Master of Childhood and Youth Studies, SCU Australia

Master of Childhood and Youth Studies

Southern Cross University, Australia

Accepting applications now

The Graduate Certificate and Masters of Childhood and Youth Studies are designed to meet the needs of people working, or intending to work, with children, young people and their families. These courses are targeted toward professionals from fields as diverse as social work, welfare, family services, health, education, family

dispute resolution, sport and recreation, law, juvenile justice, international community development, research and policy development. The Masters course includes studies in:

  • Child protection and participation
  • Young people’s social and emotional wellbeing
  • Children’s rights
  • Young people and the law
  • Supporting children through difficult times
  • Drugs, alcohol and sexual health
  • Embracing diversity
  • Program evaluation
  • Research with and for children
  • Workplace leadership
  • Professional portfolio development.

The courses are offered externally/online allowing you to apply your learning immediately in your workplace. There is a strong focus on authentic and professionally-relevant assessment – no written examinations. You can enrol in a full award, or undertake single units as accredited professional development and continue on to the awards at a later date. Students who have completed a Bachelor degree in a similar discipline may receive advanced standing towards the Masters award.

We are always very happy to talk to you about the course and whether it would meet your professional needs, or those of others in your organisation. Contact us directly on and we will forward you a more detailed Prospective Student Guide.