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

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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.

Other courses of interest to youth work

The National Training Information Service (NTIS) was developed by federal and state governments to provide access to current and emerging training market information and products in vocational education and training. It is useful for finding details of non-tertiary youth work courses, certificates and diplomas, inormation about youth worker qualifications and a list of providers of the Diploma of Community Services (Youth Work). See the NTIS web site.

Many other courses, such as social work, will lead to qualifications which can be used in the youth work field. Please check with individual institutions for details.

Short courses:

Short courses are offered from time to time in various States by institutions working in conjunction with a university. See our list of short courses.

Faith-based and Christian youth work courses:

Examples include the Bachelor of Arts (Youth Work) offered by Tabor College. Their Adelaide course is for those wishing to be eligible for employment in faith-based youth work initiatives, such as high school chaplaincy and local church youth worker positions as well as the broader community services youth sector. Also contact YFC Australia.