Youth and Community Contexts

Unit code: AYW1002 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
Online Real Time


Students will be introduced to a range of contemporary scenarios relevant to the community, youth and justice sectors. Utilising a project-based approach students will complete a professional style report on a chosen scenario. Students will select a scenario, describe the background and context, identify and analyse the key issues, and propose appropriate responses. This unit begins the process of developing key knowledge, academic and professional skills that will prepare students for work in a range of youth and community contexts and work environments.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Investigate a chosen social scenario relevant to youth, community or criminal justice contexts
  2. Describe, identify and analyse the key issues associated with the scenario
  3. Determine and outline appropriate responses to the issues
  4. Demonstrate effective communication skills to plan, research and complete a professional report.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Journal
Grade: 20%
Reflective piece regarding selection of scenario
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 35%
Presentation based on Draft Report
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 45%
Final Report

Required reading

Students will be provided with a reading list via VU Collaborate.

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):

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