This unit is only for students undertaking courses ABYW, EBYS, ABYR, EBED, ABED, HBED, ABSW, ABSJ, SBPE and SBPH.
|1.||Evaluate local government in Victoria: its functions, structure and operation including the intricate balance between the needs of the individual and public good;|
|2.||Critically review Local government's relationship with community and other levels of government;|
|3.||Articulate an understanding of local governments' impacts, interactions and roles with young people; and|
|4.||Conceptualise the role of local government youth services; and the processes and systems used for youth policy and planning at local government level.|
|Report||A critical evaluation of a Local Government's approach to service delivery and the participation of young people in governance.||30%|
|Presentation||Present on a local government area in regard to the policy perspective of service and strategy.||20%|
|Essay||Select a Government Youth policy and analyse its effectiveness to empower young people.||50%|
Essential Skills for Youth Work Practice 2nd
Sapin, K (2013),
London: Sage Publications
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