Empowering the Future of Youth and Community Work Educators

We exist to support and resource each other through informal and formal professional development events, gatherings and sector advocacy.


Bridging Academic Excellence, Global Affiliations, and Community Impact.

Who We Are

PALYCW is a network of academics, educators, teachers, and researchers working in universities, TAFEs, or RTOs in the field of youth and community work

Become a Member

Open to academics, educators, and researchers in the field of youth and community work, PALYCW is moving forward in organising educators in Youth Work.

Our Mission

An Australian member organisation that represents the interests of academics, educators and researchers in the field of youth and community work.

Our Affiliations

We are affiliated with leading organizations across the globe such as TAG in the UK to bring you the latest in youth and community work.

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Stay Updated With Us

Stay updated with our latest professional development events and sector news.

  • New organisation PALYCW

    The Australian Chapter of the Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work (PALYCW Australia) is an incorporated association that aims to promote and advance the field of youth and community work in Australia. It was founded by a group of senior academics from Australian universities that offer degree programs in youth and community…