This unit of study is constructed around an inquiry by students into youth policy by understanding firstly the key drivers of policy change in our society. This unit considers postmodern social theory to questions of social justice and social action. Students will explore the connection between public policy and youth work and in particular the relationship between government youth policy and the funded youth programs of government. Students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work as advocates for change. They will study state and federal youth policy, how policy is made, and how policy intersects and underpins the activities of youth workers.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Students will be provided with a reading list via VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):