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Community study

Our seven community hubs bring a range of free and low-cost courses to neighbourhoods across the Canterbury region. 

Our sites are conveniently located for easy access.

You can gain a formal qualification for employment, learn the fundamentals of computing and business, or equip yourself with useful job hunting skills. We allow you to do all this at your own pace, in a friendly environment with the support of experienced tutors.

Click here to explore the range of courses and programmes available.

Take the next step at Ara Institute of Canterbury.

Locations and opening hours

Opening hours and session times vary depending on location, see timetables below:

X104 (Atrium), Madras Street
 
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8am - 3pm Class Class Class Class Class
3pm - 5pm Class Class
Class
Class
 
1 Brynley Street, Hornby
 
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9am - 12pm Class Class Class Class Class 10am - 12pm Class
12:30pm - 3pm Class Class Class Class Class
3pm-4pm Enquiries
Enquiries
Enquiries
Enquiries    
6pm - 8pm   Class   Class    
 
We are closed between 12 pm and 12:30 pm each weekday. On Tuesday and Thursday, we are closed between 4 pm and 6 pm before our evening classes.
14 Ashley Street, Rangiora
 
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9am - 12pm Class Class Class Class Class Class
12:30pm - 3pm Class Class Class Class Class  
6pm - 8pm    Class   Class     
 
We are closed between 12 pm and 12:30 pm each weekday. On Tuesday and Thursday, we are closed between 2:30 pm and 6 pm before our evening classes.
 
Saturday classes are from Sept 24 - Oct 30 2020.
G103, Theodosia Street, Timaru
 
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9am - 12pm Class 10am start class Class 10am start class Class
12:30pm - 3pm Class Class Class Class Class
 
We are closed between 12 pm and 12:30 pm each weekday. We are closed between 3 pm and 4 pm.
44 Humber Street, Oamaru
From Monday, March 9th to Thursday, April 9th 2020
 
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:30am - 1:30pm   Class Class Class  

How to apply

Choose the course or programme you'd like to do, then drop in to your chosen location to enrol and book your first class.

Note: please remember to take your passport or birth certificate with you (also marriage certificate, if your name has changed) so we can enrol you straight away.

Terms and conditions

Opening hours and class times are subject to change. Students will be notified during class time of any changes in advance.

You must be 16 years or older and a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.

Class numbers are limited so enrolment bookings will be on a first come, first served basis.

Getting started

It's easy. Choose the course you'd like to do, then drop into one of our community hubs to enrol in your first class or phone us on 0800 24 24 76 for more information.