Requirements

What’s required for each of the three Wellington Plus Programme components at both Certificate and Award level.

Your Wellington Plus Certificate achievements can count towards your Wellington Plus Award.

Activities

Choose a range of activities and start gaining points.

  • You can choose activities on campus and in the Wellington region.
  • You need to submit Activity Verification forms showing your hours and involvement.
  • Points are allocated for each activity when your form is received.
  • See examples of activities and read the full approved activities list on CareerHub.

Points system

You receive points for each activity you do. The number of points you get depends on the type of work, the time you put in and responsibility you hold.

For example:

  • Volunteering as a Class Representative will earn you 20 points.
  • Supporting fellow students as a Disability Services Note-taker earns you 30 points per class.
  • Volunteering on the executive of a sporting/cultural club or society gains you 50–100 points per year.

Certificate

You need to participate in at least two different approved activities and gain a minimum of 100 points, of which 50 points must be from voluntary (non-compensated) roles.

Award

You need to participate in a range of approved activities and gain a minimum of 300 points, of which 150 points must be from voluntary (not compensated) roles.

Personal and professional development

There are three categories of seminars and workshops to attend.

  • Category A—leadership and social responsibility. Topics may include leadership and development, women in leadership, corporate social responsibility, and developing high performance teams.
  • Category B—skills development. Options include networking skills, mind mapping and critical thinking.
  • Category C—Options include CV, cover letter and interview workshops and events focused on career development.

Certificate

You need to attend and have verified a minimum of two workshops—one from category A and one from category B.

Award

You need to attend and have verified a minimum of six workshops or seminars, including two from each of the three categories.

Reflection and building a portfolio

A portfolio will help you take stock of your new skills and be proud of your achievements.

  • Attend the portfolio workshop.
  • Your portfolio will include reflective pieces on your experiences, graduate attributes and other employment skills.

    Wellington Plus Programme

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

    Wellington Plus influenced me to get involved in both my community and university. The people I’ve worked with and the friendships I’ve made are experiences I will treasure for the rest of my life. In such a competitive job market, the Wellington Plus Award has reinvigorated my skill set and made me a more attractive candidate for potential employers.