New Zealand Diploma in Youth Work


Subject area

Youth Work


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Entry requirements


About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the youth work sector with youth workers who have specialised skills and knowledge and attitudes to support young people, and lead and support youth workers.

This qualification is intended for people who want to specialise in youth work practice.

Graduates will be able to work autonomously and contribute to positive youth development outcomes in diverse and complex contexts.

Graduates will uphold positive youth development approaches and practice that are informed by Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Youth Work Codes of Ethics, Mana Taiohi, current positive youth development approaches, frameworks and legislative requirements.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Human Welfare Studies and Services at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 935 832
Phone: (04) 920 2400
Fax: (04) 920 2401

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.


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