Details for Youth Work

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC543
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Sharon Garro

Awards offering Youth Work

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Develop an understanding of Youth Work, including historical practice and current methods and models.
  2. Evaluate and critique principles and competencies of youth work practice in a range of contexts and considerations, e.g. socio-cultural factors
  3. Critically reflect on factors central to adolescence and the impact on engagement with youth work support
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities of the youth worker, including continued personal and professional wellbeing

Subject Content

  • Understanding Youth Work, including historical practice & current methods and models
  • Youth Work in practice & contexts
  • Socio-Cultural considerations
  • Complexities in Youth Work
  • Adolescent development
  • Young People and the Justice System
  • Youth online
  • Youth relationships
  • Young People and their rights
  • Young people and mental health
  • Working with Indigenous young people
  • Considerations in engaging young people spiritually
  • The health of the youth worker

Assessment Methods

  • Research Essay (45%)
  • Critical Reflection (25%)
  • Interviews & Critical Reflection  (30%)

Prescribed Text

  • Sapin K. 2013. Essential Skills for Youth Practice, London: Sage Publications.