Working in the Youth Work Sector

Youth workers support young people and their whānau by helping them develop quality relationships and build healthy connections. Through guidance on education, training and employment, youth workers support positive youth development.

Careerforce offers nationally recognised qualifications and opportunities for youth worker training. Whether you are new to the sector or want to explore on-the-job training options, Careerforce can help you find a youth work qualification that works for you.

Explore our Qualifications for the Youth Work Sector

The youth work sector can provide a fulfilling career pathway and an opportunity to make a positive impact on the youth in your community. Through Careerforce, you will find a range of qualifications to support the youth work sector’s move towards professionalisation. These include level 3 certificates through to level 6 diplomas.

Support your Youth Work Employees with On-the-Job Training

Careerforce can support you to enhance your workforce’s skills and knowledge through our well resourced, on-the-job training programmes.

A Careerforce Workplace Advisor will work with you to determine which qualifications are right for your workforce. Together, we’ll develop a comprehensive training plan and discuss steps to set up your training. We will also guide you through funding opportunities to support the growth of your employees.