Positive role models can make a huge difference to our New Zealand youth as they develop their identity and gain crucial life skills.
If you're passionate about working with youth in our communities, mentoring and guiding them to achieve positive goals, this course will give you the skills you need to make a difference in the lives of others.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Certificate in Youth Work (Level 4)
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26 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
You'll study this course both on-campus and online, attending three compulsory block courses of 5 consecutive days each block. Details are provided at the information session.
Part-time study available
|Indicative Fees||$3,892 total cost of qualification for domestic students View full fees information|
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Graduates will be qualified to work in intermediate roles in the youth work sector: such as, programmes, projects and events delivered by peer support groups, youth service agencies and community or marae or faith-based groups.
Topics you'll cover
- Professional parameters for Youth Work
- Youth Health
- Youth culture and transformative practice
- Applied practice for Youth Development
|Indicative Fees||$3,892 total cost of qualification for domestic students|
Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
- You must be able to meet the standard entry criteria (refer below).
If you have had a criminal conviction at any time in the past you must declare the circumstances in confidence as part of the selection process;
All applicants accepted will be required to provide a signed consent form which allows Toi Ohomai to check your record of convictions upon entry, during and prior to completing the degree;
You will be accepted only after the police check is processed. All applicants with any convictions will be required to attend an individual interview with a relevant department staff member; and
Two character references are required. These should be from persons in positions of trust such as an employer, teacher, pastor, kaumātua or kuia. References from family, friends or work colleagues will not be accepted.
You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.
For courses at Level 4, domestic students will normally be required to have:
NCEA Level 2 with passes in English/Te Reo Māori or education achievement at least equivalent to NCEA Level 2.
Evidence of ability to complete academic and any other programme requirements.
English language requirements
Level 4 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 26 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
- You'll study this course both on-campus and online, attending three compulsory block courses of 5 consecutive days each block. Details are provided at the information session.
- Part-time study available