Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Youth Leadership (Level 3)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 40
Subject Area
  • Society and Culture » Human Welfare Studies and Services » Youth Work
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the youth work sector with youth leaders who have the operational and theoretical knowledge, skills and attitudes to work in entry level roles with young people.

The qualification is for new or potential entrants into the youth work sector, and those currently working with youth who would benefit from recognition of their knowledge and skills in the workplace.

Graduates will operate under general managerial supervision as part of a team working with young people.

Graduates will support the social and cultural aspirations of Māori and Pacific people(s) and demonstrate their commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi through their interactions with young people and their communities and their work.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply knowledge of te Tiriti o Waitangi, Youth Work Code of Ethics, Mana Taiohi, and other positive youth development frameworks to support young people to reach their goals, and social and cultural aspirations.
- Apply knowledge of group work and leadership to contribute to the development and implementation of positive youth development projects.
Education pathways
The qualification leads to the:
- New Zealand Certificate in Youth Work (Level 4) [Ref: 2449]
- New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) with strands in Community Facilitation, Community Health Work, Mental Health and Addiction, and Social Services [Ref: 2992]
or to higher level qualifications in youth work or other social services.
Employment pathways
Graduate will be qualified to work in entry level vocational roles with young people.

Roles may include projects and events delivered by peer support groups, youth service agencies and community or marae or faith-based groups.

Graduates may seek employment in youth work or youth development in a range of settings: non-governmental organisations, justice/corrections, social services, residential and community, iwi services, mental health support, peer support, and those that operate in a cultural or faith-based context.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements Not available
Education Organisation 2 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2448
Status Current
Created December 2014
Last Reviewed May 2015
Next Review December 2027
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