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Youth Work and Youth Studies, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #238 (QS) Melbourne, Australia
The Youth Work and Youth Studies program at RMIT University explores complex social issues affecting at-risk youth, such as homelessness, radicalisation, poverty and mental health. It encourages critical debate and investigation of youth in relation to space, digital landscapes, culture, religion, family and the law.
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This Youth Work and Youth Studies program at RMIT University aims to examine and foster the environments in which all young people can thrive and feel confident, connected and safe.


The Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employing industry in Australia, with job growth set to continue over the next five years. Many social assistance services for young people are delivered by skilled youth workers, whose expertise are in high demand. 

Youth workers are employed in areas such as:

  • local government
  • health services
  • youth refuges and housing programs
  • alcohol and other drug agencies
  • major welfare services
  • youth justice settings
  • school support programs
  • educational institutions

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Self, Identity and Agency
  • Youth Work 1: An Introduction to the Field
  • Youth Studies 1: Theories, Trends and Development
  • Australian Society in a Global Context
  • Public Policy
  • Youth Work 2: Field Education 
  • Youth Studies 2: Representations and Research
  • Introduction to Law

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

CRICOS Code: 098456B

  • You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 70% average
  • For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to an Australian Year 12, see Entry requirements by country

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26880 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26880 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Domestic Students: Commonwealth supported places

Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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