Certificate in Community Skills

Programme summary  Career opportunities  Courses & timetables  Admission requirements

4, 60 0.5
Full-time for one semester or part-time for up to three years
Starts February or July
80 places
by three weeks prior to programme commencement
Waitakere campus
Semester dates for 2014:
Semester 1: 24 February - 27 June; Semester 2: 21 July - 21 November
NZ$2633 (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)

International fees

Programme summary

Develop the knowledge and skills for a career as a community worker, a volunteer for a community group or a youth worker.

Do you want to work as a community worker, a volunteer for a community group or a youth worker? The Certificate in Community Skills helps you develop the personal, social, academic and practical skills you need to be effective in the community, in paid or voluntary roles.  Throughout the programme you improve your self-awareness and your understanding of community development, cultural awareness, human development and the factors that influence social change.


  • Suitable as a bridging programme into further academic study or professional training, or to increase your social awareness, interpersonal skills and confidence.
  • A supportive adult learning environment where you study alongside mature students of different ages, cultural groups and social backgrounds.
  • Takes into account your life experience.
  • Highly experienced staff with current or recent experience in the subjects they teach. Many of our lecturers have active roles in community and national organisations.


Last edited: 04 September 2013