This course is designed to give you the necessary skills, knowledge and safe practice theory required by the Youth Work industry and Arataiohi. It is intended to teach you how to practice as a Youth Worker and uphold the Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa and Youth Work Code of Ethics.
If you wish to enrol in this course, you must:
- Have successfully completed unit standard 22256.
- Have achieved a minimum of 42 credits at Level 3 or higher for University Entrance approved subjects, 8 credits in English or te reo Maori at Level 2 or higher (4 credits in reading, 4 credits in writing), and a minimum of 14 credits in numeracy at Level 1 or higher in mathematics or statistics and probability or Pangarau or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627.
Or you must:
- Have successfully completed a Level 4 Qualification in Youth Work or Associated Services.
Or you must:
- Show evidence to support recent professional development at the same level or above.
You must also:
- Submit reference letters to support your enrolment application.
- Have an acceptable level of English language fluency (IELTS 5.5 Academic or equivalent)
- Disclose any criminal convictions at the time of enrolment; approve, at the time of enrolment, the release of criminal conviction information from the New Zealand Police, to enable learners to be placed in a workplace setting to meet the requirements of the programme (enrolment is provisional until vetting applications have been received and the learner can be placed in work).
- Attend an interview to assess your ability to successfully complete the programme and work in the Youth Work Industry.
- Be prepared to undertake two fieldwork placements in different agencies, or two significantly different fieldwork placements in one agency.
- Be prepared to complete no less than 400 hours of practicum work in a youth work setting, to complete the programme.
- Have access to a computer and the internet to complete the requirements of the programme.
- Be a New Zealand citizen or have permanent residency.