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This nationally recognised course equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary to do youth work. The course content can be applied in a variety of contexts, including in Indigenous, government, church and welfare organisations. The course focuses on how to develop and facilitate programs to address the social, behavioral, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people, including those who are at risk or in crisis.
This course has been developed with feedback from rural and remote Indigenous communities, and course content has been contextualised to give participants a broad range of skills and knowledge to work in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations. The course includes opportunities to practice real skills, work in groups, and share stories and learning experiences.
This qualification has been widely used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers to supplement their qualifications in primary health care.
Indigenous students are eligible to receive ABSTUDY benefits for the duration of this course. These benefits may include funds for accommodation, meals, and travel to Townsville, as well as an income-dependent fortnightly allowance.
This course is delivered in mixed-mode block training, consisting of three lots of five-day training spread over several months.