|1.||Demonstrate an understanding of 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.||Collaboratively conceptualise the role of local government youth services; and the processes and systems used for youth policy and planning at local government level.|
|Test||An un-invigilated Online Test on key local government processes and the business of Youth Services||20%|
|Essay||Analysis of a local government youth policy and its effectiveness to consult, engage and empower young people. (1700 words)||50%|
|Presentation||Group critical evaluation of a Local Government's approach to service delivery and participation of young people in governance. (20 mins)||30%|
Essential Skills for Youth Work Practice 2nd
Sapin, K (2013),
London: Sage Publications
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