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Psychology and Youth Work Double Major


Provides students with a strong psychological focus and equips them to work in the youth and community sectors.

It prepares students to work as autonomous youth work professionals with the ability to draw on psychological and sociological theoretical perspectives in their work.





Mount Lawley

South West (Bunbury)



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Double Major details

Work Experience Requirement

Students are required to complete a year-long professional placement in their second year of study.



Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY1101Introduction to Psychology15
PSY1111Psychology: History and Perspectives15
CSV1103Interpersonal and Helping Skills15
YWK1220Youth Issues15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY1102Research Methods in Psychology 115
PSY1204Social Determinants of Behaviour15
YWK1101Principles of Youth Work15
CSV3203Working with Groups15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY2202Research Methods in Psychology 215
PSY2301Learning and Motivation15
YWK2113Youth Work Professional Placement30
YWK3107Ideology and Youth Work Practice15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY2305Individual Differences15
PSY2231Developmental Psychology15
YWK3211Inclusive Youth Work Practice15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY3303Research Applications and Ethical Issues15
PSY3343Abnormal Psychology15
CSV2109Vulnerable People and Communities15
YWK3203Theories of Youth15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY3350Biological Psychology, Sensation and Perception15
YWK3231Strategies for Social Change15
CSV2116Ethics in Human Services15

Possible future job titles

Youth Worker, Government Policy Adviser

This Double Major can be studied in the following courses

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