New programmes for 2016 in South Canterbury

New programmes for 2016 in South Canterbury

The newly combined CPIT Aoraki vocational training institute will offer new programmes at a regional level in 2016.

South Canterbury students can now apply for additional business management, IT and primary production management programmes, which will be offered at South Canterbury campuses.

Known as CPIT Aoraki until a new name is announced next year, the combined institute will draw on the strengths and experience of both institutes to provide accessible vocational training across the Canterbury region, Chief Executive Kay Giles says.

"We want to be clear that the new organisation will extend the provision of vocational training across Canterbury and ensure that vocational training is sustainable and relevant to the region.

"Individual programme delivery will always be influenced by learner uptake, industry relevance and nationally recognised qualifications being released from the NZQA review of qualifications across the sector, however we are off to a very good start with new programmes on offer."

New programmes include Bachelor of Applied Management/Graduate Diplomas Level 7; New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Advanced User) L4; New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) L3; New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials L4; and New Zealand Certificate in Primary Production Management Level 5.

In addition to new programmes, CPIT Aoraki has increased the number of youth pathway places for regional Canterbury giving more 15 to 19 year-olds the chance to start training now for their careers. 

Dual enrolment programmes Secondary Tertiary Partnership funding (STP) will offer 13 Equivalent Full Time Students (EFTS) or 65 student places and Canterbury Tertiary College will offer an additional 10 student places for the Aoraki region in 2016. In Youth Guarantee there are an additional 50 EFTS or up to 100 places across the CPIT Aoraki region, which is potentially an additional 10 EFTS or 20 places in the Aoraki region.

According to the mission statement, the new organisation seeks "to be an exciting, relevant, contemporary, vibrant and viable contributor to individual and community prosperity throughout Canterbury by improving access, range of programmes and services and by becoming a destination for national and international students".