Youth Cultures and Community Trust / Praxis

Praxis is a network of practitioners in youth and community work. We exist to support people who contribute to the development of young people in their communities.

Praxis is registered with the NZ Qualifications Authority as a Private Training Establishment and operates in partnerships with churches, mission organisations and community groups at local, national and international levels.

Praxis offers courses in Youth and Community work. The courses are recognised by NZQA, and are approved for student loans and allowance funding, through a direct relationship with TEC.


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Our courses

Featured courses

Certificate in Youth Work

The year features hands on, practical learning experiences in a team environment. The Certificate is an Level 3 and 4 NZQA approved 120 credit, year-long course. Covering a range of subjects around personal development, Christian mission and working across cultures. INWARD JOURNEY - Spiritual formation , Self care, Self awareness in youth work practice YOUTH...

Diploma in Youth & Community Studies

1st year of the Diploma You will look at 5 key areas of learning plus the following: the development of youth work in Aotearoa; Analyse youth needs in the community, Build relationships with young people of different cultures and backgrounds, connect with a young person in crisis, analyse ethics for youth work, develop...

Community Educator

The Educator course is taught as a part time couse over six months and delivered through a series of short (2-3 day) workshops. It includes assessments of the Level 4 National Certificate in Adult Teaching and Training (40 credits)