Youth Guarantee - Fees Free

Want to get into study but not sure where to start?

NorthTec has a range of hands-on programmes that are ideal for teens wanting to learn new skills and build a real career.

These are not one-size-fits-all programmes, you’ll learn in a supportive whānau-like environment and study alongside people of all ages. You won’t be stuck in a classroom all day as our programmes are project-based, with lots of hands-on work and field trips.

Students who began their journey here have progressed all the way to degrees and careers; turning their dreams into reality.

Fees Free – Youth Guarantee

The Youth Guarantee scheme is an initiative that provides up to two years of full-time skills-based training for 16 – 19 year olds, free of charge. It will help you to gain practical qualifications and set you up for a range of career options.

  • You must be at least 16 - 19 years of age at the start of the Youth Guarantee programme

  • You must be a New Zealand citizen or have New Zealand permanent residency

  • It is valid for two years of free full-time study in a level 1-3 programme in foundation skills, trades, business or cultural areas.

Learn more about the Youth Guarantee Initiative here.

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