Experience Ara

Experience Ara at one of our Taster days, Master classes and Holiday workshops

Experience Ara is all about giving you a feel for tertiary-level study with hands-on taster days, holiday programmes and workshops in a wide range of subjects. Events are held throughout the school year and most are free. Depending on the activity, you might meet tutors and current students, use our industry-standard facilities to undertake tasks and challenges, or just have a great time learning about a subject you’re really interested in.

Check out what’s happening this year:

Get a feel for tertiary-level study with hands-on junior and Senior Tasters, information sessions, and holiday workshops or earn some extra credits with our assessed STAR courses in a wide range of subjects.

We offer tours at each of our five campuses, by arrangement. Book a tour today using our online request form.

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Basic MIG Welding

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Senior taster
  • Location: Christchurch; Timaru

Beauty Therapy Essentials

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Cost: $400 (ex GST)
  • Type: STAR courses; Holiday workshop
  • Location: Christchurch; Timaru; Oamaru; Ashburton

Beauty Therapy Taster

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Senior taster
  • Location: Christchurch; Timaru

Broadcasting Information Session & Tour

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Holiday workshop; Information and preparation
  • Location: Christchurch

Builder and Joiner for a day

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Senior taster
  • Location: Christchurch; Timaru

Business Escape Room

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Junior taster
  • Location: Christchurch; Timaru

CAD Architectural Drawing 2

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Cost: $295
  • Type: STAR courses
  • Location: Christchurch

CAD Architectural Drawing 3

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Cost: $295
  • Type: STAR courses
  • Location: Christchurch

CAD Product Design 2

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Cost: $295
  • Type: STAR courses
  • Location: Christchurch

CAD Product Design 3

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Cost: $295
  • Type: STAR courses
  • Location: Christchurch

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