New Zealand Diploma in Youth Work

Otago Polytechnic

Subject area

Youth Work




2 Years

Total student fees


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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.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

NCEA level 3 or New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) or equivalent qualification/work experience AND evidence of suitability based on interview, health screening, safety check and referee reports International: IELTS 6.00 (no band lower than 5.5), or equivalent

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


2 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,288 $12,576
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$5,574 $11,148
Total $11,862 $23,724

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870

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