National Diploma in Youth Work Level 6

This qualification is designed as an entry level professional qualification for those seeking employment in the Youth Work field. It provides a learning of ethical and legislative boundaries, and integrates theory and practice in youth work situations.

Fields of Practice

  • Youth Work
  • Community Work
  • Iwi / Maori Work
  • Pasifika Work

Working in the Industry

People awarded the Diploma in Youth Work (Level 6) are able to work in the social services industry under professional supervision, with a considerable degree of autonomy and accountability for achieving outcomes as a social services worker.

Educational Pathways

Graduates of this qualification will be able to pathway into:

Bachelor of Youth Work Development Level 7 – Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec)

Course Content

  • Te Tiriti O Waitangi / Treaty of Waitangi
  • Mana Pasifika
  • Assessment and Report Writing
  • Youth Work – Fields of Practice
  • Law, Policy and Government
  • Human Development
  • Organisation, Structure, Management and Governance
  • Gender and Ethnicity
  • Self Awareness Growth and Development
  • Practice Theories for Working in Youth  Work
  • Social Change and Social Structure
  • Research – Methodologies and Proposals
  • Computer Literacy
  • Assignment Writing
  • Study Skills

Delivered over three (3) semesters a total of 72 weeks including 4 weeks break
Student loan and allowance availability
Evening classes to suit your work.

Course details

Total Credits: 202
Course duration: 72 weeks
Fees: $6,900.00