjects you may study include:
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
You can also choose to study this course entirely online.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Youth Work from Edith Cowan University.
Graduates are prepared to apply for positions in the youth work sector in a variety of settings, such as local, state and federal government agencies, local community organisations, national charities, schools and activity centres.
Graduates may also choose to pursue further study with a Graduate Certificate in Social Science.
Wondering where a career in youth work could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Community Worker, Youth Worker, Community Development Youth Worker, Indigenous Youth Worker, Recreational Youth Activities Worker, Residential Support Worker, Youth and Family Services Officer.
Students may pay for this course upfront or through a government HECS-HELP loan (eligibility criteria applies).
Scholarships and ECU Student Loans are also available to eligible students.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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