Youth Guarantee Enrolments

16-19 years old? Youth Guarantee can help cover your fees, course-related costs and travel. Study fees-free for up to two years in a range of practical hands-on programmes.  

Youth Guarantee enables you to study fees-free for up to two years in a range of programmes. Complete an introductory Level 2 programme and then choose from a wider selection of Level 3 options.

This may be an ideal option if you want to keep learning, but feel a secondary school environment is no longer right for you. You can also apply if you are under 19 and want to get back into education.

Youth Guarantee entry requirements

To qualify for Youth Guarantee, you must be:

  • A New Zealand citizen or have permanent residency in New Zealand
  • 16–19 years of age at the start of the programme (or 15 years old with an early leaving exemption from school)

To qualify for support you must start at Level 2. If you already have a Level 2 qualification at the time of enrolling, you may not be eligible for assistance.

Further entry criteria may apply to particular programmes. Please check the requirements listed on each programme page. 

Travel Subsidy Guide (1.5MB PDF)

Travel Subsidy Application Form (62KB PDF)


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