Youth Programmes

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Whitireia New Zealand offers a range of practical, FREE, one-year, full-time courses designed especially for school leavers.

    The aim of these courses are to give students the confidence to study and gain a qualification to move into apprenticeships, employment or further study. Its a supportive way to transition from school, tertiary study and work!

    Places are Limited. Enrol Now!

    Download a Youth Guarantee enrolment form
    Download a Youth Guarantee flyer

    Want to know more?
    For more information, contact schools-liaison@whitireia.ac.nz or call us on 0800 944 847. 

    Whitireia supports young people into their first year of tertiary study by:

    • Providing friendly and industry experienced tutors
    • Using their excellent training facilities to gain lots of practical experience (some courses include work placements) 
    • Supporting students to gain the confidence to study and gain NZQA qualifications
    • Ensuring students get access to our excellent students support and career guidance
    • Including literacy and numeracy support and individual learning plans for all students

 

Electrical Engineeering/Carpentry/Automotive Engineering/Plumbing, Gasfitting,Drainlaying and Roofing

  • Must be a school leaver between 16 and 17 years old (must not turn 18 within three months of programme start date)
  • Must enrol in full-time study in 2013
  • Must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • Must have 8 credits NCEA Level 1 in each of numeracy and literacy units or equivalent

Beauty and Hairdressing

  • Must be a school leaver between 16 and 17 years old (must not turn 18 within three months of programme start date)
  • Must enrol in full-time study in 2013
  • Must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • NCEA Level 1 or equivalent skills and knowledge

Hospitality and Professional Cookery/Retail and Cosmetics/Trade Skills/Office Admininistration

  • Must be a school leaver between 16 and 17 years old (must not turn 18 within three months of programme start date)
  • Must enrol in full-time study in 2013
  • Must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident

Outdoor Adventure

  • Evidence of suitability for Outdoor Adventure programme and relevant outdoor experience based on submitted log and interview 
  • Must be a school leaver between 16 and 17 years old (must not turn 18 within three months of programme start date)
  • Must enrol in full-time study in 2013
  • Must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
     

Retail and Cosmetics

  • Aged less than 18 years old with low qualifications (fewer than 12 credits in English (literacy) and/or mathematics (numeracy) at NCEA Level 1 or NQF Level 1) and have left or been exempt from school
  • Aged 18 or over and have left school within the last 26 weeks with low qualifications
  • Aged less than 18 and have been referred by Work and Income as a youth client
  • Aged less than 18, have left or been exempt from school with 81 or more credits on NQF but have NCEA results that show fewer than a total of 12 credits in English (literacy) and/or mathematics (numeracy)
  • Students on these programmes may be eligible for a travel allowance

Office Skills and Computing

  • Aged less than 18 years old with low qualifications (fewer than 12 credits in English (literacy) and/or mathematics (numeracy) at NCEA Level 1 or NQF Level 1) and have left or been exempt from school
  •  Aged 18 or over and have left school within the last 26 weeks with low qualifications
  • Aged less than 18 and have been referred by Work and Income as a youth client
  • Aged less than 18, have left or been exempt from school with 81 or more credits on NQF but have NCEA results that show fewer than a total of 12 credits in English (literacy) and/or mathematics (numeracy)
  • Students on these programmes may be eligible for a travel allowance

 

​Your Big Future

 

Office Administration and Computing
Retail
Building Trades
Automotive

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