Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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Are you employed in the youth work sector and want to further develop your skills? Have you just completed your Certificate IV in Youth Work and want to pursue further studies?
In this program you’ll further your skills and develop strategies to manage programs and services for young people.
This program will enable you to:
- build and establish strong working relationships
- focus on objectives for the benefit of clients and the organisation
- help you develop your own leadership style.
A major strength of this program is its flexible delivery and an industry approach that recognises your current level of skills and the opportunity to apply knowledge learned in this program to your workplace.
This program is ideal for those wanting to further their careers in the youth work sector.
For students not already employed within the sector you will be required to complete 240 hours of work placement as part of your studies.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
This program will incorporate one-on-one mentoring, weekly classes, workshops and team and individual projects.
Assessment occurs through a variety of methods including:
- written reports
- class activities and participation
- online discussion
- supervisor reports and observations
- project briefs and evaluations
- assessments based on your work placements.
You will learn from current practicing youth workers, who are well connected within the industry.
Guest lecturers will provide relevant and up-to-date industry information.
This program promotes workplace learning and projects undertaken are directly related to improving work practice and skills development.
By showing how you can apply all of the required competencies while on the job, this program enables you to gain skills and knowledge directly applicable to your workplace and encourages you to share current work practices with your fellow students.
RMIT works closely with its industry partners to ensure that this program is consistent with industry needs. This program maintains strong links with the community services sector through facilitation and course design, development, delivery and assessment.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
The role of a youth worker offers many exciting and challenging career opportunities.
RMIT graduates are highly sought after for a wide range of positions including those in:
psycho-social support services including residential, day program and outreach
- recreational programs
- juvenile justice
- local government.
Graduates have also taken their careers overseas, working with agencies such as Oxfam.
- community development manager
- youth program manager
- youth services coordinator
- youth and family services manager
- youth housing support manager
- youth mental health manager
- juvenile justice manager.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualification has been validated by the community services and health industry.