Study Youth Work with ACAP

Youth Work Courses

Whether you’re a school leaver, currently working or volunteering in the community services sector or are looking to gain employment as a youth worker, support or welfare worker, ACAP’s Diploma of Youth Work could be your chance to make a difference.

Youth Work is a practice that puts young people, and their interests, first. Youth Workers focus on the needs of their clients within the broader context of their family and their community. Youth Work is about empowering young people through relationship-building, as well as supporting and advocating for them.

Our nationally recognised Diploma of Youth Work CHC50413 is designed to equip you with the skills required to work in youth work roles in the community, and our dynamic approach to education will keep you focused with small class sizes, group work, role plays and student placements. 

Why choose ACAP?

Established over 30 years ago, the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) is a leader in applied psychology education. ACAP offers specialist courses in counselling, psychology, coaching, youth work, social work and case management and has over 5,000 students studying on-campus or by online delivery. 

We are a registered higher education provider (HEP) and a nationally registered training organisation (RTO). Our Psychology degrees have conditional accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and our higher education counselling degrees are accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). Find out more.

Youth Work Courses

ACAP currently offers one youth work course:

A Career in Youth Work

Youth Workers work across a range of fields and contexts, such as:

  • Family support services
  • Outreach services
  • Disability and mental health support services
  • Employment services
  • Government Agencies
  • Non-profit organisations
  • Youth Centres
  • Educational Institutions
  • Religious Organisations

To find out more about studying youth work with ACAP, contact us on 1800 061 199 or email