Youth Justice Systems


This course is designed to provide you with an introduction to youth justice issues from a national and international perspective, and to highlight issues that specifically relate to youth justice in Victoria. It is also designed to assist you to be both a thoughtful and practical professional working with young people and the youth justice system. The course will introduce the historical, ethical and theoretical underpinnings of the current system. You will consider explanations of delinquency and offending behaviour, as well as the key legal principles at work in the youth justice system, including the link between child protection, youth justice, and the adult criminal justice system. You will also learn about adopting a holistic approach to working with young people, including developing effective interventions

Important Information

In order to timetable tutorials and classes, student need to log onto the STS using their myRMIT login details -

This is the responsibilty of the student as there is little flexibility once a class is full.

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Materials supplied

All relevant course materials are included.

Materials to bring

Pen/pencil and notebook.



Additional notes



Printable course flyer

Available course dates

Semester 2

Course code Campus Undergrad or Postgrad Approval Required Credit Points Local fee International fee
HWSS2116 City PGRD Yes 12 $3120.00 $3120.00


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