Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Focuses on the theoretical dimensions of child and youth participation and equips students with a range of methods and practical skills for listening to, consulting and communicating with children and young people in professional and research contexts. Ethical considerations will be highlighted, as well as sensitivity to the significance of children's age, gender, culture, disability and linguistic backgrounds.

Unit content

  • Child and youth engagement - theories and approaches
  • Methods and skills for listening to, consulting and communicating with children and young people in professional and research contexts
  • Child-centred models of participatory engagement e.g. in the education, health, welfare and family justice fields
  • Ethical considerations when engaging with children and young people and/or undertaking research and consultation - including consent, confidentiality, doing no harm, and feedback; children as members of the research team/peer researchers
  • Taking account of children and young people's age, gender, culture, disability and linguistic backgrounds to enhance their effective participation in discussions, activities and decisions influencing their lives.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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