STAR Courses

If a student is interested in a specific career, a STAR short course may help them work out if it is a good choice for them.

STAR courses are short courses delivered by technical institutes or private training providers for secondary school students. There are limited places available on a variety of STAR courses such as Barista, Life & Leadership Skills, Health & Safety and more. 

Defensive Driving and First Aid Courses are also available for senior students.

STAR is designed to support a coherent Vocational Pathways programme by enabling:

  • schools to form partnerships with tertiary education providers and employers to provide vocational education and work experience
  • student exploration of pathways to work or further education
  • engagement with learning by highlighting the relevance of learning to future employment or study
  • achievement of NCEA and tertiary qualifications on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.

For more information, contact our Gateway Co-ordinator, Louise Burgess on (03) 415 8036 or [email protected]