Youth Guarantee

Youth Guarantee is about improving the transition from school to further study, work or training.  Study fees free on one of the many Youth Guarantee study options available at Whitireia.

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

  • Be 16-19 years of age at the start 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 for more information.

Subjects options for 2019 include:

  • Automotive
  • Beauty
  • Baking
  • Cookery
  • Construction Trades (Carpentry, Electrical)
  • Hairdressing
  • Health Assistance
  • Hospitality
  • Office Administration
  • Retail
  • Social and Community Services
  • Tourism

Travel Subsidy Guide (1.4MB PDF)

Travel Subsidy Application Form (72KB PDF)

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