Youth Guarantee

16 to 19 years

This programme caters for around 120 youth annually, of which approx. 85% are Māori or Pasifika. To support students a high level of pastoral care is provided, including daily door to door transport and free breakfasts. Life skills programmes supplement the formal NZQA qualifications learners achieve. Our aim is to assist students to achieve their qualification and gain the life skills necessary to succeed in the next stage of their lives

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QES delivers NZQA National Qualification levels 1 to 3 to youth 16 to 19 years that are ‘Not in Education, Employment or Training’ (NEET) through 5 programmes

Step Up NCEA Level 1

Gain A Great Qualification in 26 Weeks

The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 1 is the first stage of upper-secondary education, and serves as a foundation for further study and/or employment.

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Automotive Training

Gain A Great Qualification in 26 Weeks

This certificate is designed for school leavers interested in a career in the motor industry. The qualification provides both generic and industry-specific skills covering the range of work roles available in the motor industry. It demands a level of performance that will enable new recruits to the industry to be immediately productive.

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Carpentry & Construction

Gain A Great Qualification in 40 Weeks

This is the first of two qualifications that form part of the BConstructive programme, designed specifically to provide a progressive pathway for students to integrate into a wide range of trade-related occupations. The design and content of this qualification is the result of extensive national consultation with secondary schools and tertiary education organisations.

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Computing & Digital Media

Gain A Great Qualification in 40 weeks

This qualification is for people intending to pursue focused development in the skills, capabilities, knowledge and attributes needed to succeed at NZQF Level 4 or above, within the context of a field of study or career pathway.

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Early Childhood Education

Gain A Great Qualification in 40 weeks

The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with people who can participate in the education and care of infants, toddlers, and young children in an entry-level carer role in a range of early childhood contexts, and/or who can proceed to further study.

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Free Transport

We offer free transport to eligible students from West, South and East Auckland. We will pick you up and drop you off each day to help you achieve your educational goals.
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What Our Students Say

QES is a place where studying and learning isn’t a pressure, it’s not forced on you like it is in high school. The tutors never make you feel small, they interact with you, hang out with you and make everyone feel welcome.

Bianca Houia

Learning ECE

I’ve learnt a whole lot of things at QES which I am grateful for. They are helping me get the credits I need to finish my NCEA levels.

– Jackson Peua

Youth Training 4 Work

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0800 004 222


10 Norman Spencer Drive, Papatoetoe Auckland, 2104

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Monday – Friday
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Youth Education

Automotive Training

Carpentry & Construction

Computing & Digital Media

Early Childhood Education

Step Up (NCEA L1)

Youth Support

Youth Payment

Young Parent Payment



Employment Preparation & Placement

Pacific Peoples

Pasifika Employment & Education


Adult & Community Education

Intensive Literacy & Numeracy


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