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Qualification overview

This qualification is designed for people who are entering the youth development sector as youth workers while also providing a credential that recognises the skills, knowledge and competencies of those already employed in the industry.

In addition, the qualification is suitable for people seeking professional development opportunities with a youth development focus within a health and wellbeing or social services setting.

Graduates will be able to work within a framework of youth development practice that is informed by Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Youth Work Codes of Ethics, the Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa, the nine Core Competencies for youth workers, and legislative requirements.

Careerforce is currently not offering a programme that leads to this qualification.


Praxis New Zealand is offering a programme leading to this qualification. For more information, please visit their website:

Level 6

Ideal for

Youth workers

Relevant for the following sectors
  • Social Services
  • Youth Work
  • 240 Credits
  • POA