Course Title: Principles and Practice of Youth in Development Work

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5001

Course Title: Principles and Practice of Youth in Development Work

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 70.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Distance / Correspondence

Term1 2012

Course Contact: Jennifer Brooker

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4115

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This module is designed to introduce the student to a range of different approaches to work  with young people.  It will provide a clear understanding of several of the key practices in youth work, thus helping the student to develop their insight and skills by drawing on a rich frame of reference.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Working with young people

Learning Outcomes

In this unit the student will study the topics of
1. Youth development work: history and traditions
2. Youth development work: models and approaches
3. Youth work practise
4. Face-to-face skills
5. Social change or social control?
6. Professional conduct

Overview of Assessment

Learning Journal