Bachelor of Youth Work/Bachelor of Sport Management

VU course code: EBYS | Level of study: Undergraduate
4 years full time or longer for part time
Hybrid, In person
Footscray Park


Aim for a career that combines your passion for sport with the rewards of youth work. Our double degree gives you in-demand skills and knowledge to help young people reach their potential.

The Bachelor of Youth Work/Bachelor of Sport Management expands your career options in youth work and sport management. You’ll develop practical management and leadership skills for both areas, and become an expert in roles where sport and youth work meet.

Youth work encourages young people’s personal and social development, giving them a voice in their communities and society. One of the key tools in this work is recreation and adventure programs. Our combined degree, Bachelor of Youth Work and Bachelor of Sport Management, will teach you enjoyable and challenging educational activities that help young people to work through issues and build self-confidence.

We give you valuable youth-work and sport-management experience – ensuring you’re job-ready when you graduate.

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 double degree of Bachelor of Youth Work/Bachelor of Sport Management students will be required to complete 384 credit points in total consisting of:

  • 384 credit points of Core Units including 24 credit points of Capstone studies.


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



You may find work in one of many roles in the following areas:

  • youth work
  • sport management
  • recreation centres and community development.

Visit Jobs and Skills Australia to see the predictions for youth work employment growth.

If you continue to our Master of Teaching (Secondary), you’ll be able to apply for secondary-school teaching positions.


Visit Jobs and Skills Australia to find the average Australian salaries for:

VU Stories

Success despite the odds
Bachelor of Youth Work/Bachelor of Sport Management
"I was scared of attending university for the first time in my life, but the wonderful support I received gave me the confidence I needed to do very well in all my units. I was also able to build industry connections that I benefit from to this day."
Ashay's story