Associate Degree in Youth Studies (exit only) (1934)

  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 1934
  • AQF Level: 6

CRICOS code: 114847E

This program applies to students who commenced in 2025 or later.

The Associate Degree in Youth Studies is an early exit point from the Bachelor of Youth Work. Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points made up of the first-year and second-year sequence in the Bachelor of Youth Work.

Study Mode

Two years full-time or four years part-time.

Program Advice

Dr Amie Matthews

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Liverpool Campus Full Time Internal
Liverpool Campus Part Time Internal
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal
Penrith Campus Full Time Internal
Penrith Campus Part Time Internal

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline.  This program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this program.  Please contact the Program Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the link below for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students


This program is an exit point only from program 1933 Bachelor of Youth Work.

Program Structure

Students may exit with the Associate Degree in Youth Studies on completion of 160 credit points of Bachelor of Youth Work subjects.  These subjects should comprise the subjects in year 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Youth Work sequence.

Elective Minors which may be available