Bachelor of Youth Work

VU course code: ABYW | CRICOS: 074356D | Level of study: Undergraduate
3 years full time or longer for part time
Hybrid, In person, Online Real Time
VU Melbourne: Footscray Park, Online Real Time
29 July 2024
21 July 2024
Overview

Overview

Make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people with VU’s Bachelor of Youth Work.

In our youth work degree, you'll learn to help young people develop through activities that are enjoyable, challenging and educational.

You'll graduate with:

  • a solid professional foundation for working with young people
  • specialist knowledge to support disadvantaged groups
  • clarity on the services available to teenagers and young adults
  • practical management skills
  • leadership skills.

Our Youth Work degree is the largest in Australia, and is delivered by experts in the field. You'll receive expert guidance from specialist youth sociologists and experienced workers from:

  • disability
  • legal care
  • community development
  • social work
  • other relevant areas.

In addition, you'll undertake substantial professional work placements, and graduate well prepared for a rewarding career.

Industry participants with a Diploma can choose to upgrade to a Bachelor of Youth Work degree while working in industry, with our National Youth Work Bachelor of Youth Work online.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your educational achievements and work experience, as well as your skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

ATAR requirements

No minimum ATAR required

This course does not have a minimum ATAR requirement for entry. Read the entry criteria for this course below.

Why ATAR is not applicable

You do not need an ATAR score to apply for this course. Instead, you need to have successfully completed secondary school and to meet any requirements outlined below. Our courses and support programs are designed to prepare students from diverse cultures for success, regardless of their ATAR, age, education or socioeconomic background.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course


Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To attain the Bachelor of Youth Work students are required to complete:


  • 288 credit points of Core studies including 24 credit points of Capstone studies.

Units

Fees & Scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is subsidised by the government, reducing it to the amount listed here. Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens will qualify for a CSP place. If your course is not Commonwealth supported, or you don't qualify, you'll pay full fees.

Learn more about Commonwealth Supported Places

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how

Fees

Scholarships

CAREERS

VU’s Bachelor of Youth Work provides you with a broad range of career opportunities when you graduate. Graduates can find careers in:

  • local government
  • schools
  • rehabilitation
  • juvenile justice centre
  • not-for-profit and community organisations.

Aim for one of these rewarding roles:

  • youth worker
  • case manager
  • counsellor
  • family support worker
  • drug and alcohol worker.

See average salary & employment info for welfare support workers in Australia, via Labour Market Insights.

Double degree pathway

Students can do a fourth year to complete the Bachelor of Youth Work/Bachelor of Sport Management double degree.