Qualification Overview

This Youth Work qualification is targeted at new or potential entrants into the youth work sector, including those currently working with youth who would benefit from recognition of their skills in the workplace, and provides a pathway for entry into careers in the youth development sector.

Youth Work Programme Overview

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Section one: Culture and ethics focuses on the relevance of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi to youth development and the observance of appropriate cultural practices for working with youth, families, whānau and communities. Trainees will also gain an understanding of the Code of Ethics for Youth Work in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa.

Section two: Connecting with young people focuses on developing skills to effectively understand and support young people to achieve their aspirations in the context of youth development.

Section three: Youth work project focuses on applying the theoretical and operational knowledge and skills developed to assist with a youth development project.

Average Duration Credits
8 months 44-45




Contact us

If you are interested to enrol in the New Zealand Certificate in Youth Work (Level 3), please call Careerforce at 0800 277 486 or email: info@careerforce.org.nz.

Speak to your local CWA: https://www.careerforce.org.nz/employers/careerforce-workplace-advisors/.


The New Zealand Certificate in Youth Work (Level 3) replaces the National Certificate in Youth Work (Youth Leadership) (Level 3).


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