A new way to learn.

Youth Inc. is an Adelaide-based learning alternative, designed specifically for young people aged 17-24 who are looking for something a bit different.

Youth Inc. is a real-world learning experience that integrates SACE and VET qualifications with project-based learning opportunities. Our focus is to help young people identify their unique talents, and enable them to make the most of those talents in the context of a life that matters to them.

It's about developing enterprise skills and capabilities for life.

It’s school, but different.

We are formally registered as an independent, senior secondary school*, but that’s as close as we get to a conventional education. We prefer to describe ourselves as a 'studio school' - deliberately small, and entrepreneurial. We have a different ethos approach to mainstream schools, with a stronger focus on practical learning, enterprise skills, work, resilience and wellbeing.

*State Education Registration No.: 8321


Learning, just because you can.

We have an amazing learning program waiting for you. Rather than four walls and a whiteboard, we use the local community as a basis for learning. The program is practical, hands-on, and responsive to your needs, ideas and interests.

Matching learning outcomes to SACE & VET requirements means that you can get your formal qualifications in a more practical way. It's learning by doing.

Work and workplace training.

As par of our project-based learning structure, we provide you with the support and training you need to become become job-ready. We run social ventures designed to fit within your SACE & VET requirements, while providing you with real world job experience. Our diverse network means that we can put you in contact with employers from many different industries, who are looking to hire young people just like you!


Life for a better future.

There's more to life than getting a job. It's a great start, but we believe that a positive mindset and some practical life-skills are at the core of maintaining a successful life. That's why we spend a lot of time and attention on positive psychology and mental health. Our coaching and support services help build life-skills, resilience and wellbeing.

We will show you why EQ is the new IQ, and how a small talent, combined with effort, can surpass talent alone.

Entrepreneurial skills for

work, business, and life.

The world of work is changing. So much, that the Foundation for Young Australians estimated that 40% of current jobs are at high risk of being automated over the next 10-15 years. Entry level positions are disappearing and competition for available jobs is increasing.

So how do you stand-out from the crowd? Entrepreneurial skills - that's how.

These are the skills that employers say that they want; and these are the skills that will enable you to future-proof yourself in terms of the changes that are coming.


More than that, entrepreneurial skills are transferable to other areas of your life.

we don't do classes, we do projects instead.

Our six-phase education model extends over an 18-month period and focuses on three areas: learning, work, and life.


110 Hindley Street

Tarndanya, Adelaide, South Australia 5000

0451 828 080 admin@youthinc.org.au

Youth Inc. acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are as important to the living Kaurna people today.