Our commitment to the professionalisation of Youth Work means that we will always provide you with the highest quality, most contemporary professional development opportunities. Look for the Endorsed by Youth Work WA badge on your next training course, which means we’ve validated the content and the trainer to make sure you’re getting the best possible training, delivered by a Youth Work WA member.


Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop—ASIST can be learned and used by anyone (Livingworks, 2017).

Download a fact sheet here.


Youth Work Ethics for New Youth Workers

This one day training workshop will assist youth workers to develop their understanding of ethical practices – based on the Code of Ethics for Youth Workers in WA – and apply this knowledge in their work. The training will introduce participants to the recently revised Code, and to the suite of materials developed by Youth Work WA and YACWA, aimed at embedding the Code in youth work practice, programs and organisations in WA.

Read more about ethics training here.


Youth Work Ethics for Emerging Leaders

This one day workshop is aimed at managers and team leaders who have responsibility for supporting youth workers. The workshop will explore a range of ways to incorporate the Code of Ethics for Youth Workers in WA more deeply in your work. The training will focus on the Code, and on the suite of materials developed by Youth Work WA and YACWA, aimed at embedding the Code in youth work practice, programs and organisations in WA.

We don’t only endorse our own training courses. The following courses are sponsored by Anglicare WA, and Endorsed by Youth Work WA. If you deliver training to youth workers and would like us to endorse your delivery, please get in touch.


Introduction to Advocacy

This one day training workshop provides youth and community workers with an understanding of advocacy, and the role it plays in their work. The program covers definitions, forms and methods of advocacy and explores case studies of successful campaigns.


Where Youth Work and Family Work Meet

This one day training program explores the similarities and differences between the youth work and family work approaches, in order to help participants to better understand how the two approaches can be used together to support young people and their families.

All of the courses we endorse are supported by the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia, who remain committed to ensuring the workforce supporting young people in WA receives high quality training and professional development opportunities.

If you would like us to endorse your training, then please get in touch. Likewise, if you have any suggestions for training courses you would like us to run, just drop us a line.