Bachelor of Youth Development


Subject area

Youth Work



3 Years

Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

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.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

University degree entry requirements or equivalent practical, professional or educational experience in an associated area of youth development or in the social service sector and evidence of suitability based on police vet, child safety check and interview International: IELTS (Academic) 6.5, with no band score lower than 6, or equivalent

Detailed requirements

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


3 Years

Tuition Fees

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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:

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 935 832
Phone: (0800) 944 847
Fax: (04) 920 2401

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

Where does this information come from?

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

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