The Luke Priddis Foundation was started in 2006 after Luke and Holly’s third child, Cooper was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Luke and Holly wanted to create a centre where children with ASD can access high quality services.

A key area developed at the foundation is our support groups for autistic children. These support groups enable families to come together in an informal setting to be with other children and families with similarities. We’re looking for students to join us to create a welcoming environment that allow everyone to be comfortable being themselves.

The Role

Students will engage and assist children during after school social groups. Group activities include; Lego masters, cooking, coding and arts and crafts.

Eligibility Criteria

  • WWC
  • COVID-19 Vax Certificate



The Luke Priddis Foundation

Level 1, 496 High St, Penrith NSW (walking distance from the train station)

Days and Times

Programs run Monday to Thursday

  • Monday: 3:00-6:00
  • Tuesday: 9:00-11:00
  • Wednesday: 3:00-6:00
  • Thursday: 3:00-6:00

Please indicate on the application form which days you are available – you can attend more than one day (2 students per day)

How to apply

More information about requirements, dates, times, and locations for this opportunity can be found on InPlace. Students can also apply to any available opportunity directly through InPlace. For information and tools on how to use InPlace, please refer to 'Applying with InPlace' module in the Community Engagement Canvas Course.

Before applying for an opportunity please ensure:

  • You understand and will follow any COVID-safe practices as determined by ACU, the organisation offering this opportunity or the public health orders of your state.
  • You are willing to undertake further processing as required and acknowledge that your ACU email address and the information you provide in your application will be shared with the organisation that offers this opportunity. The organisation will keep your personal information confidential.
  • You have read the 'Safety and Wellbeing' module in the Community Engagement course.

Opportunities are available in line with the needs of our community partners. If this opportunity is not listed in InPlace it may not be open, it may be at capacity, or you may not be eligible.

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If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact ACU Engagement.

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