Youth Workers’ Australia (YWA) is an active member of the Commonwealth Alliance of Youth Worker Associations (CAYWA) - the only international body representing professional youth worker associations across the 54 countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. CAYWA has recognised the YWA since 2016 as the professional body representing youth workers in Australia. The YWA Vice-Chairperson Dr Tim Corney was a founding committee member of CAYWA. The current Chair of CAYWA, Dr Robyn Broadbent, is also a YWA board member.
CAYWA’s mission is to raise the standard and status of youth work by connecting, strengthening and championing the professionalisation of youth work across the Commonwealth and beyond.
CAYWA has endorsed the Commonwealth Youth Programs International Code of Ethical Practice authored by Dr Tim Corney.
For more information go to https://www.caywa.global/
TAG: The Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work
An Australian chapter of the Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work was officially launched by YWA Deputy Chair and academic Associate Professor Tim Corney. At a meeting of youth work lecturers held at the Victorian State Library on the 10th of February 2021, the Chair, Tim Corney invited heads of current youth work degree courses to join the association and to offer membership to their teaching staff.
TAG is a member organisation that represents the interests of academics, educators and researchers in the field of youth and community work. The association supports and represents in excess of 250 educators at over 50 institutions and agencies in the UK. TAG seeks to promote an informed understanding of youth and community work across the Globe, through connecting our membership through conferences, events and sector activity.
For more information go to http://www.tagpalycw.org/
Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) is the peak body and leading policy advocate for young people and the youth sector in Victoria. YACVic’s vision is that the rights of young people in Victoria are respected, and they are active, visible, and valued in their communities
As Victoria’s youth peak body, YACVic works across the state in the best interests of young people and the youth sector.
Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (AYAC)
The YWA is committed to supporting our peak National body AYAC. AYAC through the support of a volunteer board, members and friends represent and support young people and the youth sector through:
As the national youth peak body for 4.3 million young people aged 12-25, AYAC remains committed to:
For more information go to https://ayac.org.au/
Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (MYAN)
MYAN is Australia’s national peak body representing the rights and interests
They work in partnership with young people, government and civil society to promote the rights and interests of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds and ensure these are recognised in policy and practice.
MYAN facilitate national connections between young people, academics, policymakers and practitioners, provide policy expertise, provide youth leadership opportunities and develop capacity-building resources.
The YWA supports this national peak body and celebrates the tireless work by MYAN.
For more information go to https://myan.org.au/
Information from the following services or agencies will be regularly posted on our site:
ORYGEN Specialist Program
Centre for Culture, Ethnicity, and Health
Analysis and Policy Observatory (APO)
The SALTO-YOUTH Resource Centres
Domestic Violence Resource Centre
Disability services for young people
National Indigenous Affairs Agency