School Of Social Sciences And Psychology

Youth Work in Australian SocietyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400198.3

Discipline: YOUTH WORK

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

About this Unit
This unit provides an introduction to current youth issues and youth work practice including the historical development and present provision of youth services in Australia by Government and non-government organisations. It also outlines the aspirations and needs of young people in contemporary Australian society and the types of youth policy that have been developed to meet these needs. The basic philosophies, practice and models of youth work and directions for their future development are also addressed.

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