Praxis is a network of youth development practitioners,
we are educating and mentoring the next generation of leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand.


Phone: +64 4 471 2747

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Picking a course can be tricky. We'll do our best to explain how it works, but if you are still unsure, please pick up the phone and call us. We are always happy to sit down and have a coffee with you (The first ones on us!)

Working alongside others with a "hands on" practical approach to learning.

This course is a good fit for you if you are looking for a year of personal and spiritual growth as you explore getting involved as a youth worker in your community through your church, a school or a community organisation.

Blending an academic focus with building your practical experience in leadership across diverse cultural contexts.

This course is for you if you plan to pursue a career in youth work and are confident in study at a tertiary level. Graduates of the Praxis Diploma (2 years) can apply to enter their final year of the Bachelor in Youth Development through Whitireia Polytechnic.


Praxis is collaborating with the School of Health and Social Services, Whitireia & Weltec to offer a one year part time (60 credit) Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice tailored specifically for practitioners in the Youth Development and Alternative Education sectors. 

Members of the Praxis team are available to provide workshops in youth development, these range from 1 hour to two days and can be customised for your group. Some of our workshops have their own certification.

Praxis practices and embodies the kaupapa shared in workshops. Every time I'm with the Praxis crew I feel encouraged, challenged, inspired, oh, and I learn a whole heap too!

Rod Baxter, Director of  Impact -Princes Trust NZ, but more importantly (to us anyway) Korowai Tupu Youth Worker.


Laz | | 021 339 135


Michael | | 021 0299 5401


Lloyd | | 022 344 7210