The Association is open to all qualified Youth Workers, those studying in Youth Work courses and in certain circumstances those without formal qualifications but with extensive youth work experience.
The constitution of the YWA currently recognises Youth Work and Youth Studies degree qualifications gained through:
Australian Catholic University
University of Western Sydney
Edith Cowen University
these meet the requirements for full membership and a TAFE level diploma of youth work as qualifying for Associate membership.
Additionally, we have also developed an alternative experience based pathway to membership. Please find both our membership application forms and alternative pathways to membership document in the links below.
Cost of Yearly Membership
Student Membership $5
Graduate Membership* $25
Associate Membership $50
Full Member $50
*Graduated from Bachelor Degree in the last year
How to become a financial member?
Why become a financial member?
By becoming a financial member you are supporting the work of the YWA. We are building a Professional Association that is focused on profiling the key skills, knowledge and professional frameworks of Youth Work.
We will continue to look for opportunities to work with the peak body and the union and the Government to improve the profile of Professional Youth Workers. So come and join us, be a financial member to contribute to the work. In doing so you will have discounts at all Professional Development.
Discounts for our financial members from our partnering companies.
Annual Membership is available upon successful application to the Youth Workers’ Association.
Our bank account details are below to enable the deposit of your annual membership fees. Please label the bank transaction with your name and membership type.
Youth Workers’ Association Inc.
Bank: Community Sector Banking
Once your payment is received we will provide you with a tax invoice for your membership. If your membership details have changed please email us with your updated details at
Members of YWA are offered membership of Innovative Resources, by registering through our website. On joining members will receive 10% discount on purchases, and can receive 20% discount if they encourage others to also join. (Discounts do not apply to already discounted items).
10% discount is offered on purchases at their retail store.