Posts Categorized: Course

Experience Ara – Term 4!

Here’s what’s happening in the holidays!
C i t y  C a m p u s :

NZBS On Air Workshop

July 8 – 11 
Get hands-on experience at the New Zealand Broadcasting School and give yourself a head start when applying to study with us. This offering is for Year 12-13 students only.
Holiday Workshop

Introduction to Patternmaking
July 8 – 12
You will learn how to make pattern blocks for clothing using drafting and measuring equipment. This offering is for Year 11-13 students.
STAR Course
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Barista Online
This course has approximately 20 hours of online learning prior to course commencement. Barista Online is a combination of Level 2 and Level 3 credits for Year 11-13 students. Please specify Barista Online July OR August on your registration.
Term 2 holidays, July 8 – 10
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm each day
Cost: $420
Term 3, August 12 – 27
Time: 5.30pm – 8.30pm (Monday & Tuesday evenings)
Cost: $420
STAR Course
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July 16
Discover the science behind nutrition and peak sports performance. Held at The Zone, a purpose-designed facility with world-class high performance sport analysis equipment. Lunch and morning tea are provided. For Year 11-13 students only.
Holiday Workshop

Science and our Environment
July 16
Find out all about study and career options in science while checking out our facilities, then test aspects of our environment using professional laboratory techniques and equipment. For Year 9-13.

Holiday Workshop

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T i m a r u  C a m p u s :

Photoshop for Photography
June 20 & July 11 
Enhance and manipulate photos you’ve taken using Photoshop. This free, hands-on day is a great way to find out what’s possible with software and where it can take you in the industry. This offering is for Year 11-13 students only.
Holiday Workshop

Intro to JavaScript
July 15 
Extend your knowledge of IT and find out about career pathways. Learn about being a front-end developer in this introduction to JavaScript using woof.js – the next step from using Scratch. This offering is for Year 11-13 students only.
Holiday Workshop
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C i t y  &  T i m a r u  C a m p u s e s :

Hairdressing Essentials
July 8 – 11 (City & Timaru)
Try out popular hairdressing techniques, meet our expert tutors and experience our modern facilities. This course can help you decide whether hairdressing is the career for you. This offering is for year 11-13 students only.
STAR Course 

Beauty Therapy Essentials
July 8 – 11 (City & Timaru)
Learn how to perform facials, tinting, manicures, pedicures and basic beauty massage. Pick up some great skills and find out if beauty therapy is the career for you.  This offering is for year 11-13 students only.
STAR Course 
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Essential Skills for Tourism and Hospitality
July 8 – 11 (City)
October 1 – 4 (Timaru)

Gain an understanding of the essential skills needed to work in the local tourism and hospitality sector, talk to our expert tutors and explore our modern facilities.  This offering is for year 11-13 students only.

STAR Course 
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Let’s Get Cooking!
Discover the career opportunities in the food and hospitality sector with these hands-on events for Māori and Pasifika teenagers and their parents. Includes team cooking activities and a shared lunch. All friends and whānau welcome to join in for lunch.

Pasifika: July 09 – Register HERE!
Māori:     July 11 – Register HERE!

Māori & Pasifika: July 16 – Register HERE!

Holiday Workshop

First Aid Course- July School Holidays

NCEA Credited Comprehensive First Aid Course being run in the July (8th & 9th) school holidays. Max of 20 spaces available. To secure your place get a permission slip from the Careers Centre.

ITC Short Courses

ITC are offering some short courses in Christchurch during the July School Holidays and some further dates in July and August.

Check out our website for more details –  ITC Schools.

Need some help getting your Learner’s Licence?

Need some help studying to get your Learners License?

Youthtown is running a Learners Licence Programme that is a 6-week course that will help young people 16 years and over get their Learners Driving Licence.

The course comprises of 4 weeks of interactive teaching from the NZTA Road Code, followed by bringing students into their local AA for booking and testing in weeks 5 & 6. The cost of the programme is $150.00.

We run our public courses out of libraries and other public spaces.  The next available courses are 14/05 – 18/06 @ Eastgate Mall and 20/05 – 24/06 @ Bishopdale Library.

The requirements to join the course are that the student is 16 years or over, and will be required to provide certain official documents of identification for them to be able to book in for their test. The NZTA are very specific on the forms of ID’s that are accepted, so make sure you jump on the NZTA website and know what they require.

You can find the courses and more information on our website:

Comprehensive First Aid Course – April School Holidays

We have organised a Comprehensive First Aid course, with NCEA credits attached, to be run in the April school holidays.  The cost of this course is $99.  To register your interest to attend this course please collect a permission slip from the Careers Centre – signed slips and payment are due by the 8th of April.

Comprehensive First Aid Refresher

If you completed a Comprehensive First Aid Certificate two years ago, you will need to do a one day refresher course in order to keep your qualification.

If you are interested in keeping your qualification up to date, the Red Cross will be running the one day refresher course at Cashmere High School on the 4th of December. The cost of this course will be $69.00 and must be paid in full by the 19th of November 2018. You must also return the attached permission slip to the Careers Center. (If you can’t print it, a hard copy can also be picked up from the desk in the Careers Center)

Refresher First Aid Permission Slip Letter – December

Please Note : In order for the course to go ahead there must be a minimum of 10 students registered and paid for by the 19th of November 2018. If we do not meet the minimum number then registered students will be refunded.