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Since 2016, Volunteer Nelson has been working together with Youth & Community Works, a premium youth education and events provider, to bring you the Young Leaders Programme.

Key info


-For 16 – 24 yr olds

-45 credit NZQA

Level 3 Youth Work Certificate


*Funding for Tasman Young Leaders registration via Tasman District Council

How does it work?

-1 week of training

-A flexible 6 months follow up to finish practicals (project/mentoring)

What do you get?

-This qualification helps to develop skills around teamwork, leadership, project management, working with young people and loads of other transferable skills.

More detail about the qualification:

Careerforce is the industry training provider that accredits the New Zealand Certificate in Youth Work (Level 3). Here is a link to the overview of the qualification.

When and Where?

Nelson and Tasman Young Leaders Programmes are underway for the year. There will be a new Nelson Programme beginning in January 2020 and Tasman one in April 2020. The Nelson training is held at NMIT. The Tasman training is residential and held at Marahau Outdoor Education Centre.

I’m interested

Young Leaders Registration of Interest
We're interested to know your motivations for taking part as well as well as a bit about you, your interests and what school or training provider you go to, if any.

Still interested?

See below for some stories about Young Leaders. The Untitled Art Exhibition is a project put on by a couple of Young Leaders.

Young adults tackling social issues

Volunteer Nelson’s week-long Young Leaders Programme kicked off on Monday this week for a small…

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Youth development workers of tomorrow

Ten 16-24 year olds are about to embark on Volunteer Nelson’s week-long Young Leaders Programme,…

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Untitled Art Exhibition: Stories of the Unheard

A pair of Nelson students want people to open up about mental health, so they…

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Young Leaders Win TrustPower Community Award!!

Volunteer Nelson would like to congratulate all Volunteer Nelson Young Leaders and Youth and Community…

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