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Training database

Training database

Ara Taiohi has compiled a database of formal and non-formal training and training providers for its members working with young people across the country.

We would like to thank Jayne Mercier from WelTec for helping us gather information on training opportunities around Aotearoa/New Zealand.

This database is constantly evolving. Please get in touch if you would like to update an existing listing or add a new training.

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Each listing references youth work competencies. You can read the complete list of competencies here.

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Affirming Diversity
Family Planning

National Gender & sexualitySexual health

A one day workshop for teachers, nurses and community workers focused on teaching about sexual orientation and gender identity.

Duration Dates Cost
One day 17 March 2017 $85
Entry requirements:

Suitable for teachers, counsellors, school nurses, social workers and community youth workers.

Relevant youth work competencies: 1,6

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ASIST - practical suicide intervention skills workshop
Lifeline

National Crisis intervention

Intensive, interactive and practical course designed to help people recognise suicidal signs through changes in a persons behaviour, build the confidence to be able to approach the person, know what to say and be able to assess risk and safety needs and know where to access further support and other professional assistance. ASIST is suitable for all members of the community who have an interest in suicide prevention, or work with 'at-risk' people.

Duration Dates Cost
2 days Various From $230 (subsidies are available)

Relevant youth work competencies: 6

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Bachelor of Arts: Māori Development
Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

AUT City Campus, Auckland Māori

The Bachelor of Arts in Māori Development reflects the concepts/philosophy of Tā Apirana Ngata. His wisdom and counsel highlights the significance of the knowledge of the Pākehā for economic sustenance and the knowledge of the ancestors for intellectual and spiritual sustenance. This resonates with Māori youth and has enormous relevance in the modern global environment. The Bachelor of Arts in Māori Development offers a sequence of study across three years that interweaves cultural, professional and vocational strands into aspects of Māori Development relevant to the needs of contemporary Māori communities.

Level of qualification Points/Credits Duration Dates Cost
Level 7 360 3 years full-time / 6 years part-time Start dates: 27 February 2017 & 17 July 2017 Approx $5,788.00 (GST Inc)
Entry requirements:

University entrance. Interview may be required.

Relevant youth work competencies: 1,3,4

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Bachelor of Social Practice
Unitec Institute of Technology

Unitec Waitakere, Auckland Community

Community Development: develop your understanding of community change and management, and further your knowledge of Pākehā, Māori and Pacific Island cultural practices. Social Work: develop your understanding of community change and management, and further your knowledge of Pākehā, Māori and Pacific Island cultural practices.

Level of qualification Points/Credits Duration Dates Cost
Level 7 480 Full-time 4 years (part-time options available) Starts February (full-time) or July (part-time) $6,089 per year
Entry requirements:

Unitec's general, discretionary or special admission requirements and programme-specific and English language requirements.

Link to other qualifications: Post Graduate Certificate in Social Practice, Post Graduate Diploma in Social Practice, Masters in Social Practice
Relevant youth work competencies: 1,3,4,5,6,9

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Bachelor of Social Work: Youth Services Specialisation
The University of Auckland

Auckland Youth development

Develop you knowledge about working with children, family and youth in diverse cultural communities. You can specialise in Youth Services from your second year onwards and the opportunity to experience the field on supervised placements in social work agencies. You can also build on your theoretical knowledge base with the addition of courses in the theory and practice of social work including the policy environment, and law and the state. A great opportunity to enhance knowledge about working with Youth in a New Zealand context, also applicable in other youth contexts.

Level of qualification Points/Credits Duration Dates Cost
Level 7 480 Full-time: 4 years (part-time study options also available, but please note that placements in the third and fourth year are full time Starts February (full-time) or July (part-time) TBC - varies per year.
Entry requirements:

University entrance, rank score of 150. Special Admissions categories for entrance also.

Relevant youth work competencies: All

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