This exciting new programme is ideal preparation for learners wanting to make a real difference in young people’s lives by gaining a formally recognised Youth Work qualification.
The programme aims to qualify advanced support workers who work closely and collaboratively to support people and whanau with complex needs. As this is an Applied Diploma, the 200 hours of required practical work and the associated learning is undertaken in the workplace. Students gain valuable experience by doing internships in a range of Youth Work organisations. By offering practicum to learners, the aim is for meaningful, learner pathways to be strengthened and employment opportunities in the community support service sector to increase.
New Zealand Diploma in Health and Wellbeing (Applied Practice) (Level 5)
Course Code: NZ3244
Cost – Fees Free
The NZ government is now funding the New Zealand Diploma in Health and Wellbeing Level 5 programme under the new Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund. This means the course has been identified a priority area of training by the Government and is therefore offered at no cost to students.
Start Date – October 2020
What is the course content?
The Diploma in Health and Wellbeing (Applied Practice – Youth Work) (Level 5) recognises the competence, knowledge, and skills required across a range of occupations and disciplines, to support people to achieve their health and wellbeing aspirations.
Graduates will be able to work in the health and wellbeing work sector. They will be equipped with a broad operational and theoretical knowledge of working with youth, those philosophies underpinning Youth Development Strategy Aoteaora, and te reo Maori, tikanga and kawa. Graduates will be able to work independently as practitioners in some sectors, or under the supervision of professional or qualified clinicians, in others.
If you wish to enrol in this course, you must:
- have a general interest in working with young people
- hold a Youth Work or Health & Wellbeing Level 4 qualification
Or you must :
- have evidence of successful study at Level 3 and have evidence of one year’s professional experience in a health and wellbeing context
- Special admission may be granted for applicants who are over the age of twenty and have at least 18 month’s successful fulltime work experience in a Health & Wellbeing setting which can be verified by 2 referees.
You must also:
- be aged 18 years or older.
- be able to work or undertake voluntary work in a Youth Work setting.
- have access to a computer and the internet to complete the requirements of the programme.
- be a New Zealand citizen or have permanent residency.