Youth Development

This is a course that helps a student to develop a knowledge of the youth educational spaces within Aotearoa. The programmes aim is to provide students with a sense of the learning that enables some professional and theoretical knowledge and considers the Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Students’ enrolled in this course will apply a range of known solutions and applications familiar to themselves and youth development.   

 

Campus: Porirua
Cost:  Free
Days: Thursday/Friday 
Hours: 9.00am – 2.30pm (half hour lunch) 
Equipment: Protective clothing and safety equipment is provided if appropriate 
Travel: This is provided free, subject to students meeting the MoE requirements 
Dates:  Thursday 11 February – Friday 12 November 2021 (34 weeks), normal school holidays apply.
Application:  Students must be enrolled in a secondary school in the Wellington region and be enrolled in the WTA by their secondary school 
Interview: Students may be required to attend an interview with a family member or school representative

Qualification

You will gain credits towards NCEA Level 3. 

Credits

On successful completion of this course, students will have gained 40 Level 3 credits.

Learning Outcomes

A student successfully completing this strand will be able to:

  • Demonstrate their understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and its relationship to youth work
  • Identify and explain how online tools are used in youth work
  • Describe characteristics of a youth leader
  • Plan, undertake and evaluate a youth development project

 

Assessment

Assessment is competency based against unit standard outcomes and related evidence requirements.


Assessments will follow the processes required by NZQA and relevant industry requirements as outlined by the relevant Industry Training Organisations.

 

Students will be assessed against the following criteria: 

Course Title Level Credits Version

Te Ao Māori

Comprises of the following unit standards:

3 9  
16258    Demonstrate knowledge of own whakapapa in an Iwi/Māori Social Services setting 3 6 4
16843    Demonstrate knowledge of the meaning of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in youth work 3 3 5
       

Working with Youth

Comprises of the following unit standards:

3 11  
16850    Work with a young person as a youth worker in the youth development sector 3 5 6
22257    Profile youth in Aotearoa New Zealand 3 3 4
31413    Describe cyber safety and carer responsibilities for promoting safe online activity for children and/or young people 3 3 1
       

Youth Sector

Comprises of the following unit standards:

3 10  
16856    Describe group work and leadership for youth work in the youth development sector 3 5 6
22254    Describe racism and colonisation in Aotearoa New Zealand for youth work purposes 3 5 2
       

Youth Development Project

Comprises of the following unit standards:

3 10  
16957    Help to plan, develop. implement and evaluate a youth development project in the youth development sector 3 10 6
       

 

Study Pathways

NZ Certificate in Career Study and Preparation (Level 4) Health Science

NZ Certificate in Career Study and Preparation (Level 4) Social Science

NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Community Health Work (Level 4)

NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Peer Support) (Level 4)

NZ Diploma in Youth Work (Level 6)

Bachelor of Counselling and Addiction Practice (Level 7)

Bachelor of Social Work (Level 7)