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Ngā Ara Ako

Study Options

Tōu ara, māu e para.
The journey to becoming a good ancestor is down to you.

Before making ‘big picture’ decisions about your future, ask yourself some ‘big picture’ questions.

What are you really interested in?
Where do you want to go in life?
Who do you want to be?
What skills and experiences do you already have that can help you along the way? What ‘new’ skills do you need to get you there faster?

There are many pathways forward for you to choose from, and we each have our own backgrounds and realities.

Maybe you are still at high-school but your options there are limited. If so, then perhaps there’s a course at Ara that you can study 1-2 days per week? Check out Dual Enrolment.

Maybe you have a great job already but need to upskill to stay relevant? Or maybe you need a new career altogether and want to learn new skills? Either way, search our database of study options and find something that works for you.

There are options for everyone, and a mix of delivery methods to fit your own situation and learning style. It’s just a matter of figuring out what’s right for you.

Make a booking now with one of our Kaitoko Ako Māori Learning Advisors who can help you make a good choice.

What’s the right study option for me?

To help you make the right choice, you can:

  • check out our study search
  • come along to one of our Experience Ara taster sessions
  • book into a holiday workshop
  • bring your kaumātua or children along to one of our whānau information sessions.

If you’re still not sure what to study, then contact us and ask to speak to one of our Kaiwhakauru Māori Engagement Advisors. They’ll help you figure things out.

Set your sights on the horizon and make a plan to get you there.

Te Ara Putahi holiday workshop

How do I enrol?

You can either enrol online or in person. Look for the ‘Apply Now’ button on the programme’s web page or speak to any of our Kaiwhakauru Māori Engagement Advisors. They are there to support you and will guide you through the process of enrolment so that you submit good application the first time.

How do I get my finances sorted?

It is important to pay for your fees before your programme starts. This will confirm your place in class and ensure that you get hold of all the learning materials.

If you need help with applying for funds or scholarships, get in touch and ask to speak with a Kaitaunaki Māori Student Advisor.

Mā te huruhuru te manu ka rere.
With feathers, a bird can fly.