Course Title: Youth Work 4: Field Education 2 (Working with Industry)

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Youth Work 4: Field Education 2 (Working with Industry)

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

This is a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course. This means that there is an expectation that you will complete 20 full supervised days in an industry setting. Please note that there are prerequisites attached to this course. This course is only intended for students who are enrolled in BP322 - Bachelor of Youth Work and Youth Studies.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Sem 2 2019

Course Coordinator: Mish Colla

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 2328

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 8, Level 10

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

HWSS2229 - Youth Work 1: An Introduction to the Field

HWSS2230 - Youth Work 2: Field Education 1 (Engaging in Industry)

HWSS2228 - The Ethics of Being Professional

Current Working With Children Check & National Police Check

Course Description

This course is the second Youth Work professional placement experience. It focuses on your emerging identity and capability as a Youth Work professional, assessed through your developing skills and knowledge applied in a Youth related setting. In this course, you will draw upon previous studies regarding professionalism and professional practice to undertake supervised practice in the field (20 Days).

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • 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.
  • Design and conduct professional and scholarly research projects relating to Youth Work, Youth Studies and the contexts of young people thoughtfully, ethically, respectfully and inclusively.
  • 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:

  • Undertake a skills and knowledge analysis and evaluation of your professional and personal attributes, in light of your immersion in the Youth Work setting.
  • Lead a supervised project and or initiative within a Youth Setting.
  • Evaluate your efficacy, professionalism and effectiveness in regards to the work you have undertaken, drawing upon the feedback, artefacts and evidence drawn from the experience.
  • Establish a professional learning plan to address strengths and challenges identified through your skills and knowledge, personal and professional attributes analysis.
  • Work as part of an industry setting team demonstrating an ethical orientation, representation of organisational values and professional presentation.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course is predominantly situated within a Youth Work or Youth Sector setting, where you will undertake structured and supervised duties. You will attend three face-to-face seminars. One of these will have an induction and orientation focus. The second seminar will provide an overview of the formal requirements of this placement, including those attached to your assessment and evaluation. The third seminar will provide a forum for debrief and critical reflection. Throughout your placement, you will have access to online learning modules, an industry supervisor and point of contact at the University.

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.

he Library provides guides on academic 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: Case Notes. 600 words, 20%, CLO 2, 4, 5

Task 2: Journal: Self-care focus. Equivalent 2000 words, 40%, CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Task 3: Project proposal & Needs analysis. 2000 Words, 40% weighting, CLO 1, 3, 4


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: