Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to our most frequently asked questions

Check the ‘Who can enrol’ section under each separate course to see if you meet the criteria.
Absolutely, pop in or call to arrange a visit to the centre.
Don’t worry, it can be difficult to know for certain which course would be best for you. Contact us and we can discuss the options with you.
Give us a call to arrange a time to come in for an informal interview. You will meet some of the staff, fill in an enrolment form and arrange a date for you to attend a Taster session. You will need to bring your documents to verify your identity. If you are wishing to attend our Employment Preparation Programme (Contact Centre), you will need to contact Work and Income and ask to be referred.
By bringing in an original or certified copy of one the following:
- Your NZ birth certificate
- Your NZ passport
- A NZ certificate of citizenship
- An overseas passport with residency visa
Don’t worry, come in to complete an enrolment form and we can check your education records to see if they have been verified previously.
Courses start throughout the year, so you won’t have long to wait. Your start date will be discussed with you on completion of your Taster session, or in some cases at interview.
Most of our courses are FREE. Please take a look at all of the courses we have on offer for more details. If you are studying one of our qualification based courses, you may be eligible for student allowance. Student Allowance is a weekly payment to help with your living expenses while you study; you don’t have to pay back It is available to NZ Citizens and Permanent Residents and is means tested if you are under 24 years of age. Eligibility depends on a number of factors including your income and that of your parents. Check out the Studylink website for more details.
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