Youth worker Mitch Rose from Sydney says undertaking the Bachelor of Youth Work for industry students with VU was one of the best decisions he's made.
"I never thought I would go to university. I had been working long term at an organisation based in Sydney and had done well there. I thought there was no point in studying a social work degree now, plus there are no Youth Work degrees in NSW."
Mitch says he kept an eye on the job market and noticed more and more roles had a minimum requirement of a bachelor. When the opportunity came up to study block model, while still working full-time and getting Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), it was too good to pass up.
"The model of delivery, as well as the expertise of the teaching staff meant my previous experiences as a youth worker were the foundations for the course. Being able to work full-time and complete a bachelor in just two years made it feasible and realistic."