Kā Akoraka Poto Short courses

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Whether you want to pursue a passion, improve your work skills or discover a new interest, our part time interest and hobby courses provide the perfect opportunity to fit learning into a busy lifestyle.

Adult reading, writing and maths

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Reading and Writing Skills for Adult Learners

Improve your reading, writing and spelling for employment or further study with this free daytime or evening course.

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$0.00

Computing

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Access Enhanced

Enhance your knowledge and build your skills in Microsoft Access 2016.

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$0.00

Access for Beginners

Develop your skills using Microsoft Access 2016.

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$0.00

Computing Basics

This Computing Basics course introduces you to your computer.

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$0.00

Digital Communications for Beginners

This course enables students to understand and use several different forms of digital communications.

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$0.00

Excel Enhanced

Enhance your knowledge and build your skills in Excel.

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$0.00

Excel for Beginners

Develop your skills using the spreadsheet application package Microsoft Excel 2013.

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$0.00

Keyboarding for Beginners

Learn how to use the keyboard correctly and develop your touch-typing technique.

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Photoshop for Beginners

Develop skills for working with Adobe Photoshop from both the design and production perspective.

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$0.00

PowerPoint for Beginners

Develop your skills in PowerPoint to plan, design, create and deliver a presentation.

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$0.00

Publisher for Beginners

Develop your skills using Microsoft Publisher 2016.

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$0.00

Web Design for Beginners

This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to create a web page using Microsoft Expression Web.

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$0.00

Word Enhanced

Enhance your knowledge and build your skills in Microsoft Word.

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$0.00

Word for Beginners

Develop your skills using the word processing application package Microsoft Word 2016.

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$0.00

Electrical

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Elec Serv Tech Cert Paper B Theory and Practical

Provided for Electrical Service Technician registration, this course includes theory, regulations and standards, and practical skill assessments.

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$1386.60

Electrical Service Technician

Provided for Electrical Service Technician registration, this course includes theory, regulations and standards plus practical skill assessments.

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$1391.00

EWRB Electrical Appliance Serviceperson

This short course will ensure you have the knowledge and practical skills required of an electrical appliance serviceperson.

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$1391.00

EWRB Electrical Inspectors Registration

At the completion of this course you will have passed the EWRB practical assessments, and be ready to sit the EWRB Electrical Inspectors written exam.

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$1913.00

EWRB Electrical Safety First Aid and CPR for Practicing

Refresh your knowledge in critical safety skills specific to the electrical industry.

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$145.00

EWRB Electrical Safety for Practicing

In this course you will learn about electrical safety.

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$89.00

Overseas Electrician Registration Assessment - Regulation

You will sit an assessment based on regulations which works towards the Overseas Electrician Registration.

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$440.00

Overseas Electrician Registration Assessment - Special Practical (Stage 3)

You will sit an assessment based on special practicals (Stage 3) which works towards the Overseas Electrician Registration.

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$1968.00

Overseas Electrician Registration Assessment - Theory

You will sit an assessment based on theory which works towards the Overseas Electrician Registration

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$167.60

Overseas Electrician Registration Assessment – Special Practical (Stage 1, 2 and 3)

This course is for candidates who require evidence of capability at Stages 1, 2 and 3.

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$2775.00

English for speakers of other languages

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English intensive

Study English to prepare for IELTS exams.

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$675.00

IELTS Preparation

Gain an understanding of, and practice in, the procedures and techniques involved in sitting the IELTS (Academic Module) examination.

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$84.00 - Domestic
TBC - International

Individual Learning Programme

Work towards improving your English skills in a way that suits you with this guided, individualised learning programme.

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$84.00 (domestic)
TBC (international)

Speak better English

This course is for intermediate level English language students. It aims to improve your English conversation skills as well as confidence and fluency.

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$84.00 (domestic)
TBC (international)

Food and hospitality

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Barista Essentials

This course will give you the technical skills required to operate a commercial espresso machine and produce espresso and espresso-based beverages.

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$421.00 (Domestic)
$700.00 (International)

Food Safety

Gain a practical insight of the importance of food safety in the hospitality industry.

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$190.00 (Domestic)
$236.00 (International)

Food Safety for Industry

Gain the practical skills and knowledge required to apply and integrate safe work practices in the workplace, and to provide safe food.

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$191.00

International Wines and Spirits – WSET

This short course will broaden your knowledge and give you an internationally recognised wine qualification.

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$749.00 (Domestic)
$861.00 (International)

Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ)

This seminar will provide you with the appropriate information to demonstrate knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 to maintain responsible drinking environments in licensed premises.

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$258.00 (Domestic)
$320.00 (International)

Furniture making

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Hobby Furniture Making

In this course you will learn to use woodworking machinery, hand tools and portable tools safely. Within the first six weeks of the course we will supply the timber to make a folding stool followed by a bedside table.

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$350.00

Lifeskills

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Assertive Communication and Confidence for Women

You'll learn the basic techniques of assertive communication (verbal and non-verbal) and have the opportunity to put those techniques into practice within a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.

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$68.00

Effective Anger Management for Women

This course is an opportunity to identify your anger signals and learn healthy ways to process your anger so you don't hurt yourself or others.

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$68.00

Helping you get that job

Give yourself the advantage in a competitive job market by learning the skills that will help your application stand out.

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$48.00

Look Ahead (First Steps)

This 20 hour course could be the first step in making changes towards the future you want.

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$76.00

New Outlook for Women

This course will provide you with new ideas, challenges and experiences in a supportive, interactive group setting.

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$114.00

Self Development for Women

This short course will help you clarify your ideas and learn to care for yourself more effectively.

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$68.00

Self Empowerment for Women

In this hands-on class you'll learn to rise to life's challenges and express yourself in a more free and creative way.

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$68.00

Self Esteem for Women

Do you want to develop a greater sense of self-worth and the ability to better nurture yourself? By taking part in this friendly, supportive and active group you can work towards these goals.

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$68.00

Updating Skills

Are you wishing to enter or return to the workforce, or undertake further study? If so, this course will give you the skills and confidence to do so.

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$226.00

Midwifery

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Integrated Short Course - Physiological Childbirth

Gain the theoretical knowledge relating to pregnancy, physiological birth and the postnatal period required to achieve the Competencies for Entry to the Register of Midwives by the Midwifery Council of New Zealand.

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$695.00

Preceptor Development - One Day Workshop for Registered Midwives

You are invited to attend a fun filled and informative education day run by Ara School of Midwifery, that meets the Midwifery Council of New Zealand’s requirement for working with midwifery students.

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$60

Māori language and culture

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Te Hoe 2 - (Beginners Maori Language Part 2)

This course extends on basic skills and knowledge of Te Reo and Tikanga Maori acquired in Te Hoe 1.

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$0.00 (Domestic)
$100.00 (International)

Te Papa Whakatipu - Elementary

On completion of this course students will be able to understand and respond to spoken Māori in a familiar environment.

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$0.00

Te Pihinga - Intermediate

Te Pihinga is an intermediate-level Te Reo Māori course which follows on from the beginner course, Te Kākano.

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$62.00

Panelbeating

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DIY Restoration Panelbeating (Panel Fabrication)

This panel fabrication course is the second level of the DIY restorative panel beating programme.

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$1127.00

Restoration Panelbeating

If you're a car or motorcycle enthusiast and you want to gain skills that will enable you to perform your own bodywork repairs, this course is for you.

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$1002.00

Pasifika language and culture

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Pasifika languages 1 - Gagana Sāmoa

This 10-hour short course will give you a solid foundation in the basics of Samoan language.

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$0.00

Pasifika languages 2 - Gagana Sāmoa

This intermediate level short course follows on from Gagana Samoa 1 and provides further skills in reading and speaking in Samoan.

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$0.00

Science

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Food Microbiology

Microbiology of food is fundamental to food quality and food safety.

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$865.00

Quality Assurance

This course uses the ISO 9001 framework to introduce philosophies and organisational techniques for establishing, maintaining and improving quality.

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$808.00

Sport Science, Wellness and Human Nutrition

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Fitness Assessment

Gain a theoretical and practical understanding of fitness assessments and learn how to interpret results.

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$865.00

Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science

Explore the role and history of science in sport and gain an understanding of the interaction between sport science, athletes and coaches.

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$865.00

Sport Psychology

Learn about the role that psychology plays in sports performance.

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$865.00

Wanaka Hauora

Investigate Maori health and Maori health perspectives including inequalities, services and initiatives.

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$750.00

Welding

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Intermediate Welding for Eight Weeks

This course is for those who want to develop and further their skills in advanced welding practice with test plates.

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$373.00

Introductory Welding for Five Weeks

This course is intended for absolute beginners or those who may have already done some basic welding, those who wish to learn basic Manual Metal Arc Welding (Arc), Gas Metal Arc Welding (Mig), and oxyacetylene welding.

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$294.00

Welding Certification Requirements

This is an exam day for those who wish to qualify to AS/NZS2980:2007 in the Manual Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, or Flux Core Arc Welding processes. Exam includes test plates as per requirement standards of AS/NZS2980:2007.

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$295.00

Upcoming Dates

October 08
Welding
October 08
Furniture making
October 23
Food and hospitality
$749.00 (Domestic)
$861.00 (International)
October 29
Lifeskills
Food and hospitality
$258.00 (Domestic)
$320.00 (International)
October 29
Lifeskills
October 30
Lifeskills