Wellington Plus Programme

Wellington Plus is the University’s service and leadership development programme. Give back to your community and gain skills that will impress employers.

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Register through CareerHub. Log in using your usual Victoria University of Wellington username and password. We’ll be in touch after you register to help you get started.

For advice at any time, email wellingtonplus@vuw.ac.nz.


This free programme is open to all current students enrolled in a degree or postgraduate qualification. It must be completed while you are studying at Victoria University of Wellington.


You’ll be joining a community of more than 1,500 Wellington Plus students at the University. You can make connections with other students, employers and people in the not-for-profit sector across Wellington.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop leadership, social responsibility and employability skills. By participating you’ll gain valuable experience, broaden your thinking and learning, and reflect on your self-development.

Completion of the Wellington Plus Programme is formally acknowledged on your academic transcript. Noting it on your CV will help you stand out in competitive job markets.

The programme

You can tailor the programme to suit your schedule, studies and interests. You complete three different components.

Extracurricular activities

Work with representative groups, clubs and student support services on campus or with not-for-profit organisations in the Wellington region that have been pre-approved by the Wellington Plus office. The University has many opportunities to get involved on campus.

Personal and professional development

Attend a range of workshops and seminars on leadership and social responsibility, and personal and career development.

Two achievement levels

It’s a good idea to do the Certificate first and use it as a starting point for the Award, but you can do either achievement on its own.

Wellington Plus Certificate

The Certificate is a shorter programme which you can complete in 6–12 months. It’s ideal if you’re studying at the University for one year or if you have a limited time for extracurricular activities. The Certificate can be achieved at any time while you’re studying at the University.

Wellington Plus Award

Aim for the Award if you’re prepared to show outstanding commitment to leadership, volunteering and developing professional and life skills over at least two years. It is awarded when your degree or postgraduate qualification is granted.

Wellington Plus Programme

Phone: +64 4 463 5390
Email: wellingtonplus@vuw.ac.nz