Youth Guarantee Scheme

The Youth Guarantee Scheme is an initiative allowing SIT to provide free training and education to successful candidates.

Am I eligible?

The Youth Guarantee Scheme is open to all students who:

  • Have found school is not for you and have an interest in training towards a career
  • Enrol for full-time study
  • Are aged between 16 and 19 years at the start of the course

What courses can I enrol in?

Invercargill Campus

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Automotive Heavy Trades
  • Construction
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Hair Dressing (Salon Support)
  • Joinery
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Hospitality (Level 3)
  • Animal Care

Christchurch Campus

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Construction
  • Electrical Trade Skills
  • Hair Dressing (Salon Support)
  • Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Queenstown Campus

  • Construction
  • Hospitality Level 3

Note: Youth Guarantee Scheme courses may vary from year to year. Other subjects may be available dependent on funding and demand.

Benefits to Students who receive Youth Guarantee Scheme:

  • FREE education - Youth Guarantee Scheme will cover all tuition costs, material and equipments for one year.
  • Individual academic guidance, support and pastoral care available
  • Regular student liaison contact available
  • Career advice and goal setting
  • Progress is monitored and assistance given where necessary
  • Numeracy and literacy support
  • Access to student support services

How do I apply?

  1. Once you have enrolled into a full time course that is Youth Guarantee approved you will automatically be sent out an application form to apply for Youth Guarantees
  2. Once you have filled out and sent back your application you will be contacted and we will set up an interview with you and a support person
  3. SIT will select the successful applicants and contact you to confirm the outcome

Be in quick! SIT has a limited number of spaces available on the Youth Guarantee Scheme, therefore it is important that applications are received as early as possible before your course begins.

Contact Details

Jenna Hall - Youth Guarantee Scheme CoordinatorJenna Shepherd
Youth Guarantee Scheme Coordinator

Student Services, B Block, 133 Tay St, Invercargill
Phone: (03) 2112699 extn 8670



 Rob Te Maiharoa
Youth Guarantee Scheme Coordinator

 SIT Student Centre, B Block, 133 Tay St, Invercargill
Phone: (03) 211 2699 ext 8573



For more information about the Youth Guarantee Scheme, visit the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) website: