The collaborative structure allows the program to offer parallel accredited courses in Creative Industries (CERT I-III) via collaborative arrangement with NMIT TAFE and CERT IV via Swinburne University, in addition to open access workshops and Independent Media Training conducted on a one-on-one basis.
The research has used interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches to provide a comprehensive understanding of the institutional, social and cultural aspects of conducting media-based work for social change. The detailed, longitudinal research provides empirical evidence for the value of digital media training, cross-sectorial partnerships, and the important role of highly motivated creative practitioners and youth workers. These elements form a basis for creating a nurturing environment where young people can learn, make media and develop transferable skills. The research has advanced the knowledge of how the idea and goal of ‘youth development’ and ‘social inclusion’ can be conceptualised and practically realised.
During 2013 Youthworx led a number of significant projects as well as producing films for a large range of clients. Some of these projects include: