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Studying Youth Work

Studying in the Youth Sector

The level and type of qualifications held by people in the youth sector varies greatly. The following information relates to youth specific courses that are offered in Victoria.

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Working in the Youth Sector

Paid work in the Youth Sector

The best place to look for work in the youth sector will vary depending on the type of work you are looking for.  The following websites are a good place to start.  

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YACVic's Code of Ethical Practice

About the YACVic Code of Ethical Practice

The Code of Ethical Practice – A First Step for the Victorian Youth Sector is based on a human rights framework and outlines a set of youth work principles and practice responsibilities. The document was developed through consultation with the youth sector and is an important first step towards an agreed framework for what constitutes safe, professional and ethical youth work practice.

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Youth Workers’ Association

The Youth Workers’ Association is a professional association which is open to all qualified Youth Workers, those studying youth work and in certain circumstances those without formal qualifications but with extensive youth work experience.

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YACVic auspices and supports like-minded youth projects, services and organisations. For more information click on the logos below

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