Membership criteria for the Youth Advisory Group

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Criteria

There are two stages of requirement to be considered for the Youth Advisory Group.

Stage 1 - registration of interest requirements

Age and location

To be a member of the Youth Advisory Group, you must be aged between 14 – 18 years as of 1 January, 2019 and live in New Zealand.

Registration of interest

You must complete your registration of interest, in full. You can do this online, or download a PDF copy and email the completed registration to youth.voice@education.govt.nz.

Identify why you want to join the Youth Advisory Group 

You will submit a written or digital response identifying:

  1. why you would like to participate in the Youth Advisory Group,
  2. what you will contribute to the group, and
  3. any additional information you think is important for us to know about you.

Terms of References

You have read and understood the Terms of Reference.

Stage 2 - shortlisted requirements

If you are shortlisted for the Youth Advisory Group, you will be contacted by the secretariat to supply the following documentation in a timely manner.

Consent form

If you are shortlisted for the Youth Advisory Group, you will be contacted by the secretariat to supply the following documentation in a timely manner.

Identification

You will provide documentation that confirms your identity and age. This might be:

  1. a passport,
  2. a driver’s license,
  3. your birth certificate,
  4. your school ID, or
  5. a confirmation letter from your Social Worker, employer or educational provider who holds evidence of your identity and age.

We are looking for young people who:

  • have the ability to work with other people in a team,
  • are proactive and committed to representing their own perspectives,
  • are approachable and are effective communicators,
  • commit to the meeting schedule and attend at least 3 or the 4 meetings,
  • are able to travel to Wellington to attend meetings.

Acceptable file formats

We accept ZIP, RAR, PDF, DOC, DOCX and JPEG. The maximum file size is 50MB. If you are submitting video you can upload to YouTube, Vimeo or Dropbox and send us the link.

If you have questions about the Youth Advisory Group registration of interest, or you’re having difficulties submitting your registration of interest, contact us on youth.voice@education.govt.nz.

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