– Development of a new Youth Work qualification
– Development of new Youth Work skill standards
Toitū te Waiora would like to announce the completion of its review of the Youth Work qualifications suite. These are now available on the NZQA website.
The qualifications were reviewed to ensure that they meet current and future demands and reflect the latest frameworks and research around the diverse and complex nature of youth work practice. This includes the integration of Mana Taiohi and Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the social and digital worlds where rangatahi exist, the known impacts of trauma and family violence, and the growing body of evidence regarding the mental health and wellbeing of rangatahi.
Consultation involved Iwi, Pacific, faith-based, community-related organisations, youth work sector peak and professional bodies, and training providers.
General changes across the suite of qualifications:
New Zealand Certificate in Youth Work (Level 3):
New Zealand Certificate in Youth Work (Level 4):
New Zealand Diploma in Youth Work Level 6:
New Zealand Certificate in Youth Work (Level 5):
Following on from the review of Youth Work qualifications Toitū te Waiora is commencing development work for a suite of new skill standards that will align with the four qualifications:
A review panel is being established to help with this work, and you are invited to actively contribute to this review – contact us at: [email protected]
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