Get a head start.


Youth (16 - 19 years)

Our Youth programmes help you explore and prepare for a career while gaining credits to help with NCEA Level 2. You’ll attend classes each day but you won’t stay sitting in a classroom. These programmes are designed to get you out and about, experiencing the industry you’re studying.

Our Youth Guarantee programmes can help you make the leap from school to work. Take charge of your learning in a fun and supportive environment with other rangatahi (youth). We’ll get you on track to gain qualifications and help prepare for your future.

Youth Guarantee programmes – enrolment information

  • You must be 16 - 19 years of age at the start of the Youth Guarantee programme
  • You must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • You’ll be able to get up to two years of free full-time study in a level 1-3 programme
  • 18 and 19 year olds can apply for course related costs and living costs from Studylink
  • If you are aged under 16 years, an exemption certificate is required from either:
    • your school principal
    • the office of the Ministry of Education
    • a person designated under Sections 21 or 26 of the Education Act 1989.