YT620.306 Vulnerability and the Youth Experience



Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This unit focuses on the specific skills that may be utilised in face-to-face youth work, particularly group work. These practices will be introduced and/or reviewed in greater depth according to the needs of differing practice settings such as statutory services, schooling systems, non-Government organisations and local government.

Students will grow in their proficiency in such skills including: an appreciative awareness of the legal, ethical, health and safety responsibilities that are required by the practice setting. The dynamics and implications of differing social, cultural and economic contexts will be explored with a view to adjusting practices sympathetically. Students will also appreciate how these practices are connected to and give expression to the various philosophical and value frameworks they have been exploring.

Skills and practices that may be addressed by this unit include: connecting with young people/adult-wary youth, basic counselling skills, motivating for change, small group dynamics and facilitation, planning and implementing activities that promote learning (i.e. activity based learning, debriefing young peoples’ learning experiences), introductory assessment practices, working with challenging / violent young people, introductory case management skills, de-escalation, assessment and management of risk.

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings

Face to face: Semester 2, 2021; Semester 2, 2022; Semester 2, 2023; Semester 2, 2024; Semester 2, 2025, and Semester 2, 2026 (Every Year, Semester 2)

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.