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Qualification and programme overview

The purpose of this qualification is to equip people working in the youth work sector with the broad operational and theoretical knowledge to work with youth.

The programme includes:

Section one: Culture and ethics

  • Describing the impact of colonisation in Aotearoa New Zealand on tangata whenua.
  • Demonstrating and applying knowledge of kawa and tikanga of tangata whenua in the youth development sector.

Section two: Developing potential

  • Establishing and maintaining a relationship to support a young person in the youth development sector.
  • Establishing and maintaining a safe environment for young people in the youth work sector.
  • Mentoring and supporting young people to identify goals and develop plans in the youth work sector.
  • Leading group activities with young people in the youth work sector.

Section three: Working with young people

  • Profiling a community of relevance in the youth development sector.
  • Preparing a safety management plan in the youth development sector.
  • Planning, developing, implementing and evaluating a youth development project in the youth development sector.

Section four: Self-care

  • Describing professional supervision for youth workers in the youth development sector.
  • Undertake self-care to maintain and enhance personal wellness.

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Contact

To enrol in the New Zealand Certificate in Youth Work (Level 4), please call 0800 277 486, email: info@careerforce.org.nz or speak to your local CWA: <link to page>

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Level 4

Ideal for

  • Individuals who wish to progress their employment within the sector and/or enhance their skills and knowledge.
  • Counsellor.
  • Probation Officer.
  • Youth Justice Worker.

Relevant for the following sectors

  • Social Services
  • Youth Work
  • 81 Credits
  • 14 months
  • $390 (inc GST)

The work I do is very satisfying
and rewarding. Every day
is different. Most of the time
I absolutely love it and go
home feeling pretty good.

Jessika Brass - Youth Development Worker