Course Title: Youth Work 6: Ready for Life and Work

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Youth Work 6: Ready for Life and Work

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

This course assumes that you are in your final Semester of study in the Bachelor of Youth Work and Youth Studies (BP322), and that you have completed all core requirements up to this stage.



Course Coordinator: Michael Emslie

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 8272

Course Coordinator Email: michael.emslie@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 37, Melbourne City Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course assumes that you are in your final Semester of study in the Bachelor of Youth Work and Youth Studies, and that you have completed all core requirements up to this stage.


Course Description

This course is a capstone of your learning in the Bachelor of Youth Work and Youth Studies. In this course, you will draw upon theoretical and professional learning to demonstrate your readiness to graduate and seek employment in Youth Work or a related field. Through the curation of artefacts and evidence of your experiences and proficiencies, you will produce an E-Portfolio to share with prospective employers, demonstrating your achievement of Program Learning Outcomes.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Apply interdisciplinary bodies of theoretical knowledge and practical wisdom and skills to the scholarship of Youth Studies, praxis of Youth Work and orientation to professional human services.
  • Engage responsibly and ethically in professional relationships, whilst attending to the wide range of complex issues regarding young people and other key stakeholders, in the execution of your duty of care.
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect upon the factors, agencies and influences that shape the life-worlds, experiences and aspirations of young people to consider enabling models of practice and interventions.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally using a range of appropriate modalities and genres suitable to broad stakeholders across the Youth Sector, including young people, statutory agencies, families, government and other professionals.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Articulate and evidence your Youth Work knowledge and skills for future employment across diverse settings.
  • Illustrate the execution and impact of high level of inter-personal, ethical and professional attributes in working with young people, families and other stakeholders.
  • Assert your efficacy, professionalism and effectiveness in regards to the work you have undertaken and prospective future employment.
  • Develop a self-care plan, outlining strategies to ensure your sustainable health and wellbeing as a Youth Work professional.
  • Critically evaluate your personal and professional learning journey across the breadth of your program.
  • Apply to work as part of a Youth Work/Youth Sector team, outlining your areas of expertise and potential contributions to the field.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course is facilitated through a series of professional seminars and small group mentoring. Through the professional seminars, provocations will be provided for you to consider yourself in relation to professional association requirements to practice as a Youth Worker or in the Youth Work sector. Through the small group mentoring, you will develop your evidence based and theoretically informed responses to key selection criteria for future employment and statements of personal and professional attributes.  


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. This includes resources such as weekly readings, assessment supports, requirements for workshop and seminar participation and notes from classes.

The University Library has extensive resources for [discipline] students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment may include:

Task 1: LinkedIn Profile: Professional biography. Equivalent 600 words, 10%, CLO 1, 3, 6

Task 2: E-Portfolio & Cover letter: Articulating capability for future employment. Equivalent 2000 words, 50%, CLO 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Task 3: Plan: Managing me - my health and wellbeing in a complex role. 1000 Words, 40% weighting, CLO 2, 4, 5

 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment