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:

  • Are aged 16 and 19 at the start of the course
  • Are enrolled in full time study
  • Are wanting to train towards a qualification in their chosen career pathway
  • Have achieved up to NCEA Level 2.

What courses can I enrol in?

Jaydyn Watson, Callum Affleck and Jacob Anderson - Certificate in Mechanical EngineeringBest overall Youth Guarantee Student for Automotive Engineering March 2015, Bailey Hannen-Voice

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

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 covers tuition fees, material fees and travel costs.
  • Individual academic guidance, support and pastoral care available
  • Regular student liaison contact available
  • Career advice and goal setting
  • Individuals 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 Hall
Youth Guarantee Scheme Coordinator

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


Shane AuldShane Auld
Student Support Officer

SIT Student Centre, B Block, 133 Tay St, Invercargill
Phone: (03) 211 2699 ext 8572


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