Having the education provided by such quality tertiary studies puts Tabor Adelaide's Youth Work students one step ahead. The commitment to supplying their students with skills in reflective practice, articulation of practice frameworks, and vast hands on experience is what sets Tabor Adelaide's Youth Work students apart.
Kate Lohmeyer, Program Coordinator, Youth Choices – Hallett Cove Youth Project
During the first year of their degree, students will develop an understanding of the principles and practices of relational youth work, working within legal and ethical frameworks, the dynamics of helping conversations, gain an in-depth knowledge of the youth sector, various practices of referral, working with Indigenous and diverse youth ethnicities and the initial steps towards developing a sustainable career. In addition, students will study introductory subjects in communication skills, sociology, developmental psychology, and Christian studies.
During the second year of their program, students will study youth sociology, community development, youth policy, case management processes and complete a supervised field placement of 120 hours. Students will also complete subjects in ethics and non-clinical mental health work as well as a further subject in Christian studies.
During the third year of their program, students will complete their major supervised placement of 300 hours and study gender and social identity, youth spirituality and complete further social sciences subjects and/or other electives.
Bachelor of Social Science (Youth Work) Outline
Bachelor of Social Science (Youth Work) Prospectus
The Bachelor of Social Science degree is designed to prepare graduates for a variety of roles across the diverse youth sector. Based on actual graduate employment outcomes, potential positions include:
Usually, year 12 completion with a TER of at least 65 or a Certificate IV qualification. Students without either of the above may still apply and be granted acceptance on the basis of a modified pathway and academic support structure during the first two semesters of their program.