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Youth Development Programme


If you are a year 13 Gateway student who is interested in youth work, social work or other careers in the social services sector, then Youthline Wellington has a programme for you.

Youthline Wellington has been running a Youth Development Programme (YDP) since 2011.  The purpose of YDP is to provide an opportunity for year 13 Gateway students in the Wellington region to gain valuable skills and knowledge in the social services field.  The programme consists of weekly 2 hour sessions over the school terms 2 and 3, in Wellington Central, Porirua and Upper Hutt.  Students who participate and complete all course work and maintain an attendance of over 80% will gain 23, level 3 credits.  These credits can contribute towards their attainment of New Zealand Certificate in Youth Work NCEA Level 3.

This upcoming year we are excited to include the ‘Good 2 Great’ workshop (14th and 15th April 2018) as part of the 2018 Youth Development Programme.  This is a leadership and personal development workshop which will be focusing on giving participants opportunities to personally reflect, connecting with new friends and tools for social change.  You can find more information at

Here are some quotes from past students:

"I enjoy the interaction between the group and facilitators and how they're interested in how you are and what you've been doing and genuinely interested in your opinion or comments towards the topic at hand.  I'm getting friends out of this course and people skills learning from the other people's experiences and how even through we're from different backgrounds we're still important."

“I enjoy learning about how we handle ourselves in different ways throughout different challenges in life. I have learnt about the Treaty of Waitangi in a much better way compared to learning it at school.”

If you have any questions please email

2018 YDP applications are now open and will close on 22nd February 2018.  Students/Colleges will be notified by 1st March 2018.

Please click on the below box for the 2018 YDP application.

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