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 offers students an in depth exploration of either a youth-related life-issue or a contemporary youth work practice. Differing issues or practices will be offered on rotation throughout the student’s period of study.

Where the unit focuses on a life-issue, students will explore the theoretical underpinnings and conceptualisations of the issue, the variety of policy and practice approaches made to it as well as the development of their own principles of response and engagement. Example issues may include: trauma and abuse; sexuality; alcohol and other drugs.

Where the unit focuses on a particular contemporary youth work practice, the unit will require students to appreciate the historical development of the practice and locate the value/philosophical underpinnings it represents. The unit may provide the opportunity for skill development including a significant component of the student engaging in the practice. Example practices may include: project-based youth work; working in Indigenous and multicultural contexts; chaplaincy.

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings

Independent/Flexible: 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.