Youth Guarantee Programmes

National Trade Academy offers fees free courses under the Government funded Youth Guarantee scheme.

This is an opportunity for 16 to 19 year olds that are not attending school to continue their education following a vocational pathway towards achieving level 2 qualifications.

The programmes are full time courses commencing in February each year.

  • Students receive assistance with travel costs

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students must be 16 to 19 years at the time of commencing their study, or 15 years with an early exemption from school
  • Students must be a New Zealand citizen or a New Zealand permanent resident
  • Have not achieved NCEA Level2

Youth Guarantee Programmes


Vocational Pathways (NCEA)/NZ Certificates in Agriculture
Vocational Pathways (NCEA)/NZ Certificates in Animal Care
Vocational Pathways (NCEA)/NZ Certificates in Equine
Vocational Pathways (NCEA)/NZ Certificates in Horticulture

For further information visit:

For an application form contact:
Donelle Dixon
Academic Director

Phone: 03 360 2192

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