What is Praxis like?

You’ll meet new people, try things you’ve never tried and learn things in new and interactive ways. Praxis isn’t about constant lectures, but about learning in action. We believe that we learn best when we’re challenged in different situations. You will learn through activity-based learning (ABL), cultural exchange, sharing stories and trying out what you’re learning in real youth & community work.

Who is Praxis for?

A person who plans to work in, or is already working in:

  • Youth ministry in a school, a church, or in the community.
  • A campsite, employment training, a drop in centre, or mentoring.
  • An area that you have a passion to share with young people (eg. sports, the outdoors, art, music)
  • Community work or community development.

Is the Praxis course accredited? 

The Diploma of Youth Work is nationally recognised and accredited by the Australian government. The Training Collaborative (www.trainingcollaborative.com.au) is the Registered Training Organisation, and those involved are able to apply for Centrelink payments and VET FEE-HELP. 

What are Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy?

Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy are Federal Government allowances that help to cover living expenses.

They have different criteria for eligibility and rates of payment. You need to go to the Centrelink website to check these.

Youth Allowance

Youth Allowance is available to full-time students between the ages of 16-24 years. You also need to be considered independent. Check the website below to see whether you are eligible.

Centrelink Youth Allowance Website


Austudy is available to full-time students over the age of 25 years. There is no independence test.

Centrelink Austudy Website


Abstudy is available to students who are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

Centrelink Abstudy Website