SS601 Ethical and Professional Practice
YT671 Youth Work Field Ed 1 Part B



Learning Outcomes

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

Unit Description

This core third year internship provides students with experiences designed to complement and reinforce other elements of the curriculum. Details on the explicit learning objectives will be articulated in learning contracts developed between stakeholders including students, Eastern College Australia staff and youth sector agencies. 

Students will complete an internship project that provides opportunities to focus on ethical and professional practice (eg. developing reflective practice, ethical analysis of youth work, developing clarity of their own values, applying ideas from ethical traditions to youth related problems, further developing understanding of theories and arguments around professionalism). 

Students can also choose an internship project that builds on their learning from the course ‘Youth Rights and Participation’ and ‘Group Work and Program Design’. In this case, learning contracts will specify learning experiences designed to develop their conceptual and practical understandings of youth work in contemporary Australian contexts, while considering new value frameworks for youth work practice. Students will undertake a field based project or activity that provides learning experiences that develops their knowledge and skills relevant to whichever of the above options they elect. Students will have opportunities to apply their knowledge to practice, to use their time to develop their understanding and insights into youth work ethics and professionalism and the future of youth work. More generally students will have opportunities to develop skills in working in teams and organisational settings. The project-based learning will also be designed generally to enhance student’s capacity for reflective and ethical practice. 


Field Placement

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings

Independent/Flexible: Semester 1, 2021; Semester 2, 2021; Semester 1, 2022; Semester 2, 2022; Semester 1, 2023; Semester 2, 2023; Semester 1, 2024; Semester 2, 2024; Semester 1, 2025; Semester 2, 2025; Semester 1, 2026, and Semester 2, 2026 (Every Year, Semester 1 and 2)
Independent/Flexible: Semester 1, 2021 (Every Year, Semester 1 and 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.