Upcoming events

2019

September 2019

23 Close View Introduction to Animal Science
When
Start/End 23rd Sep 2019 9:00am-12:30pm Duration 3 hours and 30 minutes  Location City campus
Pricing

Free

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Find out what it takes to work with animals or as a vet nurse, tour our facilities and meet some of our furry friends.

This is an Experience Ara offering.At Experience Ara you will 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. To see our full range of offerings or to register for a place, visit Experience Ara.

 
For more information

Email: engagement@ara.ac.nz

Phone: 03 940 8586

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25 Close View Business Escape Room
When
Start/End 25th Sep 2019 9:00am-12:00pm Duration 3 hours  Location Christchurch - City campus
Pricing

Free

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Work as a team to problem solve your way out of a tricky business situation… the clock is ticking! Students develop their thinking around business strategies and teamwork in an office environment and find out about business-related career options.

This offering is for year 9 and 10 students only.

This is an Experience Ara offering. At Experience Ara you'll 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. To see our full range of offerings or to register for a place, visit Experience Ara.

 
For more information

Email: engagement@ara.ac.nz

Phone: 03 940 8586

See the full event page
25 Close View Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning Information Evening
When
Start/End 25th Sep 2019 5:30pm-6:30pm Duration 1 hour  Location Room G103, City Campus, Madras Street, Christchurch
Pricing

Free

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If you’ve got extensive work experience but no qualification, the Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning at Ara may be able to help you get the recognition you deserve for your skills and expertise. Through CAPL, your experience could translate into part or all of a career-enhancing qualification.

Come and find out about the CAPL process which is available in a wide variety of vocational areas and can lead to a certificate, diploma or degree.
Hear past CAPL students speak about their experiences.

 
For more information

For more info contact Neil on 03 940 8200 or Neil.Marwick@ara.ac.nz

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26 Close View Builder and Joiner for a day
When
Start/End 26th Sep 2019 9:00am-3:00pm Duration 6 hours  Location Timaru campus
Pricing

Free

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Try a range of hands-on experiences in the construction industry and see if being a builder or Joiner is the right career for you.

This offering is for year 11-13 students only.

This is an Experience Ara offering.At Experience Ara you will 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. To see our full range of offerings or to register for a place, visit Experience Ara.

 
For more information

Email: engagement@ara.ac.nz

Phone: 03 940 8586

See the full event page
26 Close View Fish n Chips n Science
When
Start/End 26th Sep 2019 9:00am-12:00pm Duration 3 hours  Location Christchurch - City campus
Pricing

Free

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Ever wondered how much fat is in your fish n chips? Analyse different foods and learn how businesses use these techniques to create their products and what career options exist in this area.

This offering is for year 9 and 10 students only.

This is an Experience Ara offering. At Experience Ara you'll 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. To see our full range of offerings or to register for a place, visit Experience Ara.

 
For more information

Email: engagement@ara.ac.nz

Phone: 03 940 8586

See the full event page
26 Close View Junior Design Taster
When
Start/End 26th Sep 2019 9:00am-3:00pm Duration 6 hours  Location Timaru campus
Pricing

Free

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Participate in hands-on design activities and see what happens in our classes on visual communication, photography, motion design, and animation.

This offering is for year 9 and 10 students only.

This is an Experience Ara offering. At Experience Ara you'll 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. To see our full range of offerings or to register for a place, visit Experience Ara.

 
For more information

Email: engagement@ara.ac.nz

Phone: 03 940 8586

See the full event page
27 Close View Builder and Joiner for a day
When
Start/End 27th Sep 2019 9:00am-3:00pm Duration 6 hours  Location Woolston campus
Pricing

Free

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Try a range of hands-on experiences in the construction industry and see if being a builder or Joiner is the right career for you.

This offering is for year 11-13 students only.

This is an Experience Ara offering.At Experience Ara you will 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. To see our full range of offerings or to register for a place, visit Experience Ara.

 
For more information

Email: engagement@ara.ac.nz

Phone: 03 940 8586

See the full event page

October 2019

01 Close View Essential Skills for Tourism & Hospitality
When
Start/End 1st Oct 2019 9:00am-4:00pm Duration 7 hours  Location Timaru Campus
Pricing

$ 280

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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.

Please note this event runs for 4 days, from October 1 – October 4.

This is an Experience Ara offering. At Experience Ara you will 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. To see our full range of offerings or to register for a place, visit Experience Ara.

 
For more information

Email: engagement@ara.ac.nz

Phone: 03 940 8586

See the full event page
01 Close View Let’s Get Cooking Pasifika
When
Start/End 1st Oct 2019 9:00am-1:00pm Duration 4 hours  Location City campus
Pricing

Free

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Discover the career opportunities in the food and hospitality sector with this hands-on event for Pasifika teenagers and their parents. Includes team cooking activities and a shared lunch. All friends and fanau welcome to join in for lunch.

  • Class - 9am – 1pm
  • Lunch - 12pm – 1pm, all participants welcome

This is an Experience Ara offering. At Experience Ara you will 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. To see our full range of offerings or to register for a place, visit Experience Ara.

 
For more information

Email: engagement@ara.ac.nz

Phone: 03 940 8586

See the full event page
01 Close View Mission to Antarctica
When
Start/End 1st Oct 2019 9:00am-3:00pm Duration 6 hours  Location Christchurch - City campus
Pricing

$50 (Hardship grants available)

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Design and create solutions to the challenges humans face from Antarctica’s extremely cold conditions and develop environmental monitoring skills using science and engineering techniques.

Please note this event runs for 2 days, on October 1 and October 2.

This is an Experience Ara offering. At Experience Ara you'll 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. To see our full range of offerings or to register for a place, visit Experience Ara.

 
For more information

Email: engagement@ara.ac.nz

Phone: 03 940 8586

See the full event page
03 Close View Let’s Get Cooking Māori
When
Start/End 3rd Oct 2019 9:00am-1:00pm Duration 4 hours  Location City campus
Pricing

Free

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Discover the career opportunities in the food and hospitality sector with this hands-on event for Māori teenagers and their parents. Includes team cooking activities and a shared lunch. All friends and whānau welcome to join in for lunch.

  • Class - 9am – 1pm
  • Lunch - 12pm – 1pm, all participants welcome

This is an Experience Ara offering. At Experience Ara you will 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. To see our full range of offerings or to register for a place, visit Experience Ara.

 
For more information

Email: engagement@ara.ac.nz

Phone: 03 940 8586

See the full event page
03 Close View New Zealand Applied Business Education Conference
When
Start/End 3rd Oct 2019 - 3rd Oct 2019 Duration 8 hours 
Pricing
  • Early bird registration (until 2 Sept):
    $35 ITP | $200 non-ITP
  • Late registrations:
    $60 ITP | $300 non-ITP
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Ara’s Department of Enterprise and Digital Innovation is proud to host the 2019 New Zealand Applied Business Conference. This is a great opportunity to get together with colleagues from across the sector to learn from each other and share best practice in teaching, learning and innovation.

The theme this year is “Business education in a world of changing skills demand”.

Across this two-day conference we’ll hear from a range of inspirational speakers and explore topics including technology and business education in the classroom, assessment methodology, applied business research, moderation practice, work-integrated learning and more.

 
For more information
See the full event page
04 Close View New Zealand Applied Business Education Conference
When
Start/End 4th Oct 2019 - 4th Oct 2019 Duration 8 hours 
Pricing
  • Early bird registration (until 2 Sept):
    $35 ITP | $200 non-ITP
  • Late registrations:
    $60 ITP | $300 non-ITP
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Ara’s Department of Enterprise and Digital Innovation is proud to host the 2019 New Zealand Applied Business Conference. This is a great opportunity to get together with colleagues from across the sector to learn from each other and share best practice in teaching, learning and innovation.

The theme this year is “Business education in a world of changing skills demand”.

Across this two-day conference we’ll hear from a range of inspirational speakers and explore topics including technology and business education in the classroom, assessment methodology, applied business research, moderation practice, work-integrated learning and more.

 
For more information
See the full event page
08 Close View Let’s Get Cooking Māori & Pasifika
When
Start/End 8th Oct 2019 9:00am-1:00pm Duration 4 hours  Location Timaru Campus
Pricing

Free

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Discover the career opportunities in the food and hospitality sector with this hands-on event for Pasifika and Maori teenagers and their parents. Includes team cooking activities and a shared lunch. All friends and family welcome to join in for lunch.

  • Class - 9am – 1pm
  • Lunch - 12pm – 1pm, all participants welcome

This is an Experience Ara offering.At Experience Ara you will 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. To see our full range of offerings or to register for a place, visit Experience Ara.

 
For more information

Email: engagement@ara.ac.nz

Phone: 03 940 8586

See the full event page
09 Close View Re: Structure Portfolio Workshop
When
Start/End 9th Oct 2019 9:00am-12:00pm Duration 3 hours  Location Christchurch - City campus
Pricing

Free

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Get tips from our tutors and current students about what makes a successful architectural design portfolio and get advice on how to best showcase your work.

This is an Experience Ara offering. At Experience Ara you'll 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. To see our full range of offerings or to register for a place, visit Experience Ara.

 
For more information

Email: engagement@ara.ac.nz

Phone: 03 940 8586

See the full event page
09 Close View Creative Design Portfolio Workshop
When
Start/End 9th Oct 2019 10:00am-1:00pm Duration 3 hours  Location Christchurch - City campus
Pricing

Free

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Spend time with our tutors as they show you exactly what it takes to put together an impressive design portfolio. See past examples of great portfolios and get tips on how best to show off your talents.

This offering is for year 13 students only.

This is an Experience Ara offering. At Experience Ara you'll 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. To see our full range of offerings or to register for a place, visit Experience Ara.

 
For more information

Email: engagement@ara.ac.nz

Phone: 03 940 8586

See the full event page
15 Close View Barista Online
When
Start/End 15th Oct 2019 9:00am-3:30pm Duration 6 hours and 30 minutes  Location Christchurch - City campus
Pricing

$420 (ex GST)

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Become competent in the operation of a commercial espresso machine and earn Level 2 and 3 credits with Barista Online.

Learn how to produce a range of beverages to give you experience in the hospitality industries and/or prepare you for work.  

This course has approximately 20 hours of online learning prior to course commencement.

This offering is for year 11-13 students only.

Credits for Barista Online:

  • Level 2 – 4 credits
  • Level 3 – 8 credits

Please note this event runs for 3 days, Tuesday October 15, Wednesday October 16, Thursday October 17.

This is an Experience Ara offering. At Experience Ara you will 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. To see our full range of offerings or to register for a place, visit Experience Ara.

 
For more information

Email: engagement@ara.ac.nz

Phone: 03 940 8586

See the full event page
16 Close View Work Skills - Preparing for Independence
When
Start/End 16th Oct 2019 9:00am-12:00pm Duration 3 hours  Location City campus
Pricing

$485

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Learn how to describe good health and personal hygiene habits, identify responsibilities leading to greater independence and identify your next steps after leaving this course. This includes making healthy choices, personal hygiene and presentation, making requests, asking for help, expressing wants and needs, future study options etc. Specifically for students with intellectual or learning disabilities to support a successful transition from secondary school to tertiary education. Students can do all four terms or each term individually.

Please note this event runs from October 16 – December 12, Duration: Wednesday and Thursday mornings

This is an Experience Ara offering.At Experience Ara you will 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. To see our full range of offerings or to register for a place, visit Experience Ara.

 
For more information

Email: engagement@ara.ac.nz

Phone: 03 940 8586

See the full event page
17 Close View Junior Art Taster
When
Start/End 17th Oct 2019 9:00am-3:00pm Duration 6 hours  Location Oamaru campus
Pricing

Free

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Spend a day in our art classes in Oamaru, participating in hands-on sessions. Come along and explore your creativity with drawing, acrylic painting or relief printmaking, and receive guidance and careers information from our experienced art tutors.

This offering is for year 9 and 10 students only.

This is an Experience Ara offering. At Experience Ara you'll 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. To see our full range of offerings or to register for a place, visit Experience Ara.

 
For more information

Email: engagement@ara.ac.nz

Phone: 03 940 8586

See the full event page
24 Close View Junior Art Taster
When
Start/End 24th Oct 2019 9:00am-3:00pm Duration 6 hours  Location Ashburton campus
Pricing

Free

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Spend a day in our art classes in Ashburton, participating in hands-on sessions. Come along and explore your creativity with drawing, acrylic painting or relief printmaking, and receive guidance and careers information from our experienced art tutors.

This offering is for year 19 and 10 students only.

This is an Experience Ara offering. At Experience Ara you'll 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. To see our full range of offerings or to register for a place, visit Experience Ara.

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For more information

Email: engagement@ara.ac.nz

Phone: 03 940 8586

See the full event page

November 2019

01 Close View NASDA Presents Curtains
When
Start/End 1st Nov 2019 7:30pm-9:30pm Duration 2 hours  Location NASDA Theatre, Ara Madras Street campus
Pricing

$32 or $22 student/child/senior

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This hilarious show - full of catchy tunes, delightful characters and plot twists galore – will have you laughing and guessing to the final curtain.

Book now at Eventbrite

 
For more information
See the full event page
02 Close View NASDA Presents Curtains
When
Start/End 2nd Nov 2019 7:30pm-9:30pm Duration 2 hours  Location NASDA Theatre, Ara Madras Street campus
Pricing

$32 or $22 student/child/senior

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This hilarious show - full of catchy tunes, delightful characters and plot twists galore – will have you laughing and guessing to the final curtain.

Book now at Eventbrite

 
For more information
See the full event page
04 Close View NASDA Presents Curtains
When
Start/End 4th Nov 2019 6:00pm-8:00pm Duration 2 hours  Location NASDA Theatre, Ara Madras Street campus
Pricing

$32 or $22 student/child/senior

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This hilarious show - full of catchy tunes, delightful characters and plot twists galore – will have you laughing and guessing to the final curtain.

Book now at Eventbrite

 
For more information
See the full event page
05 Close View NASDA Presents Curtains
When
Start/End 5th Nov 2019 7:30pm-9:30pm Duration 2 hours  Location NASDA Theatre, Ara Madras Street campus
Pricing

$32 or $22 student/child/senior

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This hilarious show - full of catchy tunes, delightful characters and plot twists galore – will have you laughing and guessing to the final curtain.

Book now at Eventbrite

 
For more information
See the full event page
06 Close View NASDA Presents Curtains
When
Start/End 6th Nov 2019 7:30pm-9:30pm Duration 2 hours  Location NASDA Theatre, Ara Madras Street campus
Pricing

$32 or $22 student/child/senior

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This hilarious show - full of catchy tunes, delightful characters and plot twists galore – will have you laughing and guessing to the final curtain.

Book now at Eventbrite

 
For more information
See the full event page
07 Close View NASDA Presents Curtains
When
Start/End 7th Nov 2019 6:00pm-8:00pm Duration 2 hours  Location NASDA Theatre, Ara Madras Street campus
Pricing

$32 or $22 student/child/senior

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This hilarious show - full of catchy tunes, delightful characters and plot twists galore – will have you laughing and guessing to the final curtain.

Book now at Eventbrite

 
For more information
See the full event page
08 Close View NASDA Presents Curtains
When
Start/End 8th Nov 2019 7:30pm-9:30pm Duration 2 hours  Location NASDA Theatre, Ara Madras Street campus
Pricing

$32 or $22 student/child/senior

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This hilarious show - full of catchy tunes, delightful characters and plot twists galore – will have you laughing and guessing to the final curtain.

Book now at Eventbrite

 
For more information
See the full event page
09 Close View NASDA Presents Curtains
When
Start/End 9th Nov 2019 7:30pm-9:30pm Duration 2 hours  Location NASDA Theatre, Ara Madras Street campus
Pricing

$32 or $22 student/child/senior

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This hilarious show - full of catchy tunes, delightful characters and plot twists galore – will have you laughing and guessing to the final curtain.

Book now at Eventbrite

 
For more information
See the full event page
18 Close View Create your Own Web Page
When
Start/End 18th Nov 2019 1:00pm-4:00pm Duration 3 hours  Location Christchurch - City campus
Pricing

Free

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Get some expert advice on how create your own web page and get creative with HTML! Expand your knowledge of IT and find out about careers paths in this ever-changing field.

This is an Experience Ara offering. At Experience Ara you'll 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. To see our full range of offerings or to register for a place, visit Experience Ara.

 
For more information

Email: engagement@ara.ac.nz

Phone: 03 940 8586

See the full event page
27 Close View Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning Information Evening
When
Start/End 27th Nov 2019 5:30pm-6:30pm Duration 1 hour  Location Room G103, City Campus, Madras Street, Christchurch
Pricing

Free

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If you’ve got extensive work experience but no qualification, the Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning at Ara may be able to help you get the recognition you deserve for your skills and expertise. Through CAPL, your experience could translate into part or all of a career-enhancing qualification.

Come and find out about the CAPL process which is available in a wide variety of vocational areas and can lead to a certificate, diploma or degree.
Hear past CAPL students speak about their experiences.

 
For more information

For more info contact Neil on 03 940 8200 or Neil.Marwick@ara.ac.nz

See the full event page

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