Youth Guarantee Eligibility Criteria

Whitireia offers a range of practical, FREE, one-year, full-time programmes designed especially for school leavers. They are fully funded by the government provided the following criteria are met:



  • Electrical Engineeering
  • Carpentry
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Plumbing
  • Gasfitting,Drainlaying and Roofing
  • Beauty and Hairdressing
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Must be turning 16-17 years old at study commencement date
  • Can be turning 18 years of age the day after the study commencement date
  • Must be enrolling in full-time study in 2015
  • Must be a New Zealand citizen or have New Zealand permanent residency
  • Must have 10 credits NCEA Level 1 literacy and 10 credits NCEA Level 1 numeracy cy or equivalent
  • Work Skills (Hospitality and Tourism)
  • Work Skills (Retail and Cosmetics)
  • Trade Skills
  • Office Admininistration
  • Must be a school leaver between 16 and 17 years old as at programme start date
  • Can be turning 18 years of age on or after programme start date
  • Must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident


For more information about this course or eligibility criteria, please contact or call us on 0800 944 847.

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