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ACYS books include titles such as Researching youth; Ethnic minority youth, Youth, crime and the media, and others on youth subcultures, and young people and work.

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The August 2006 edition of our newsletter, Youth Field Xpress, is now online.


Victorian courses

Australian Catholic University, Melbourne Campus

  • Bachelor of Social Science (Youth Studies)

Address: Australian Catholic University National, PO Box 256, Dickson ACT 2602
Web site:

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

  • Bachelor of Social Science (Youth Work)

Contact: Global Studies, Social Science and Planning, RMIT University GPO Box 2476V Melbourne Victoria 3001
Ph: (03) 9925 2493 Fax: (03) 9925 1087
Or contact RMIT admissions for current information:
RMIT Office for Prospective Students, RMIT University
GPO Box 2476V, Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Ph: (03) 9925 2260

University of Melbourne

Contact: Education and Training Unit, Centre for Adolescent Health, 2 Gatehouse St, Parkville, Victoria 3052
Ph: (03) 9345 6673 Fax: 03 9345 6273
Web site: and

  • Master of Youth Health and Education Management

This is to be offered at the University of Melbourne by the Centre for Adolescent Health, the Australian Youth Research Centre and the Department of Learning Education Development. Contact the Melbourne Education Student Centre, University of Melbourne: ph: (03) 8344 8285, or send an email to: [email protected]
See also their web site.

  • Graduate diploma/certificate in Adolescent Health and Welfare

Offered by the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne and Department of Paediatrics. Contact the Centre for Adolescent Health
Web site:

  • Graduate Diploma In Mental Health Science's (Young people's mental health)

The Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Sciences (Young people's mental health) is offered via the University of Melbourne's Department of Psychiatry in conjunction with ORYGEN Youth Health, and is specifically designed to address issues of mental health in young people. The program covers clinically applicable aspects of theory, assessment, diagnoses and treatment of mental illnesses in young people. This course will allow students to access the best available clinical evidence in young people's mental health. The Graduate Diploma is a two-year, part-time program that is deliverd exclusively via the method of distance education. There are also a number of distance education short courses in young people's mental health available (depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis and dual diagnosis).

The Administrative Assistant
Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Sciences
(Young People's Mental Health)
The University of Melbourne
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department of Psychiatry and ORYGEN Youth Health
ph: (03) 9342 3754.

Victoria University, Footscray Campus
* Bachelor of Arts (Youth Studies)
* Masters of Education, Experiential Learning and Development (major streams: wilderness adventure-based therapy, community arts or youth development)
Ph: (03) 9688 4861; fax: (03) 9688 4646
Web site: (link to course information)

Australian Youth Research Centre, University of Melbourne
The centre provides support for the Master of Youth Health and Education Management mentioned above via the University of Melbourne, as well as supervision of postgraduate studies (Masters by thesis or course work and PhD). Address: Australian Youth Research Centre, Faculty of Education, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010.
Ph: (03) 8344 9633; fax: (03) 8344 9632
Email: [email protected]