Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Leadership

Study Programme Details
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



12 Months

Scholarship Available



About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey with the Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Leadership (PGDipYACL), a groundbreaking program designed to shape responsive leaders for the challenges of today and tomorrow. As one of the only postgraduate programs of its kind in Aotearoa, our diploma equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to drive positive change in youth, community, and global contexts. Through a dynamic blend of theory and practice, you’ll develop the leadership, management, and entrepreneurial skills required to make a lasting impact in diverse communities. Join us and become a catalyst for social innovation and empowerment.


The Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Leadership (PGDipYACL) is your pathway to becoming a visionary leader in today’s rapidly evolving world. Whether you’re looking to build upon your previous studies or enhance your existing leadership skills, this program offers a unique opportunity to explore the intersection of youth development, community engagement, and global citizenship. Through a combination of rigorous coursework, hands-on projects, and real-world experiences, you’ll gain the practical skills and strategic insights needed to drive meaningful change in your community and beyond. Join us and unlock your potential to inspire, empower, and lead.

Admission Requirements

  • You will need to have completed an Aotearoa New Zealand bachelor’s degree or a graduate diploma with an average B Grade Point Average or better, or have other approved qualifications of an equivalent standard.
  • CAE or CPE: Score of 176 with a minimum of 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • IELTS Academic: An average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • NZAPA: English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 3
  • NZCEL: Level 5
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening
  • EDEM670 Leadership as Partnering: Moving Beyond Boundaries
  • YACL401 Youth and Community Leadership in Global Context
  • Domestic — $8,184
  • International — $35,400

Future Career Outcomes

Our graduates emerge as dynamic leaders equipped to tackle the complex challenges facing youth and communities today. With a deep understanding of global issues and a commitment to social justice, they go on to pursue diverse career paths across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. From leading grassroots initiatives to shaping national policies, our alumni are making a tangible difference in the lives of young people and communities around the world. Join us and become part of a vibrant community of changemakers dedicated to creating a brighter future for all.

Visa Requirements:

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