Youth Guarantee

Whitireia offers a range of practical, fees-fee, one year programmes with the aim of providing students the opportunity to study at a tertiary level and gain a qualification that can lead to an apprenticeship, employment or further study.

To be eligible to enrol on one of our Youth Guarantee programmes students must:

  • Be turning 16-19 years of age at the commencement date of the programme
  • Be enrolling in full-time study
  • Be a New Zealand citizen or have New Zealand permanent residency

Note: funding for study on these programmes is limited to two years of free full-time study on a Level 1-3 programme and students cannot hold a qualification at Level 3 or above.

Did you know

  • Youth Guarantee funded programmes are available at Levels 1-3
  • StudyLink student loans are not applicable for students under 18 year olds
  • If you are under 18 years of age you may be able to access a student allowance; if you are 18-19 years of age you may be able to access a StudyLink loan and student allowance. Check out www.studylink.govt.nz for more information.

Youth Guarantee Programmes

Certificate in Beauty and Styling*
Certificate in Work Skills (Hospitality & Tourism)
New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3)
Certificate in Trades Skills
Certificate in Automotive Engineering*
Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Advanced)
New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing, Drainlaying and Gasfitting (Level 3)*
New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Carpentry) (Level 3)*
New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (3)​*
​*Additional entry criteria applies to these programmes

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 programmes 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

 

Got a question or feedback?
Call us on 0800 944 847
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