Upcoming events

2019

August 2019

13 Close View Year 10 Junior Taster
When
Start/End 13th Aug 2019 9:00am-12:30pm Duration 3 hours and 30 minutes  Location Woolston campus
Pricing

Free

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Check out the wide range of trades careers available, as you work in teams to complete an interactive project. Bring together elements of engineering and construction skills to compete against other teams.

This offering is for year 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

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20 Close View Nursing Information Session
When
Start/End 20th Aug 2019 5:30pm-6:15pm Duration 45 minutes  Location Timaru Campus - 32 Arthur Street, Timaru
Pricing

Free

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Find out about our nursing qualifications and discover why Ara is considered one of the best places in New Zealand to study nursing.

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 2019.

 
For more information

Email: engagement@ara.ac.nz

Phone: 03 940 8586

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20 Close View Pre-Health Study Preparation Information Session
When
Start/End 20th Aug 2019 6:15pm-6:45pm Duration 30 minutes  Location Timaru Campus - 32 Arthur Street, Timaru
Pricing

Free

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If you’d like a career in the health sector, but you don’t meet the entry requirements for a diploma or degree programme, come along to our Pre-health Information Session to learn about our Certificate in Study and Career Preparation. This qualification is designed to equip you with the academic skills and confidence needed for higher-level study in subjects like nursing, midwifery and medical imaging.

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

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20 Close View LIVE Facebook! Broadcast
When
Start/End 20th Aug 2019 7:30pm-8:30pm Duration 1 hour  Location Christchurch - City campus
Pricing

Free

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Participate in a live Facebook broadcast from the New Zealand Broadcasting School studio, where you can meet tutors, current students, and ask questions. Watch live on facebook.com/nzbroadcastingschool.

This offering is for year 12 and 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
20 Close View NASDA presents: 42nd Street
When
Start/End 20th Aug 2019 7:30pm-9:30pm Duration 2 hours  Location NASDA Theatre, Ara City campus, Madras Street
Pricing

Tickets are $27 or $17 student/child/senior.
Book today at Eventbrite.

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Show business dreams are made of this!

Broadway, 1933. Peggy Sawyer has just arrived in New York from small town Pennsylvania with her tap shoes and big dreams for career on stage. Late for her audition for a new musical extravaganza, she gets a lucky break thanks to the show’s romantic lead and makes it into the chorus line. But it’s far from plain sailing, with a leading lady who takes an instant dislike to the new girl, a jealous sugar daddy, a stressed director and the threat of the show being cancelled before it even opens. Can Peggy save the day?

Packed with show-stopping ensemble dance numbers and iconic tunes like We’re in the Money and Lullaby of Broadway, 42nd Street is one of musical theatre’s most classic and beloved tales.

 
For more information

Phone 0800 24 24 76

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21 Close View Basic Knife Skills and Food Safety
When
Start/End 21st Aug 2019 8:00am-3:00pm Duration 7 hours  Location Timaru campus
Pricing

$175

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Become skilled in an essential area of any commercial kitchen environment. This course will prepare you to be able to work in a kitchen or food business and provides compliance for most food service premises for safe food practices.

Please note this event runs for 2 days, on Wednesday August 21 and Wednesday August 28.

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
21 Close View Art & Design for a Day
When
Start/End 21st Aug 2019 9:00am-2:00pm Duration 5 hours  Location City campus
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Participate in hands-on activities and see what happens in our classes in two subjects of your choice. Select from art, visual communication, photography, motion design or fashion.

Note: After registration, please send an email with your name and event date to engagement@ara.ac.nz clarifying which two subjects you have selected from the above options.

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
21 Close View Food Safety
When
Start/End 21st Aug 2019 9:00am-3:00pm Duration 6 hours  Location Timaru Campus
Pricing

$195

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Gain the practical skills and knowledge required to prepare food safely in a commercial kitchen environment. This course covers all basic skills and etiquettes when cooking and handling different types of food, and provides compliance for most food service premises.

This offering is for year 11-13 students only.

Please note this event runs for 2 days on August 21 and August 28.

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
21 Close View Research Week 2019 - Lunchtime research presentations
When
Start/End 21st Aug 2019 12:10pm-1:00pm Duration 50 minutes  Location Imagitech, City Campus, Christchurch
Pricing

Free

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A collection of brief lunchtime presentations (around six minutes each) on a diverse range of research undertaken recently by academic staff at Ara. Come along, bring your lunch and feel free to arrive and depart when you wish.

 
For more information
See the full event page
21 Close View NASDA Presents: 42nd Street
When
Start/End 21st Aug 2019 7:30pm-9:30pm Duration 2 hours  Location NASDA Theatre, Ara City campus, Madras Street
Pricing

Tickets are $27 or $17 student/child/senior.
Book today at Eventbrite.

Share

Show business dreams are made of this!

Broadway, 1933. Peggy Sawyer has just arrived in New York from small town Pennsylvania with her tap shoes and big dreams for career on stage. Late for her audition for a new musical extravaganza, she gets a lucky break thanks to the show’s romantic lead and makes it into the chorus line. But it’s far from plain sailing, with a leading lady who takes an instant dislike to the new girl, a jealous sugar daddy, a stressed director and the threat of the show being cancelled before it even opens. Can Peggy save the day?

Packed with show-stopping ensemble dance numbers and iconic tunes like We’re in the Money and Lullaby of Broadway, 42nd Street is one of musical theatre’s most classic and beloved tales.

 
For more information

Phone 0800 24 24 76

See the full event page
22 Close View Research Week 2019 - Lunchtime research presentations
When
Start/End 22nd Aug 2019 12:10pm-1:00pm Duration 50 minutes  Location L202, City Campus, Christchurch
Pricing

Free

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A collection of brief lunchtime presentations (around six minutes each) on a diverse range of research undertaken recently by academic staff at Ara. Come along, bring your lunch and feel free to arrive and depart when you wish.

 
For more information
See the full event page
22 Close View Māori Science & Maths
When
Start/End 22nd Aug 2019 4:00pm-6:00pm Duration 2 hours  Location Christchurch - City campus
Pricing

Free

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These free, weekly tuition sessions are open to Māori students wanting expert mentoring to help them achieve NCEA in physics and algebra in Year 11-13 and who have a special interest in engineering related careers. Students will benefit from the specialist equipment and software available in our Engineering department and will be able to relate their work and projects to real-world situations. Students do not have to attend all sessions.

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
22 Close View NASDA Presents: 42nd Street
When
Start/End 22nd Aug 2019 7:30pm-9:30pm Duration 2 hours  Location NASDA Theatre, Ara City campus, Madras Street
Pricing

Tickets are $27 or $17 student/child/senior.
Book today at Eventbrite.

Share

Show business dreams are made of this!

Broadway, 1933. Peggy Sawyer has just arrived in New York from small town Pennsylvania with her tap shoes and big dreams for career on stage. Late for her audition for a new musical extravaganza, she gets a lucky break thanks to the show’s romantic lead and makes it into the chorus line. But it’s far from plain sailing, with a leading lady who takes an instant dislike to the new girl, a jealous sugar daddy, a stressed director and the threat of the show being cancelled before it even opens. Can Peggy save the day?

Packed with show-stopping ensemble dance numbers and iconic tunes like We’re in the Money and Lullaby of Broadway, 42nd Street is one of musical theatre’s most classic and beloved tales.

 
For more information

Phone 0800 24 24 76

See the full event page
23 Close View Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
When
Start/End 23rd Aug 2019 9:00am-3:00pm Duration 6 hours  Location Timaru campus
Pricing

$285 (ex GST)

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Engage in a range of practical activities aimed at enabling you to demonstrate knowledge of and apply safe work practises in an engineering workshop environment.

This offering is for year 11-13 students only.

Please note this event runs for 3 days, on August 23 and 30, and September 6.

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
23 Close View Introduction to Nutrition and Health Promotion
When
Start/End 23rd Aug 2019 9:00am-3:00pm Duration 6 hours  Location City campus
Pricing

Free

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Discover the science behind healthy nutrition, healthier lifestyles and how science is applied when working with the general population and athletes.

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
23 Close View Introduction to Welding
When
Start/End 23rd Aug 2019 9:00am-3:00pm Duration 6 hours  Location Woolston campus
Pricing

$285 (ex GST)

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Engage in a range of hands-on activities in a welding workshop and get introduced to aspects of this trade to help you decide on possible career and study options.

This offering is for year 11-13 students only.

Please note this event runs for 3 days, on August 23 and 30, and September 6.

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
23 Close View Research Week 2019 - Lunchtime research presentations
When
Start/End 23rd Aug 2019 12:10pm-1:00pm Duration 50 minutes  Location L202, City Campus, Christchurch
Pricing

Free

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A collection of brief lunchtime presentations (around six minutes each) on a diverse range of research undertaken recently by academic staff at Ara. Come along, bring your lunch and feel free to arrive and depart when you wish.

 
For more information
See the full event page
23 Close View NASDA Presents: 42nd Street
When
Start/End 23rd Aug 2019 7:30pm-9:30pm Duration 2 hours  Location NASDA Theatre, Ara City campus, Madras Street
Pricing

Tickets are $27 or $17 student/child/senior.
Book today at Eventbrite.

Share

Show business dreams are made of this!

Broadway, 1933. Peggy Sawyer has just arrived in New York from small town Pennsylvania with her tap shoes and big dreams for career on stage. Late for her audition for a new musical extravaganza, she gets a lucky break thanks to the show’s romantic lead and makes it into the chorus line. But it’s far from plain sailing, with a leading lady who takes an instant dislike to the new girl, a jealous sugar daddy, a stressed director and the threat of the show being cancelled before it even opens. Can Peggy save the day?

Packed with show-stopping ensemble dance numbers and iconic tunes like We’re in the Money and Lullaby of Broadway, 42nd Street is one of musical theatre’s most classic and beloved tales.

 
For more information

Phone 0800 24 24 76

See the full event page
24 Close View NASDA Presents: 42nd Street
When
Start/End 24th Aug 2019 7:30pm-9:30pm Duration 2 hours  Location NASDA Theatre, Ara City campus, Madras Street
Pricing

Tickets are $27 or $17 student/child/senior.
Book today at Eventbrite.

Share

Show business dreams are made of this!

Broadway, 1933. Peggy Sawyer has just arrived in New York from small town Pennsylvania with her tap shoes and big dreams for career on stage. Late for her audition for a new musical extravaganza, she gets a lucky break thanks to the show’s romantic lead and makes it into the chorus line. But it’s far from plain sailing, with a leading lady who takes an instant dislike to the new girl, a jealous sugar daddy, a stressed director and the threat of the show being cancelled before it even opens. Can Peggy save the day?

Packed with show-stopping ensemble dance numbers and iconic tunes like We’re in the Money and Lullaby of Broadway, 42nd Street is one of musical theatre’s most classic and beloved tales.

 
For more information

Phone 0800 24 24 76

See the full event page
29 Close View Automotive - Introduction to Vehicle Servicing
When
Start/End 29th Aug 2019 9:00am-3:00pm Duration 6 hours  Location Timaru campus
Pricing

Free

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Try a range of hands-on activities in an automotive workshop and see if this is the right career for you. This one day course will cover the fundamentals of vehicle servicing in a practical workshop environment.

This offering is for year 11-13 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
29 Close View Automotive - Introduction to Vehicle Servicing
When
Start/End 29th Aug 2019 9:00am-3:00pm Duration 6 hours  Location Woolston campus
Pricing

Free

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Try a range of hands-on activities in an automotive workshop and see if this is the right career for you. This one day course will cover the fundamentals of vehicle servicing in a practical workshop environment.

This offering is for year 11-13 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
29 Close View Music Arts For A Day
When
Start/End 29th Aug 2019 11:00am-3:00pm Duration 4 hours  Location Christchurch - City campus
Pricing

Free

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Experience what it’s like to study music full-time at Ara Music Arts. Take a tour of the school and meet tutors and students and talk to current students and our passionate tutors.

This offering is for year 12 and 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
29 Close View Māori Science & Maths
When
Start/End 29th Aug 2019 4:00pm-6:00pm Duration 2 hours  Location Christchurch - City campus
Pricing

Free

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These free, weekly tuition sessions are open to Māori students wanting expert mentoring to help them achieve NCEA in physics and algebra in Year 11-13 and who have a special interest in engineering related careers. Students will benefit from the specialist equipment and software available in our Engineering department and will be able to relate their work and projects to real-world situations. Students do not have to attend all sessions.

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

September 2019

02 Close View Café Barista Level 2
When
Start/End 2nd Sep 2019 9:00am-3:30pm Duration 6 hours and 30 minutes  Location Timaru campus
Pricing

$360

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This course offers an excellent introduction to coffee making, commercial equipment and gaining work-related skills in the hospitality industry.

This offering is for year 11-13 students only.

Please note this event runs for 3 days, on September 2, September 9 and September 16.

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
05 Close View Junior Art Taster
When
Start/End 5th Sep 2019 9:00am-3:00pm Duration 6 hours  Location Timaru campus
Pricing

Free

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Spend a day in our art classes in Timaru, 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
05 Close View Māori Science & Maths
When
Start/End 5th Sep 2019 4:00pm-6:00pm Duration 2 hours  Location Christchurch - City campus
Pricing

Free

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These free, weekly tuition sessions are open to Māori students wanting expert mentoring to help them achieve NCEA in physics and algebra in Year 11-13 and who have a special interest in engineering related careers. Students will benefit from the specialist equipment and software available in our Engineering department and will be able to relate their work and projects to real-world situations. Students do not have to attend all sessions.

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
05 Close View Social Work & Human Services Information Session
When
Start/End 5th Sep 2019 4:00pm-6:00pm Duration 2 hours  Location Christchurch - City campus
Pricing

Free

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Do you like the idea of being able to help individuals and families overcome challenging situations in their lives? If so, come and learn about our Bachelor of Social Work and the opportunities of a career in this rewarding profession.

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
06 Close View Japanese 4U!
When
Start/End 6th Sep 2019 9:00am-12:00pm Duration 3 hours  Location Christchurch - City campus
Pricing

Free

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Are you in Year 9 or 10 and not sure whether to take Japanese next year? Spend half a day with our Japanese tutors, enjoy some fun language and cultural activities and get excited about the career opportunities that Japanese will offer you in the future. Teachers, arrange a date with us and bring you whole class!

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
09 Close View Introduction to Hospitality
When
Start/End 9th Sep 2019 9:00am-3:00pm Duration 6 hours  Location Christchurch - City campus
Pricing

Free

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Get a taste of the hospitality environment! Try your hand at making your own version of a delicious burger in our commercial kitchen and create mocktails in our training bar. And of course you get to eat and drink your creations too.

This offering is for year 9 - 11 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
10 Close View Café Barista Level 3
When
Start/End 10th Sep 2019 9:00am-3:30pm Duration 6 hours and 30 minutes  Location Timaru campus, Oamaru available on request
Pricing

$360

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Become competent in the operation of a commercial espresso machine and learn how to produce a range of beverages to give you experience in the hospitality industries and/ or prepare you for work.

This offering is for year 11-13 students only.

Please note this event runs for 3 days, on September 10, 17 and 24.

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
11 Close View Business Escape Room
When
Start/End 11th 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
12 Close View Senior Art Taster
When
Start/End 12th Sep 2019 9:00am-3:00pm Duration 6 hours  Location Timaru campus
Pricing

Free

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Spend a day in our art classes in Timaru, 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 11-13 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
12 Close View Music Arts For A Day
When
Start/End 12th Sep 2019 11:00am-3:00pm Duration 4 hours  Location Christchurch - City campus
Pricing

Free

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Experience what it’s like to study music full-time at Ara Music Arts. Take a tour of the school and meet tutors and students and talk to current students and our passionate tutors.

This offering is for year 12 and 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
12 Close View Māori Science & Maths
When
Start/End 12th Sep 2019 4:00pm-6:00pm Duration 2 hours  Location Christchurch - City campus
Pricing

Free

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These free, weekly tuition sessions are open to Māori students wanting expert mentoring to help them achieve NCEA in physics and algebra in Year 11-13 and who have a special interest in engineering related careers. Students will benefit from the specialist equipment and software available in our Engineering department and will be able to relate their work and projects to real-world situations. Students do not have to attend all sessions.

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
13 Close View Introduction to Welding
When
Start/End 13th Sep 2019 9:00am-3:00pm Duration 6 hours  Location Timaru campus
Pricing

$285 (ex GST)

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Engage in a range of hands-on activities in a welding workshop and get introduced to aspects of this trade to help you decide on possible career and study options.

This offering is for year 11-13 students only.

Please note this event runs for 3 days, on September 13, 20 and 27.

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
13 Close View Welder for a Day
When
Start/End 13th Sep 2019 9:00am-3:00pm Duration 6 hours  Location Woolston campus
Pricing

Free

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Try a range of hands-on experience in the welding industry, using Arc, MIG and Gas welding, and see if being a welder 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
16 Close View Fashion, Photography, Hair and Beauty
When
Start/End 16th Sep 2019 9:00am-3:00pm Duration 6 hours  Location Christchurch - City campus
Pricing

Free

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Explore the worlds of hair, beauty, photography and fashion. Check out our studio spaces, salon and workshop, and find out about careers in these dynamic industries.

Please note this event runs for 2 days, on 16 September and 17 September.

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

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18 Close View Business Escape Room
When
Start/End 18th Sep 2019 9:00am-12:00pm Duration 3 hours  Location Timaru 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
19 Close View Senior Design Taster
When
Start/End 19th 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 and animation.

This offering is for year 11-13 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
19 Close View Māori Science & Maths
When
Start/End 19th Sep 2019 4:00pm-6:00pm Duration 2 hours  Location Christchurch - City campus
Pricing

Free

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These free, weekly tuition sessions are open to Māori students wanting expert mentoring to help them achieve NCEA in physics and algebra in Year 11-13 and who have a special interest in engineering related careers. Students will benefit from the specialist equipment and software available in our Engineering department and will be able to relate their work and projects to real-world situations. Students do not have to attend all sessions.

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

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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

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

See the full event page
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
26 Close View Māori Science & Maths
When
Start/End 26th Sep 2019 4:00pm-6:00pm Duration 2 hours  Location Christchurch - City campus
Pricing

Free

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These free, weekly tuition sessions are open to Māori students wanting expert mentoring to help them achieve NCEA in physics and algebra in Year 11-13 and who have a special interest in engineering related careers. Students will benefit from the specialist equipment and software available in our Engineering department and will be able to relate their work and projects to real-world situations. Students do not have to attend all sessions.

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

05 Close View Engineer for a Day (Junior Taster)
When
Start/End 5th Nov 2019 9:00am-3:00pm Duration 6 hours  Location Christchurch - City campus
Pricing

Free

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Experience engineering design through project-based activities using CAD, robots and CNC machines, and find out about possible career and study pathways in engineering.

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
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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