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Unit description

Provides a learner-focused introduction to the field of youth work within Australia. Critically analyses changing constructions of young people as a target population, and of youth work as a profession and a field of practice. Examines conceptual, historical, theoretical, developmental, social policy and practical issues regarding young people and youth work.

Unit content

Topic 1: Understanding Young People: Theory and Development
Topic 2: Conceptualising Young People, and Issues of Participation
Topic 3: Young People: Social Issues and Demographics
Topic 4: What is Youth Work?: Historical and Contemporary Contexts
Topic 5: Youth Work Service Delivery and Program Design
Topic 6: The Basics of Youth Work Practice
 

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1describe the key issues facing young people, and the professionals working with them, in contemporary Australian society
2demonstrate evidence-informed understanding of how these key issues affect young people, and the professionals working with them
3analyse key issues facing young people and youth workers with respect to Australian social policy
4examine the relevance of current youth work practice concerning the key issues facing young people in Australian society

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the key issues facing young people, and the professionals working with them, in contemporary Australian society
  2. demonstrate evidence-informed understanding of how these key issues affect young people, and the professionals working with them
  3. analyse key issues facing young people and youth workers with respect to Australian social policy
  4. examine the relevance of current youth work practice concerning the key issues facing young people in Australian society

Prescribed Learning Resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Short written response40%
Report60%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Short written response40%
Report60%
Notice

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