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Graduate Diploma in Youth Development

Wellington Institute of Technology Ltd

Subject area

Youth Work

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.

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree in an associated field and evidence of relevant professional or educational experience in youth development or in the social service sector OR evidence of a minimum of five years' (FTE) relevant professional or educational experience in youth development or in the social service sector; and evidence of suitability based on interview, safety check and referee reports.

International: IELTS (Academic) 6.5, with no band score lower than 6, or equivalent
International students: IELTS (Academic) 6.5, with no band score lower than 6; or equivalent.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The programme supports graduates who are working with, or wanting to work with, youth to gain knowledge and skills in youth development practice that can be applied in a wide range of professional roles.

The Graduate Diploma programme builds a body of knowledge and practice to support positive youth development when working with young people, including:
- the principal theories associated with human, youth, and adolescent development and youth development practice;
- knowledge and application of law, values, and ethics associated with youth work in Aotearoa New Zealand;
- understanding of different cultural perspectives and practices;
- cognitive skills including critical analysis, evaluation, and synthesis;
- technical skills associated with youth development practice.

People awarded this qualification work within a framework of practice informed by the core competencies and standards set by Koruwai Tupu. These include knowledge and skills in the application and implementation of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Youth Work Code of Ethics, and good practice in positive youth development. Graduates will practice in accordance with legislative boundaries, and demonstrate an integrated practice theory for working in youth work.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Society and Culture at this level can earn:

$50,000

Median earnings one year after study

$56,000

Median earnings two years after study

$67,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

82%

Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Aimes Awards

Provided by:

The North Harbour Club

Website:

http://www.northharbourclub.co.nz/what-we-do/aimes-what-we-do/

Value:

Determined by the Trustees

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Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira - Education Grant

Provided by:

Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira - Education Committee

Website:

http://www.ngatitoa.iwi.nz

Value:

The committee will only consider subsidising course fees.

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 935 832
Phone: (04) 920 2400
Fax: (04) 920 2401
Email: information@weltec.ac.nz
Web: http://www.weltec.ac.nz

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

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

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

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