Youth Workers Australia raises the profile of qualified youth workers through collaboration, advocacy and celebration.
Youth Work is valued and recognised as a highly skilled distinct professional discipline that is underpinned by human rights and social justice.
What is the Definition of Youth Work?
The Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (AYAC) defines youth work as:
“Youth work is a practice that places young people and their interests first.
Youth work is a relational practice, where the youth worker operates alongside the young person in their context.
Youth work is an empowering practice that advocates for and facilitates a young person's independence, participation in society, connectedness and realisation of their rights.”
Australian Youth Affairs Coalition, The AYAC Definition of Youth Work in Australia, 2013.