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This short programme is for support workers wanting to know how to safely and professionally lead youth development projects.

Expected Outcomes

The programme includes recognising and developing the following competencies in your staff:

  • The ability to create a safe environment for young people and themselves – defining a safe environment, what constitutes unwanted behaviour and undertaking supervision.
  • The ability to demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour in youth work – defining strategies for managing conflict between their own attitudes and values and those of others, the application of relevant code and working professionally and ethically.
  • Knowledge of how to undertake planning, implementing and evaluating a youth development project – examining common theories, models and learning how to lead a youth development project.

Prerequisites

Learners must have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community) (Level 4) with strands in Community Facilitation, Community Health Work, Mental Health and Addiction, or Social Services (delivered as Careerforce apprenticeship programmes).

Enrolments will be accepted where an approved programme has been completed with another provider.

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* This programme presently has free enrolment via the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF)


Careerforce Short Programmes

Careerforce Short Programmes are developed and intended to provide supplementary learning opportunities to people that have previously completed Careerforce programmes. They are not a qualification, but a coherent short programme of learning and the unit standards achieved will feature on a person’s NZQA Record of Achievement (ROA).


Frequently Asked Questions

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The Level 4 short programme Creating Safe Spaces for Youth Development Projects is for Support Workers who have already achieved the New Zealand Certificate in Health & Wellbeing (Social and Community) (Level 4) and are in roles that see them working with people from across sectors, that would benefit from some additional skills and/or capabilities to support the work they do, or have perhaps changed employers and have a different focus to their work.

Currently there are no enrolment fees for the Level 4 short programme (valued at $550 NZD).

The employer usually pays the fees for staff to enrol in these programmes. To enrol in a Careerforce programme, you must be currently employed, and have the support of your employer.

As part of Budget 2020, the New Zealand Government, announced its Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). This fund is designed to encourage and support New Zealanders to undertake vocational education and training in targeted areas.

Learners must have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community) (Level 4) with strands in Community Facilitation, Community Health Work, Mental Health and Addiction, or Social Services (delivered as Careerforce apprenticeship programmes). Enrolments will be accepted where an approved programme has been completed with another provider.

Contact

To enrol in this short course, please call 0800 277 486, email: info@careerforce.org.nz or speak to your local Careerforce Workplace Advisor

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Level 4

Ideal for

Support workers who have already achieved the New Zealand Certificate in Health & Wellbeing (Social and Community) (Level 4).

Relevant for the following sectors

  • Home & Community Support
  • Social Services
  • Youth Work
  • 33 Credits
  • 6 months
  • $550 (inc GST) FREE ENROLMENT*