New Zealand Diploma in Youth Work

Youth Cultures & Community Trust

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

Applicants will be required to: Have achieved NCEA Level 3 or have evidence of equivalent skills, knowledge or professional experience to this level; be aged 18 years or above, unless special exemption is granted; complete a satisfactory Police Vet check; identify an agency (church or community organisation) who has agreed to supervise and support their practice with young people; provide the contact details of a person from this agency, and at least one other reference person. Praxis will contact those persons to discuss both the applicant's suitability for working with youth and their ability to handle the academic requirements of this course; undertake an application interview

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)
$5,037 $10,074
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$5,782 $11,563
Total $10,819 $21,638

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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

Phone: (04) 471 2747
Fax: (04) 802 5607

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

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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