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Application Process

Here are some documents to support your application:

Here are the required application documents:

Intake Dates and Details

Information for the current intake for membership of Korowai Tupu follows:

  • open for applications now
  • applications will be considered by the Membership Committee during July/October/January and you will be contacted if an interview is required or kanohi-ki-te-kanohi has been requested - to queue up a date
  • decisions will be ratified at an upcoming Korowai Tupu Rōpū hui and applicants will be informed after

We aim to run three intakes each calendar year.  The third intake for Korowai Tupu membership applications are open now.

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Application Process

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There are several ways you can apply for membership with Korowai Tupu:

Applications can be supported by:

  • Kanohi-ki-te-kanohi (online or in person) with the selection panel. Contact youthwork@arataiohi.org.nz to work out the best arrangement.  For in person hui where travel for the selection panel is required - travel costs of the selection panel and applicant will need to be covered by the applicant - but please note we will work with you to make the in person option as affordable and easy as possible  You will still need to complete the application form - but can leave the competency questions for discussion with the panel
  • Videos are accepted for competency questions and for referees to speak to your application - please contact korowaitupu@arataiohi.org.nz to organise sharing files with us as part of your application

For the application you will be asked to:

  • share details of your practice experience/qualifications/training - including documentation of formal qualifications
  • speak to your understanding of the Core Competencies
  • share two references - one from a manager or supervisor and one from a young person you have worked with
  • complete a police check
  • share a current CV
  • share two copies of ID

For further details on all the information and documentation you will need to support your application check out our What You Need to Know info sheet.  This is an important guide and includes more detail than is summarised here.

For support with your application refer to our Guidelines for Membership Application and Sample Application and if you have any questions contact youthwork@arataiohi.org.nz.

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Police Checks

Completing a Police check is a requirement of entry to Korowai Tupu – but please note that outcomes of the check don’t necessarily determine eligibility. 

If you are aware your police check will reveal convictions and would like to provide additional information about your police check and/or your journey since any conviction received please note it in your application.

Where there are any concerns regarding the results of your police check we will contact you to discuss this and what options there are moving forward.

All police check results will be held in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993.

If you have any concerns we would encourage you to contact Nat on youthwork@arataiohi.org.nz

The Police Vetting Service requires:

  • a completed Police Vetting Service Request & Consent Form
  • copies of two eligible forms of ID - verified by an Identity Referee - details on eligible forms of ID and Identity Referees can be found in the users guide.

Membership Procedure

  • Once a submitted application (including police check) is received, an email acknowledging receipt and including an invoice for the $90 (GST excl) application fee to applicant is sent. If information is missing then this is also requested. 
  • A membership team is formed. Care is taken to ensure any context/specialist expertise required is included in this group.  If this is not possible context/specialist support will be sought from leaders in Korowai Tupu or the wider Ara Taiohi whānau.
  • Where appropriate the Membership Team may request a meeting kanohi ki te kanohi with the applicant (and any support people), or complete additional referee checks.
  • Decisions of the membership committee will be unanimous.  Where this is not possible advice/guidance will be sought from the Korowai Tupu Rōpū.
  • Recommendation of the membership team is referred to the Korowai Tupu Rōpū.

For further details on this process read our Membership Procedure document

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