Bachelor of Youth Development

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as WelTec

Subject area

Youth Work

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Entry requirements


About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

1. To develop competent youth practitioners who understand the body of knowledge that underpins youth development, are able to apply this knowledge to practice and who have the critical analysis, evidence based and problem solving skills that are required for independent, ethical practice. 2. To develop self awareness and reflective practitioner skills, critical thought, research and evaluation abilities, independent and self-directed study and to prepare students for postgraduate learning and practice. Preparing people to enter into the youth work profession requires training and education that develops competent practitioners able to fulfil youth development practice roles. The Bachelor of Youth Development programme is particularly aimed at meeting the needs of people currently working in the youth development field who need a degree level qualification to support their role.

What graduates earn

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


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Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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