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5 reasons why you should study Youth Work

Are you considering a career in Youth Work? The Federal Government estimates that the demand for youth workers will be very strong over the next 5 years. Youth Workers enjoy working with young people and they have a passion for helping others. 

So, why should you study youth work? 


You’ll make a difference 

If you’re passionate about making a difference in the world, this is the right job for you. Working in this industry means you will help young people make positive changes in their lives. You will also help them develop the skills needed to make positive decisions in the future. 


You’ll enjoy a rewarding career 

Youth work is a rewarding avenue. You will be dedicated to helping vulnerable people and will help change lives for the better. There’s nothing more rewarding than that! 


You’ll gain valuable real-world knowledge 

Depending on your job outcome, a career in Youth Work explores complex issues such as homelessness, poverty and mental health. Due to this, you’ll gain valuable transferable skills and vast knowledge about the world around you. 


It’s a 12 month, flexible course 

Studying your Certificate IV in Youth Work may only take 12 months. How great is it to be so close to starting a fulfilling career? At the Institute of Social Relations, you will also be able to work in a flexible, blended learning environment that allows you to balance your studies with your other commitments. 


A range of employment outcomes 

Youth Work graduates will be qualified to work in a variety of youth and community services settings. This could include community work, disability work, mental health support, drug education, advocacy, crisis intervention and more. Common job titles include: 

  • Youth Worker 
  • Community Development Worker 
  • Case Worker 
  • Welfare Worker 
  • Support Worker 

Are you ready to study Youth Work? Submit an expression of interest for the next intake here. 

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