• Haere mai, welcome

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    Haere mai and welcome to the online learning resource developed by Careerforce for this topic. US 22257 Profile youth in Aotearoa New Zealand (version 3) is part of the Certificate in Youth Work (Level 3). The course page is open and available for all youth leaders and youth organisations to access and use. You will need to be enrolled with Careerforce as a trainee to complete the assessment and gain credit for this unit standard.

    Begin by looking around the course page to become familiar with its layout and see what resources are available. Work through each section with your employer, follow the links and complete the learning activities. They are designed to support your learning and prepare you for the assessment tasks.

  • About this topic

    Understanding the culture of the young people you work with is an important part of getting to know the individuals within your community. In this topic, you'll learn about how youth culture has developed and evolved in Aotearoa New Zealand and the identify issues facing young people today.

  • Youth culture

    What is youth culture? What is a subculture? Why is it important that youth workers understand the culture and subcultures of the young people we work with?

  • Issues facing young people in Aotearoa New Zealand

    Like any culture, young people in Aotearoa New Zealand will face a range of issues that may affect their opportunities and general wellbeing.

  • Assessment

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    Congratulations on completing the learning for this topic! Check your understanding of the content by responding to the following statements.

    I can:

    • describe youth culture and subcultures in Aotearoa New Zealand.

    • create a timeline that shows how one youth subculture in Aotearoa New Zealand has evolved and developed during the last 50 years.

    • describe the issues facing young people in Aotearoa New Zealand today.

    • identify key risk factors and protective factors in relation to the issues facing young people in Aotearoa New Zealand today.

    If you have responded yes to all of these statements, you are now ready to complete the assessment for US 22257 Profile youth in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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