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 building a new school design.

It's deliberately different. But before we go any further let's get one thing out of the way... Yes! You can achieve your SACE and VET qualifications here, and a whole lot more! Also, it's entirely FREE!

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

It’s school

(but very 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


Join Team 5

We have one intake of students (17-24 y/o) each year and we call it a 'Team' 

Each Team has a unique character and identity. It is made up of the individuals in the Team, of course, but something magical occurs when you start to care about others around you. 

Youth Inc. prides itself on diversity, tolerance and acceptance.

Work and workplace training

As part 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!

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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.

Wellbeing (& optional extras)

What could be more important than looking after your mental health and wellbeing? 

Our staff provide a safe and inclusive learning environment with extra support from our life coaches, educational psychologist, and specialised staff we call our 'navigators'. We do not use a case management or social work approach. Our aim is to work with you to manage any obstacles and help build your own capabilities.

"Youth Inc. feels like it's working with you as an individual – not just as a student but as a person." – Lucy (Team 4)


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.


"Honestly, I don't think I've met people that are this kind and accepting anywhere else."



"Traditional school never really worked for me and I'm glad I found this place."

– Maidoc


"Youth Inc. is a place where I can be myself."

– Ashe