16 and 17 year olds have the chance to study for FREE at MIT. Which means saving thousands of dollars in course fees.
As part of the Government’s Youth Guarantee scheme, MIT has FREE spaces for young people to study for a tertiary qualification.
It means you can get the skills and qualifications for great jobs in building and construction, hairdressing, business administration and computing, hospitality, horticulture and floristry, baking, travel and tourism, mechanical engineering and more. If that sounds like you, or like someone you know, get in touch with us right now.
For more information, please call 0800 YOUTH G (0800 96 88 44) or download the brochure.
Find out more at our Information Evenings
Tuesday 14 May - open until 7.00pm
Tuesday 11 June - open until 8.00pm
Tuesday 25 June - open until 8.00pm
Facts potential Youth Guarantee students need to know.
- Are you a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident?
Potential Youth Guarantee students must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
- What age are you?
Potential Youth Guarantee students must be 16 or 17 years old at the start of their course/study. If you are 15 years of age at the start of your study you must first obtain an early leaving exemption to qualify for Youth Guarantee funding.
- Youth Guarantee students must not be enrolled in school and an approved Youth Guarantee Level 1, 2, or 3 programme at the same time.
- What programme/course do you intend to enrol in?
Download a full programme list as a PDF
Youth Guarantee students must enrol in an approved Youth Guarantee Level 1, 2, or 3 programme that has a minimum of 60 credits. This programme could be full time one semester or part time over one year. Youth Guarantee students that enrol into an approved Youth Guarantee Level 1, 2, or 3 programme that has less than 60 credits, they must enrol into another approved Youth Guarantee Level 1, 2, or 3 programme of at least 40 credits in order to be eligible for Youth Guarantee funding.
- Are you aware that if you are accepted onto an approved Youth Guarantee Level 1, 2, or 3 programme, you are not eligible for a student loan from Studylink Students that are accepted onto an approved Youth Guarantee Level 1, 2, or 3 programme will not be eligible for a student loan from Studylink. Potential Youth Guarantee students will be required to sign a declaration form. Download the Youth Guarantee Student Declaration Form as a PDF
Please contact our Information Centre on 0800 Youth G (0800 968 844) for further information on what programmes are available through Youth Guarantee and to have an information pack sent to you.
Certificate in Carpentry (Level 3) - Youth Guarantee
"I have really enjoyed taking up the opportunity to study for free through Youth Guarantee. When I was thinking about what to do for Year 13, I decided it would be good to do this course as I like Carpentry and learning specific building skills. In my course I am learning how to build houses, and our project is building an actual classroom. Now that the more expensive course is paid for by Youth Guarantee I can move up the levels in future years without paying as much. I enjoy studying at MIT because it is close to home and my first year of study is completely free."