Youth and Community Industry Placement

Unit code: ECY3004 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
Online Real Time
AEB3803 - Professional Practice 1 (applicable for ABYW, EBYS, ABCD, ABYC students ONLY)
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


In this unit you will work alongside professional colleagues engaged in the provision of youth, community and criminal justice services. This work based learning experience consists of a structured and supervised University organised field work placement or authentic industry project where you will link and apply theory with community and criminal justice practice.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Negotiate and validate a plan for professional learning consistent with the placement context of practice.
  2. Apply knowledge, values and ethics to a particular field of practice in accordance with relevant codes of ethical practices
  3. Demonstrate cultural responsiveness, sensitivity and inclusive practice that promotes the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their cultures;
  4. Establish respectful and accountable professional relationships and communications with a diverse range of individuals, groups, colleagues and communities; and
  5. Effectively demonstrate use of youth, community and criminal justice theories and methods informed by a critically reflective approach to practice.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Practicum
Grade: Pass/Fail
Students are expected to complete the WIL related components satisfactorily.

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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