EXPERIENCE - ARA 2020 - Assessed NCEA credit courses, Free Junior and Senior Tasters, Information Sessions

 
EXPERIENCE - ARA 2020 - Assessed NCEA credit courses, Free Junior and Senior Tasters, Information Sessions
Assessed NCEA credit courses
Free Junior and Senior Tasters
Information Sessions

To register or for more details, see your careers
advisor or visit ara.ac.nz/exp
EXPERIENCE - ARA 2020 - Assessed NCEA credit courses, Free Junior and Senior Tasters, Information Sessions
Get a feel for tertiary-level study and
explore our wide range of subject options
with our 2020 Experience Ara offerings.

Campus tours                                      Senior Tasters                               Key information
We offer tours at each of our six                 If you have some understanding of a          The activities listed in this brochure are
campuses, by arrangement. To book                 particular subject area and you’re           separated by region and type to make
one, go to ara.ac.nz/book-a-tour.                 considering studying it at tertiary level,   it easy to see what’s available near you.
                                                  our Senior Tasters are a great way to        Christchurch events start on page 5 and
                                                  get hands-on experience. Designed            South Canterbury events begin on page 23.
Information &                                     for Year 11, 12 and 13 students.
                                                                                               The majority of Experience Ara events are
Preparation                                       STAR Courses                                 available on request to suit your school.
                                                                                               Half day events cost $30 per person and
If you’re interested in a particular subject
                                                  Our assessed STAR courses provide the        full day events cost $50 per person. Please
area at Ara, these sessions will give you lots
                                                  chance to earn credits while gaining         contact us to discuss dates and details.
of useful information on our programmes,
plus great advice on how to produce a             experience in a subject that you have
                                                  a strong ambition to pursue. Designed        For the most up to date information
quality application, portfolio or audition.
                                                  for Year 11, 12 and 13 students.             on all Experience Ara events,
                                                                                               please visit our website.
Junior Tasters
Our Junior Tasters are ideal if you have little                                                Contact us
or no experience of a subject but you’d like
                                                                                               www.ara.ac.nz/exp
to explore it as a potential future career.
                                                                                               engagement@ara.ac.nz
Designed for Year 9 and 10 students.
                                                                                               03 940 8585

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Contents
Christchurch experiences

5    Information & Preparation
9    Junior Tasters
12   Senior Tasters
18   STAR Courses

South Canterbury experiences

23   Information & Preparation
24   Junior Tasters
26   Senior Tasters
30   STAR Courses

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experiences

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Information & Preparation
Creative
An Audience with Metro News
Interested in journalism or screen and TV production? Watch a
real-life news programme being broadcast and take a tour of the
New Zealand Broadcasting School at Ara – the best broadcasting
school in the country.

                   DATE                               TIME

        Tue 2 Jun, Wed 3 Jun,
                                                   3.30pm – 6pm
         Thu 4 Jun, Fri 5 Jun

   DURATION               LOCATION         COST                 LEVEL

    2.5 hours             City campus       Free             Year 12 & 13

NZBS Information Session & Tour
Learn more about the Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications
programme at Ara, take a tour of our facilities and meet students
and tutors.

                   DATE                               TIME

                 Thu 9 Jul                         7pm – 8.30pm

   DURATION               LOCATION          COST                LEVEL

    1.5 hours             City campus       Free             Year 12 & 13

NZBS On Air Workshop
Get hands-on experience at the New Zealand Broadcasting School
and give yourself a head start when applying to study with us. See if
this is the career for you by working in genuine radio and television
production settings. Try a range of roles like floor managing, directing
and announcing, make a real radio broadcast and have a go at
operating cameras, sound and lighting.

                   DATE                               TIME

        Mon 6 Jul – Thu 9 Jul
                                                    9am – 3pm
         (school holidays)

   DURATION               LOCATION         COST                 LEVEL

     4 days               City campus   $500 (ex GST)        Year 12 & 13

NZBS ‘Live’
Watch a live show about the New Zealand Broadcasting School,
learn more about our Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications
and meet students and tutors.

                   DATE                               TIME

                 Thu 30 Jul                        7pm – 8.30pm

   DURATION                LOCATION        COST                 LEVEL

     1.5 hours            City campus       Free             Year 12 & 13

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LIVE Facebook Broadcast
Participate in a live Facebook broadcast from the New Zealand
Broadcasting School studio. Get online and join us to hear from
tutors and current students, and ask questions.

                 DATE                               TIME

               Tue 18 Aug                         7pm – 8pm

   DURATION              LOCATION         COST                 LEVEL

                     facebook.com/
      1 hour         nzbroadcasting-       Free            All welcome
                         school

How to Smash Your NASDA Audition
Gain the tools you need to present well at any audition, and in
particular at your audition to study at our National Academy of
Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA). Includes tips from the panel
on what they’re looking for.

                 DATE                               TIME

               Sun 26 Jul                         10am – 1pm

   DURATION             LOCATION          COST                 LEVEL

    3 hours             City campus        Free            Year 12 & 13

Creative Design Portfolio Workshop
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.

                 DATE                               TIME

               Wed 7 Oct                          10am – 1pm

   DURATION             LOCATION          COST                 LEVEL

    3 hours             City campus        Free                Year 13

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Engineering &                                                            Pre-Health Study Preparation
                                                                         Information Session (Allied Health)
Architecture                                                             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
Architectural Studies Portfolio Workshop                                 and Career Preparation. This qualification is designed to equip you
                                                                         with the academic skills and confidence needed for higher-level study
Learn what makes a successful design portfolio when applying for         in subjects like osteopathy.
the Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Architectural Technology).
                                                                                          DATE                                 TIME
                DATE                                TIME
                                                                                Wed 25 Mar, Wed 29 Jul                      6pm – 6.30pm
        Thu 16 Jul, Thu 8 Oct                    10am – 1pm
                                                                            DURATION             LOCATION           COST                LEVEL
   DURATION            LOCATION          COST                 LEVEL
                                                                             30 minutes          City campus         Free             All welcome
     3 hours           City campus        Free                Year 13

                                                                         Social Work and Human Services
                                                                         Information Session
Human Services &                                                         Do you like the idea of being able to help individuals and families
                                                                         overcome challenging situations in their lives? If so, come and learn

Allied Health                                                            about our Bachelor of Social Work and the opportunities of a career
                                                                         in this rewarding profession.

Applied Science                                                                           DATE                                 TIME
Information Session                                                                                                     6pm – 7pm (May)
                                                                               Wed 20 May, Wed 16 Sep
Interested in health or sport? Want to engage with people and have a                                                   4pm – 5.30pm (Sep)
positive impact on their lifestyle, nutrition or sports performance?
Come along to our info session to learn about our degrees in                DURATION             LOCATION           COST                LEVEL
health promotion, nutrition and sport science and their excellent
mix of theory, practical and industry work experience.                          1 hour
                                                                                                 City campus         Free             All welcome
                                                                              1.5 hours

                DATE                               TIME

       Wed 25 Mar, Wed 29 Jul                   5.30pm – 6pm

   DURATION            LOCATION          COST                 LEVEL

   30 minutes          City campus       Free              All welcome

Osteopathy
Information Session
Come and find out about osteopathy as a career and learn about our
Bachelor of Musculoskeletal Health.

                DATE                               TIME

       Wed 25 Mar, Wed 29 Jul                   5.30pm – 6pm

   DURATION            LOCATION          COST                 LEVEL

   30 minutes          City campus       Free              All welcome

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Nursing, Midwifery &                                                        Trades
Medical Imaging                                                             Ace of Trades Careers Evening
                                                                            Get an overview of all the Trades at Ara, check out our workshops
Midwifery Information Session                                               and see the masters at work. Learn what it takes to be a builder,
                                                                            plumber, welder, panel beater, electrician and much more.
Discover how you can study for a Bachelor of Midwifery and shape
                                                                            Everyone’s welcome so bring your family, whānau and friends.
a career as a registered midwife guiding women through one of life’s
most meaningful events. The session outlines the blended delivery
model we use and how this enables you to study and work in your                             DATE                                TIME
own community. It also gives an overview of the support available
from midwifery lecturers based in your region.                                      Tue 5 May, Tue 8 Sep                     6pm – 7.30pm

                                                                               DURATION            LOCATION          COST                LEVEL
                 DATE                                 TIME
                                                                                                   Woolston
          Please check our                     Please check our                 1.5 hours                             Free             All welcome
                                                                                                   campus
          website for details                  website for details

   DURATION             LOCATION           COST                LEVEL

                        Greymouth
                       – Tai Poutini
     1.5 hours          Polytechnic         Free             All welcome

                     Blenheim – NMIT
                      Nelson - NMIT

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

                 DATE                                 TIME

      Wed 1 April, Wed 5 August                 5.30pm-6.30pm

   DURATION             LOCATION           COST                LEVEL

                         Manawa
      1 hour                                Free             All welcome
                         campus

Pre-Health Study Preparation Information
Session (Nursing, Midwifery & Medical Imaging)
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.

                 DATE                                 TIME

      Wed 1 April, Wed 5 August                    6.30pm – 7pm

   DURATION             LOCATION           COST                LEVEL

                         Manawa
    30 minutes                              Free             All welcome
                         campus

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

                 DATE                                 TIME

        Tue 19 May, Tue 11 Aug                     9am – 2.30pm

   DURATION             LOCATION           COST                 LEVEL

      1 day             City campus         Free             Year 9 & 10

Computing
IT Girls
Get hands-on with IT – including gaming, the internet and robotics,
and explore the enormous array of career opportunities available
in this fast-evolving industry. Please note, this holiday workshop has
been designed for girls only.

                 DATE                                 TIME

        Mon 20 & Tue 21 Apr                         9am – 4pm

   DURATION             LOCATION           COST                 LEVEL

      2 days            City campus         Free             Year 9 & 10

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

                 DATE                                 TIME

               Fri 22 May                          9am – 2.30pm

   DURATION             LOCATION           COST                 LEVEL

      1 day             City campus         Free             Year 9 & 10

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Engineering &                                                                    Introduction to Hairdressing &
                                                                                 Beauty Therapy
Architecture                                                                     Get a taste of the hairdressing and beauty therapy industries as a
                                                                                 possible career! Receive your “look” brief then create the hair and
                                                                                 make-up to suit.
Mission to Antarctica
Join this exciting holiday workshop and discover strategies to explore                             DATE                                      TIME
and protect Antarctica. You’ll use physics, technology, engineering
and computer aided design to build habitats that can withstand                             Mon 15 & Tue 16 Jun                             9am – 3pm
extreme environments. You’ll also learn about Antarctic marine
                                                                                     DURATION              LOCATION               COST                 LEVEL
life and animals and meet expert engineers and scientists in the
field of Antarctic studies, telecommunications, civil environmental,                    2 days            City campus             Free              Year 9 & 10
geology and biology. Plus you’ll find out about Ara’s degree and
diploma study options in engineering and applied science.

                  DATE                                      TIME                 Language &
         Tue 29 & Wed 30 Sep                          9am – 3pm
                                                                                 Education
    DURATION             LOCATION              COST                  LEVEL

                                                                                 Outdoor Education & Sustainability Taster
      2 days             City campus           Free                Year 9 & 10   Have a day out and participate in an outdoor activity* while
                                                                                 observing current students and learning what this career path
                                                                                 is all about.

Hospitality &
                                                                                                   DATE                                      TIME

                                                                                      Please see website for details                       9am – 3pm

Service Industries                                                                   DURATION              LOCATION               COST                 LEVEL

                                                                                         1 day            City campus             Free              Year 9 – 13
Introduction to Hospitality                                                      *Please note, activities are weather dependent
Get a taste of the hospitality environment! Try your hand at making
your own version of a delicious burger in our commercial kitchen and             Japanese 4U!
create mocktails in our training bar. And of course you get to eat and
drink your creations too.                                                        Are you in Year 9 or 10 and not sure whether to take Japanese
                                                                                 next year? Spend a day with our Japanese tutors, enjoy some fun
                                                                                 language and cultural activities and get excited about the career
                  DATE                                      TIME                 opportunities that Japanese will offer you in the future. Teachers,
                                                                                 arrange a date with us and bring your whole class!
                Mon 29 Jun                            9am – 3pm

    DURATION             LOCATION              COST                  LEVEL                         DATE                                      TIME

       1 day             City campus           Free                Year 9 – 11                   Mon 14 Sep                                9am – 3pm

                                                                                     DURATION              LOCATION               COST                 LEVEL
Barista Taster
                                                                                         1 day            City campus             Free              Year 9 & 10
Have fun creating your own beverages and find out what it takes
to become a barista. Includes a tour of the hospitality department,              * Also available on request: email engagement@ara.ac.nz
kitchens and restaurant.
                                                                                 Japanese for Travel and Tourism
                  DATE                                      TIME                 Combine travel and tourism with language to see how one
                                                                                 can benefit the other and explore study pathways and career
                On request.                           9am – 12pm
                                                                                 opportunities.
    DURATION             LOCATION              COST                  LEVEL

      3 hours            City campus       $30 (ex GST)            Year 9 – 13                     DATE                                      TIME

*Please check our website or contact engagement@ara.ac.nz                                        Tue 21 Jul                                9am – 3pm

                                                                                     DURATION              LOCATION               COST                 LEVEL

                                                                                         1 day            City campus             Free              Year 9 – 13

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Science &
Primary Industries
Fish ‘n’ Chips ‘n’ Science
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.

                  DATE                                TIME

                Tue 7 Jul                          9am – 3pm

   DURATION              LOCATION         COST                 LEVEL

      1 day              City campus       Free              Year 9 & 10

Science and Our Environment
Find out all about study and career options in science while
checking out our facilities, then test aspects of our environment
using professional laboratory techniques and equipment.

                  DATE                                TIME

              Tue 29 Sep                           9am – 3pm

   DURATION              LOCATION         COST                 LEVEL

      1 day              City campus       Free              Year 9 – 13

Trades
Junior Trades Taster
Check out the wide range of trades careers available, as you work in
teams to complete a hands-on project. Bring together elements of
engineering and construction skills to compete against other teams.

                  DATE                                TIME

                Tue 11 Aug                        9am – 12.30pm

   DURATION              LOCATION         COST                 LEVEL

                             Woolston
    3.5 hours                              Free              Year 10 & 11
                             campus

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Business                                                                   Creative
Shadow an Ara Graduate                                                     NASDA for a Day
Follow and observe an Ara graduate in their workplace for                  Experience what it’s like to be a NASDA student. Observe the day’s
a morning then return to Ara for lunch and a discussion                    activities and explore the performing arts options and specialised
about your experience. Spend the afternoon at Te Ohaka                     facilities at NASDA.
– the centre for growth and innovation based at Ara – to
explore areas of business you’re interested in.
                                                                                               DATE                                     TIME

                   DATE                              TIME                   Wed 4 Mar, Wed 18 Mar, Wed 25 Mar, Wed
                                                                            29 Apr, Wed 20 May, Wed 10 Jun, Wed 22                9.30am – 3.30pm
   Week of 18 May*, Week of 17 Aug*               9am – 2.30pm                          Jul, Wed 12 Aug

    DURATION               LOCATION       COST                LEVEL            DURATION               LOCATION                COST               LEVEL

        1 day             City campus      Free             Year 11 – 13          1 day               City campus              Free            Year 12 & 13

*Subject to availability of graduates
                                                                           Music Arts for a Day
                                                                           Experience what it’s like to study music full-time at Ara Music Arts.
Computing                                                                  Take a tour of the school and meet current students and our
                                                                           passionate tutors.

Network Servers and VOIP/IP                                                                   DATE                                      TIME
Find out about career paths in this ever-changing field and expand
                                                                                     Thu 30 Apr, Thu 14 May,
your knowledge of IT. Learn about the skills and attributes required
                                                                               Thu 28 May, Thu 11 Jun, Thu 30 Jul,                    11am – 3pm
for IT roles such as business analyst, IT consultant, project manager          Thu 13 Aug, Thu 27 Aug, Thu 10 Sep
and more. Then, explore how to build a network, make telephone
calls between and across networks, and how the internet supports               DURATION               LOCATION                COST               LEVEL
Voice-over Internet Protocol (VOIP). You’ll also learn how to install
and configure a virtualised MS Windows server with mirrored drives.              4 hours              City campus              Free            Year 12 & 13

                   DATE                              TIME
                                                                           Art & Design for a Day
                Mon 15 Jun                        9am – 2.30pm             Participate in hands-on activities and see what happens in our classes
                                                                           in two subjects of your choice. Select from art, visual communication,
    DURATION               LOCATION       COST                LEVEL
                                                                           photography, motion design and fashion.
        1 day             City campus      Free             Year 11 – 13
                                                                                              DATE                                      TIME

Scripting and Data                                                                   Wed 17 Jun, Wed 19 Aug                           9am – 2pm
Expand your knowledge of IT, web design and mobile devices and
                                                                               DURATION               LOCATION                COST               LEVEL
find out about career paths in this ever-changing field.
Learn about the skills and attributes required for IT roles such as
                                                                                  1 day               City campus              Free            Year 12 & 13
business analyst, IT data consultant, project manager and more.
Then, explore how to manage big data, how databases work and
                                                                           Note: After registration, please send an email with your name and event date
how to create one. You’ll also redesign a web page to work on mobile       to engagement@ara.ac.nz stating which two subjects you’ve selected from the
screens and implement your design with HTML and CCS. Then, you’ll          above options.
learn about being a front-end developer using woof.js – the next step
from using Scratch.

                   DATE                              TIME

                Tue 16 Jun                        9am – 2.30pm

    DURATION               LOCATION       COST                LEVEL

        1 day             City campus      Free             Year 11 – 13

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Engineering &
Architecture
Engineer for a Day
Experience engineering design through project-based activities
using computer aided design, robotics and structural engineering.
Find out about Ara’s engineering diploma and degree, available in
civil, electrical and mechanical options.

                 DATE                                 TIME

   Fri 20 Mar, Fri 29 May, Fri 7 Aug                9am – 3pm

   DURATION             LOCATION            COST                LEVEL

       1 day            City campus         Free             Year 11 – 13

Flight Engineer
Combine science and engineering for a range of hands-on, flight-
related projects, while developing analytical skills and solutions to
overcome challenges. You’ll also find out about Ara’s diploma and
degree study options in engineering and science.

                 DATE                                 TIME

         Tue 21 & Wed 22 Apr                        9am – 3pm

   DURATION             LOCATION            COST                LEVEL

      2 days            City campus          Free            Year 11 – 13

Hospitality &
Service Industries
Let’s Get Cooking Pasifika
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.

                 DATE                                 TIME

                                                   10am – 2pm
               Wed 15 Apr                    (lunch from 1pm – 2pm,
                                                  all welcome)

   DURATION             LOCATION            COST                LEVEL

                                                              Pasifika
     4 hours            City campus         Free             teenagers
                                                             and fanau

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Let’s Get Cooking Māori                                                     Barista Taster
Discover the career opportunities in the food and hospitality               Get a taste of the café environment! Have some fun creating your
sector with this hands-on event for Māori teenagers and their               own beverages and find out what it takes to become a barista.
parents. Includes team cooking activities and a shared lunch.               Includes a tour of the hospitality department, kitchens and restaurant.
All friends and whānau welcome to join in for lunch.

                                                                                              DATE                                      TIME
                 DATE                                TIME
                                                                                            On request.                           9am – 12pm
                                                   9am – 1pm
               Thu 16 Apr                   (lunch from 12pm – 1pm,             DURATION             LOCATION              COST                  LEVEL
                                                  all welcome)
                                                                                  3 hours            City campus       $30 (ex GST)            Year 9 – 13
   DURATION             LOCATION           COST                LEVEL
                                                                            *Please check our website or contact engagement@ara.ac.nz
                                                                Māori
     4 hours            City campus         Free            teenagers and
                                                               whānau       Hairdressing Taster
                                                                            Find out if hairdressing is for you! Learn braiding and styling
Let’s Get Cooking Māori and Pasifika                                        techniques using our mannequins then style each other’s hair.

Discover the career opportunities in the food and hospitality sector
with this hands-on event for Māori and Pasifika teenagers and their                           DATE                                      TIME
parents. Includes team cooking activities and a shared lunch.
                                                                                    Mon 8 Jun, Mon 10 Aug                         9am – 3pm
All friends, whānau and fanau welcome to join in for lunch.
                                                                                DURATION             LOCATION              COST                  LEVEL
                 DATE                                TIME
                                                                                   1 day             City campus           Free                Year 11 – 13

                                                   9am – 1pm
               Tue 1 Sep                    (lunch from 12pm – 1pm,
                                                  all welcome)              Beauty Therapy Taster
   DURATION             LOCATION           COST                LEVEL        Experience beauty therapy as a career. Learn to perform a mini facial,
                                                                            manicure and day makeup on your classmates and then take your
                                                             Māori and      turn to be pampered.
                                                               Pasifika
     4 hours            City campus         Free             teenagers,
                                                            whānau and                        DATE                                      TIME
                                                                fanau
                                                                                    Mon 11 May, Tue 9 Jun                         9am – 3pm

The Art of Hospitality - Restaurant                                             DURATION             LOCATION              COST                  LEVEL

Is a career in hospitality for you? Find out here! Get hands-on                    1 day             City campus           Free                Year 11 – 13
experience in hospitality by learning restaurant skills and help
run our real, on-campus restaurant.
                                                                            Barbering Taster
                 DATE                                TIME                   Spend the day alongside our barbering students and learn the
                                                                            basics of becoming a professional barber from our experienced
         Mon 8 & Tue 9 Jun                         9am – 3pm                tutors. Learn how to do a cutthroat shave and have a go on
                                                                            a balloon, apply professional treatments and discover how
   DURATION             LOCATION           COST                LEVEL        to make artistic clipper patterns like steps and fades.
      2 days            City campus         Free             Year 11 – 13
                                                                                              DATE                                      TIME

The Art of Hospitality - Cookery                                                   Wed 17 Jun, Wed 26 Aug                         9am – 3pm

Is cookery the right career for you? Find out here! Learn the culinary          DURATION             LOCATION              COST                  LEVEL
skills required to prepare, cook and serve a three-course menu to
customers in our real, on-campus restaurant.                                       1 day             City campus           Free                Year 11 – 13

                 DATE                                TIME

         Mon 8 & Tue 9 Jun                         9am – 3pm

   DURATION             LOCATION           COST                LEVEL

      2 days            City campus         Free             Year 11 – 13

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Language &
Education
Early Childhood Education Taster
Discover the delights of working in the early childhood sector with
hands-on activities including games, quizzes, teaching and creating,
and meet current early childhood education students to get a feel for
what it’s like.

                  DATE                                      TIME

        Wed 17 Jun, Wed 16 Sep                           9am – 2.30pm

   DURATION              LOCATION                 COST                  LEVEL

       1 day             City campus              Free             Year 11 – 13

Outdoor Education & Sustainability Taster
Have a day out and participate in an outdoor activity* while observing
current students and learning what this career path is all about.

                  DATE                                      TIME

     Please see website for details                       9am – 3pm

    DURATION              LOCATION                COST                  LEVEL

        1 day            City campus              Free             Year 9 – 13

*Please note, activities are weather dependent.

Japanese for Travel & Tourism
Combine travel and tourism with language to see how
one can benefit the other and explore study pathways and
career opportunities.

                  DATE                                      TIME

                Tue 21 Jul                                9am – 3pm

    DURATION              LOCATION                COST                  LEVEL

        1 day            City campus              Free             Year 9 – 13

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Nursing, Midwifery                                                         Science and Our Environment
                                                                           Find out all about study and career options in science while

& Allied Health                                                            checking out our facilities, then test aspects of our environment
                                                                           using professional laboratory techniques and equipment.

Introduction to Medical Imaging                                                             DATE                                 TIME

Experience our safe, world-class simulated medical imaging                                Tue 29 Sep                           9am – 3pm
environment to see if this is the career for you.
                                                                              DURATION             LOCATION            COST                LEVEL

                 DATE                                TIME                         1 day            City campus         Free             Year 9 – 13

               Wed 10 Jun                          9am – 3pm

   DURATION             LOCATION           COST                LEVEL
                                                                           Annual Year 11 Chemistry Competition
                                                                           Enter your team of three students into our annual competition
       1 day         Manawa campus          Free            Year 11 – 13
                                                                           and be in to win the $500 grand prize for your school’s chemistry
                                                                           department! You’ll be challenged to identify chemical compounds
Introduction to Nursing                                                    and explore other related topics to test your skills. Dinner is provided.

Gain an introduction to essential nursing skills like taking medical
                                                                                            DATE                                 TIME
observations and washing your hands so they’re REALLY clean.
                                                                                          Thu 17 Sep                          6.45pm – 9pm
                 DATE                                TIME
                                                                               DURATION            LOCATION            COST                LEVEL
        Thu 11 Jun, Tue 16 Jun,
                                                   9am – 3pm                    2 hours            City campus         Free                Year 11
             Wed 24 Jun

   DURATION             LOCATION           COST                LEVEL

       1 day         Manawa campus          Free            Year 11 – 13

SportSmart
Interested in fitness, nutrition and wellbeing? Discover the science
behind nutrition and peak sports performance, and how this science
is applied when working with elite athletes with this interactive
two-day workshop. SportSmart takes place at The Zone, a purpose-
designed facility with world-class high performance sport analysis
equipment. Lunch and morning tea are provided.

                 DATE                                TIME

         Tue 14 & Wed 15 Jul                       9am – 3pm

   DURATION             LOCATION           COST                LEVEL

      2 days            City campus         Free            Year 11 – 13

Introduction to Animal Science
Find out what it takes to be a vet nurse or to work with animals
in a variety of settings, tour our facilities and meet some of our
furry friends.

                 DATE                                TIME

        Wed 1 Jul, Wed 23 Sep                      9am – 3pm

   DURATION             LOCATION           COST                LEVEL

       1 day            City campus         Free            Year 11 – 13

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Senior Tasters – Christchurch

Trades                                                                   NEW! Painting & Decorating for a Day
                                                                         A career as a painter and decorator is much more varied than you
                                                                         probably realise. At this event you can learn all about it and have a
Sparky for a Day                                                         go at something different by getting creative with paint and stencils.
Try a range of hands-on experiences in the electrical industry
and see if being an electrician is the right career for you.                              DATE                               TIME

                                                                                  Fri 15 May, Fri 14 Aug                   9am – 3pm
                  DATE                             TIME
                                                                            DURATION               LOCATION         COST               LEVEL
          Fri 8 May, Fri 31 Jul                  9am – 3pm
                                                                                                    Woolston        Free            Year 11 – 13
   DURATION              LOCATION         COST               LEVEL             1 day
                                                                                                    campus

                          Woolston        Free            Year 11 – 13
       1 day
                          campus                                         Builder for a Day
                                                                         Try a range of hands-on experiences in the construction industry
Plumber for a Day                                                        and see if being a builder or joiner is the right career for you.
Try a range of hands-on experiences in the plumbing industry
and see if being a plumber is the right career for you.                                   DATE                               TIME

                                                                              Fri 3 Apr, Fri 3 Jul, Fri 25 Sep             9am – 3pm
                  DATE                             TIME
                                                                            DURATION               LOCATION         COST               LEVEL
         Fri 15 May, Fri 7 Aug                   9am – 3pm
                                                                                                    Woolston        Free            Year 11 – 13
   DURATION              LOCATION         COST               LEVEL             1 day
                                                                                                    campus

                          Woolston        Free            Year 11 – 13
       1 day
                          campus                                         Welder for a Day
                                                                         Try a range of hands-on experiences in the welding industry
Automotive – Introduction to                                             and see if being a welder is the right career for you.
Vehicle Servicing
Try a range of hands-on experiences in an automotive                                      DATE                               TIME
workshop and see if this is the right career for you.
This one-day course covers the fundamentals of vehicle                            Fri 29 May, Fri 11 Sep                   9am – 3pm
servicing in a practical workshop environment.
                                                                            DURATION               LOCATION         COST               LEVEL

                  DATE                             TIME                                             Woolston        Free            Year 11 – 13
                                                                               1 day
                                                                                                    campus
               Thu 17 Sep                        9am – 3pm

   DURATION              LOCATION         COST               LEVEL       Mechanical Engineer for a Day
                          Woolston                                       Explore machine-shop fundamentals and try a range of hands-
       1 day                              Free            Year 11 – 13
                          campus                                         on experiences in the mechanical engineering industry to see
                                                                         if being a mechanical engineer is the right career for you.

Automotive – Car Club
                                                                                          DATE                               TIME
Passionate about cars? Learn the basics of the automotive trade
through hands-on experiences in an automotive workshop and                              Fri 7 Aug                          9am – 3pm
see if it is the right career for you.
                                                                            DURATION               LOCATION         COST               LEVEL

                  DATE                             TIME                                             Woolston        Free            Year 11 – 13
                                                                               1 day
                                                                                                    campus
       Thu from 18 Jun to 2 Jul               3.30pm – 5.30pm

   DURATION              LOCATION         COST               LEVEL

                          Woolston        Free            Year 11 – 13
    3 x 2 hours
                          campus

                                                                                                                   CHRISTCHURCH EXPERIENCES | 17
STAR Courses
Creative                                                                     Barista Essentials
                                                                             Become competent in the operation of a commercial espresso
                                                                             machine and earn Level 2 and 3 credits with Barista Essentials.
Introduction to Patternmaking                                                Learn how to produce a range of beverages to give you
Learn how to make pattern blocks for clothing using drafting and             experience in the hospitality industry and/or prepare for
measuring equipment, plus basic flat patternmaking techniques and            employment. Please note, this course has approximately 20
how to apply them to make patterns for a variety of outerwear.               hours of online learning prior to course commencement.

                                                                                                DATE                                      TIME
                  DATE                                 TIME

                                                                                           Wed 1 to Fri 3 Jul                         9am – 4pm
            Mon 6 – Fri 10 July
                                                   9am – 4pm
            (school holidays)
                                                                                 DURATION               LOCATION             COST                  CODE
   DURATION               LOCATION        COST                  CODE
                                                                                3 days (plus
                                                                                online study            City campus      $420 (ex GST)           BBES200
      5 days             City campus   $340 (ex GST)           CLST104
                                                                                beforehand)
                            NCEA          UNIT
     LEVEL                                                       FOR                                      NCEA              UNIT
                           CREDITS     STANDARDS                                   LEVEL                                                            FOR
                                                                                                         CREDITS         STANDARDS
        3                         6        13387              Year 11 – 13
                                                                                                        4 x Level 2       17284, 17285,
                                                                                    2&3                                                          Year 11 – 13
                                                                                                        8 x Level 3          17288

                                                                             *Also available on request: email engagement@ara.ac.nz

Hospitality &
                                                                             Café Barista Level 2
Service Industries                                                           Get an introduction to coffee making and commercial equipment,
                                                                             and gain work-related skills for the hospitality industry.
NEW! All About Ice Cream
                                                                                                DATE                                      TIME
Learn how to make ice cream, from classic vanilla to your own
amazing combinations. Compare commercial flavours to homemade                             Wed 9, 16 & 23 Sep                          9am – 4pm
and discover the exciting career pathways for bakery and patisserie.
                                                                                 DURATION               LOCATION             COST                  CODE

                  DATE                                 TIME                       18 hours or
                                                                                                        City campus      $360 (ex GST)           CBSC201
                                                                               flexible delivery
            Fri 12, 19 & 26 Jun                    9am – 3pm
                                                                                                          NCEA              UNIT
                                                                                   LEVEL                                                            FOR
   DURATION               LOCATION        COST                  CODE                                     CREDITS         STANDARDS

                                                                                      2                         4            17285               Year 11 – 13
      3 days             City campus   $300 (ex GST)           FHIC210
                            NCEA          UNIT                               *Also available on request: email engagement@ara.ac.nz
     LEVEL                                                       FOR
                           CREDITS     STANDARDS

        2                         2       13284               Year 11 – 13   Café Barista Level 3
                                                                             Become competent in the operation of a commercial espresso
NEW! All About Chocolate                                                     machine and learn how to produce a range of beverages to give you
                                                                             experience in the hospitality industries and/ or prepare you for work.
Use chocolate in every dish within this course! You’ll learn about
baking with chocolate (think cookies, brownies and slices), how to use
it in sauces and garnishes and discover the exciting career pathways                            DATE                                      TIME
for bakery and patisserie.
                                                                                          Tue 3, 10 & 17 Nov                          9am – 4pm

                  DATE                                 TIME                      DURATION               LOCATION             COST                  CODE

       Fri 24 & 31 Jul, Fri 7 Aug                  9am – 3pm
                                                                                  18 hours or
                                                                                                        City campus      $360 (ex GST)           CBSC300
                                                                               flexible delivery
   DURATION               LOCATION        COST                  CODE

                                                                                                          NCEA              UNIT
      3 days             City campus   $300 (ex GST)          FHAC200              LEVEL                                                            FOR
                                                                                                         CREDITS         STANDARDS
                            NCEA          UNIT
     LEVEL                                                       FOR                  3                         8         17284, 17288           Year 11 – 13
                           CREDITS     STANDARDS

        2                         2        13272              Year 11 – 13   *Also available on request: email engagement@ara.ac.nz

18 | EXPERIENCE ARA 2020
STAR Courses – Christchurch

Basic Knife Skills & Food Safety                                            Beauty Therapy Essentials
Become skilled in an essential area of any commercial kitchen               Learn how to perform facials, tinting, manicures, pedicures and basic
environment. This course will prepare you to be able to work in a           beauty massage. Pick up some great skills and find out if beauty
kitchen or food business and provides compliance for most food              therapy is the career for you.
service premises for safe food.

                                                                                           DATE                                   TIME
               DATE                                   TIME
                                                                                     Mon 6 to Thu 9 Jul                       9am – 4pm
        Tue 25 & Wed 26 Feb
        Tue 26 & Wed 27 May                      9am – 3pm                     DURATION           LOCATION            COST                 CODE
         Tue 28 & Wed 29 Jul
                                                                                  4 days          City campus     $400 (ex GST)           STAR315
   DURATION           LOCATION            COST                 CODE
                                                                                                    NCEA              UNIT
                                                                                 LEVEL                                                      FOR
                                                                                                   CREDITS         STANDARDS
      2 days          City campus     $175 (ex GST)           KSSF201
                        NCEA             UNIT                                       2                 6            27640, 27641          Year 11 – 13
     LEVEL                                                      FOR
                       CREDITS        STANDARDS

        2                  6            167, 13285           Year 11 – 13   NEW! Barbering Essentials
                                                                            Try out popular barbering techniques, meet our expert tutors and
Food Safety                                                                 experience our modern facilities to help you decide if barbering is the
                                                                            career for you.
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                      DATE                                   TIME
of food, and provides compliance for most food service premises.
                                                                                     Mon 6 to Thu 9 Jul                       9am – 4pm

               DATE                                   TIME                     DURATION           LOCATION            COST                 CODE

       Wed 4 & Wed 11 Mar                                                         4 days          City campus     $400 (ex GST)          STAR208
                                                 9am – 3pm
      Wed 29 Jul & Wed 5 Aug
                                                                                                    NCEA              UNIT
                                                                                 LEVEL                                                      FOR
                                                                                                   CREDITS         STANDARDS
   DURATION           LOCATION            COST                 CODE
                                                                                    2                 4               19808              Year 11 – 13
      2 days          City campus     $195 (ex GST)          FDSF200

                        NCEA             UNIT
     LEVEL                                                      FOR
                       CREDITS        STANDARDS

        2                  4               167               Year 11 – 13

Café Foods
Thinking of working in a kitchen or wondering what it would be like to
be a chef? This course provides hands-on opportunities to work in a
commercial kitchen environment. Find out if this is the career for you
and learn how to prepare a range of sandwiches and bakery goods
that would be served in cafes.

               DATE                                   TIME

      Thu from 30 Jul to 3 Sep                   9am – 3pm

   DURATION           LOCATION            COST                 CODE

     6 days           City campus     $620 (ex GST)          CKCF301
                        NCEA             UNIT
     LEVEL                                                      FOR
                       CREDITS        STANDARDS

                                      13282, 13329,
        3                  8                                 Year 11 – 13
                                          9681

                                                                                                                     CHRISTCHURCH EXPERIENCES | 19
STAR Courses – Christchurch

Supported                                                                   Workskills Term 4:
                                                                            Preparing for Independence
Learning                                                                    Learn about personal presentation and hygiene, and how to make
                                                                            healthy choices, ask for help and express your wants and needs.
                                                                            You’ll also identify responsibilities leading to greater independence,
Our Supported Learning courses are specifically for individuals with        explore future study options and work out your next steps after
intellectual or learning disabilities. They’re designed to support a        leaving this course.
successful transition from secondary school to tertiary education.
Students can do all four terms, or each term individually.
                                                                                             DATE                                   TIME

Workskills Term 1:                                                             Wed & Thu from 14 Oct to 17 Dec                9am – 12pm

Communicating with Others                                                      DURATION             LOCATION           COST                   FOR
Learn to communicate in ways that show respect for others and
                                                                                2 mornings
learn behaviours that are socially acceptable including manners,                                    City campus     $485 (ex GST)          Year 11 – 13
                                                                                  a week
compliments, basic conversation, introductions, responding to
questions, personal space, social networks and more.

                DATE                                  TIME

   Wed & Thu from 5 Feb to 9 Apr                 9am – 12pm

   DURATION            LOCATION           COST                  FOR

   2 mornings
                       City campus    $485 (ex GST)          Year 11 – 13
     a week

Workskills Term 2:
Keeping Yourself Safe
Learn ways of keeping personal property safe and how to identify
potentially hazardous situations and appropriate actions to be taken,
including looking after personal belongings, emergency procedures,
health and safety in the community, road rules, using public transport
and where to get help.

                DATE                                  TIME

   Wed & Thu from 29 Apr to 2 Jul                9am – 12pm

   DURATION            LOCATION           COST                  FOR

   2 mornings
                       City campus    $485 (ex GST)          Year 11 – 13
     a week

Workskills Term 3:
Emotions and Life Issues
Learn how to recognise feelings of grief, anger and stress, and how
to identify and describe appropriate responses to unsafe situations.
Gain strategies for dealing with bullying and abuse, using social
media safely and problem solving in social situations.

                DATE                                  TIME

   Wed & Thu from 22 Jul to 24 Sep               9am – 12pm

   DURATION            LOCATION           COST                  FOR

   2 mornings
                       City campus    $485 (ex GST)          Year 11 – 13
     a week

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STAR Courses – Christchurch

Language &
Education
Te Papa Whakatipu - Beginners Te Reo
Get a thorough grounding in Maori culture, language and
tradition while developing skills towards higher-level study.
This course is a great addition to any curriculum
and includes visits to places of significance.

                DATE                                    TIME

       Fri from 28 Feb to 3 Jul                    9am – 12pm

   DURATION            LOCATION            COST                  CODE

      3 hours
                       City campus      $565 (ex GST)           STAR221
     per week

                         NCEA              UNIT
      LEVEL                                                       FOR
                        CREDITS         STANDARDS

                                       30766, 30758,
        2                   11                                 Year 11 – 12
                                          30754

Te One Haumako - Intermediate Te Reo
A continuation of the journey for students who’ve acquired
a good foundation of Te Reo Māori and tikanga. This course
will help develop further understanding and application
of tikanga from local perspectives and environment.

                DATE                                    TIME

       Fri from 28 Feb to 3 Jul                    1pm – 3pm

   DURATION            LOCATION            COST                  CODE

       1 day
                       City campus      $565 (ex GST)           STAR351
     per week

                         NCEA              UNIT
      LEVEL                                                       FOR
                        CREDITS         STANDARDS

        3                   15           7259, 7271            Year 12 – 13

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

                DATE                                    TIME

       Fri from 21 Aug to 4 Sep                    9am – 3pm

   DURATION            LOCATION            COST                  CODE

                        Woolston
      3 days                            $285 (ex GST)           STAR956
                        campus

                         NCEA              UNIT
      LEVEL                                                       FOR
                        CREDITS         STANDARDS

        2                   3              21907               Year 11 – 13

                                                                              CHRISTCHURCH EXPERIENCES | 21
South
Canterbury
experiences

22 | EXPERIENCE ARA 2020
Information & Preparation
Nursing, Midwifery &
Medical Imaging
Midwifery Information Session
Discover how you can study for a Bachelor of Midwifery and shape
a career as a registered midwife guiding women through one of
life’s most meaningful events. The session outlines the blended
delivery model we use and how this enables you to study and
work in your own community. It also gives an overview of the
support available from midwifery lecturers based in your region.

                 DATE                                 TIME

    Please see website for details        Please see website for details

   DURATION             LOCATION            COST               LEVEL

                        Timaru &
     1.5 hours          Ashburton           Free             All welcome
                        campuses

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

                 DATE                                 TIME

       Wed 8 Apr, Wed 19 Aug                    5.30pm – 6.15pm

   DURATION             LOCATION            COST               LEVEL

    45 minutes       Timaru campus          Free             All welcome

Pre-Health Study Preparation
Information Session
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.

                 DATE                                 TIME

       Wed 8 April, Wed 19 Aug                  6.15pm – 6.45pm

   DURATION             LOCATION            COST               LEVEL

    30 minutes       Timaru campus          Free             All welcome

                                                                            SOUTH CANTERBURY EXPERIENCES | 23
Junior Tasters
Business                                                                    Creative
Business Escape Room                                                        Junior Arts Taster
Work as a team to problem solve your way out of a tricky business           Spend a day in our art classes, participating in hands-on sessions.
situation - the clock is ticking! Develop your thinking around business     Come along and explore your creativity with drawing, acrylic painting
strategies and teamwork in an office environment and find out about         or relief printmaking, and receive guidance and careers information
business-related career options.                                            from our experienced art tutors.

               DATE                                  TIME                                   DATE                               TIME

     Tue 26 May, Tue 25 Aug                    9am – 2.30pm                          Thu 3 Sep (Timaru)
                                                                                    Thu 15 Oct (Oamaru)                      9am – 2pm
   DURATION           LOCATION         COST                   LEVEL                Thu 22 Oct (Ashburton)

                        Timaru                                                 DURATION            LOCATION           COST               LEVEL
      1 day                             Free                Year 9 & 10
                        campus
                                                                                                    Timaru,
                                                                                                    Oamaru,
                                                                                  1 day                               Free            Year 9 & 10
                                                                                                   Ashburton
                                                                                                   campuses
Computing
                                                                            Junior Design Taster
IT Girls                                                                    Participate in hands-on design activities and see what happens in
Get hands-on with IT – including gaming, the internet and robotics,         our classes on visual communication, photography, motion design
and explore the enormous array of career opportunities available            and animation.
in this fast-evolving industry. Please note, this holiday workshop has
been designed for girls only.
                                                                                            DATE                               TIME

                                                                                          Thu 24 Sep                         9am – 2pm
                 DATE                                 TIME

                                                                               DURATION            LOCATION           COST               LEVEL
        Mon 18 & Tue 19 May                         9am – 4pm
                                                                                                       Timaru
   DURATION             LOCATION           COST                 LEVEL             1 day                               Free            Year 9 & 10
                                                                                                       campus
                            Timaru
      2 days                                Free              Year 9 & 10
                            campus

Create Your Own Web Page                                                    Hospitality &
Get some expert advice on how to create your own web page and
get creative with HTML! Expand your knowledge of IT and find out            Service Industries
about career paths in this ever-changing field.
                                                                            Introduction to Hospitality
                 DATE                                 TIME
                                                                            Get a taste of the hospitality environment! Try your hand at making
                                                                            your own version of a delicious burger in our commercial kitchen and
               Fri 22 May                          9am – 2.30pm
                                                                            create mocktails in our training bar. And of course you get to eat and
   DURATION             LOCATION           COST                 LEVEL       drink your creations too.

                            Timaru
      1 day                                 Free              Year 9 & 10                   DATE                               TIME
                            campus

                                                                                          Mon 29 Jun                         9am – 3pm

                                                                               DURATION            LOCATION           COST               LEVEL

                                                                                                       Timaru
                                                                                  1 day                               Free            Year 9 – 11
                                                                                                       campus

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Junior Tasters – South Canterbury

Barista Taster
Have fun creating your own beverages and find out what it takes
                                                                                     Trades
to become a barista. Includes a tour of the hospitality department,
kitchens and restaurant.                                                             Trades Taster
                                                                                     Check out the wide range of trades careers available, as you work in
                  DATE                                          TIME                 teams to complete a hands-on project. Bring together elements of
                                                                                     engineering and construction skills to compete against other teams.
                On request.                                 9am – 12pm

    DURATION              LOCATION                  COST                 LEVEL                       DATE                                 TIME

                              Timaru                                                             Thu 20 Aug                           9am – 12.30pm
      3 hours                                    $30 (ex GST)          Year 9 – 13
                              campus
                                                                                        DURATION            LOCATION          COST                 LEVEL
*Please check our website or contact engagement@ara.ac.nz.
                                                                                                              Timaru
                                                                                         3.5 hours                             Free              Year 10 & 11
                                                                                                              campus

Introduction to Hairdressing &
Beauty Therapy
Get a taste of the hairdressing and beauty therapy industries as a
possible career! Receive your “look” brief then create the hair and
make-up to suit.

                  DATE                                          TIME

          Mon 15 & Tue 16 Jun                               9am – 3pm

    DURATION              LOCATION                  COST                 LEVEL

                              Timaru
       2 days                                       Free               Year 9 & 10
                              campus

Language &
Education
Outdoor Education & Sustainability Taster
Have a day out and participate in an outdoor activity* while observing
current students and learning what this career path is all about.

                 DATE                                        TIME

   Please see website for details                          9am – 3pm

   DURATION             LOCATION             COST                      LEVEL

                         Timaru
       1 day                                     Free               Year 9 – 13
                         campus

*Please note, activities are weather dependent

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Senior Tasters
Business                                                                     Creative
Shadow an Ara Graduate                                                       Senior Arts Taster
Follow and observe an Ara graduate in their workplace for a morning          Spend a day in our art classes in Timaru, participating in hands-on
then return to Ara for lunch and a discussion about your experience.         sessions. Come along and explore your creativity with drawing,
Spend the afternoon at Ara exploring areas of business you’re                acrylic painting or relief printmaking, and receive guidance and
interested in.                                                               careers information from our experienced art tutors.

                   DATE                                TIME                                 DATE                                  TIME

             Week of 25 May*                                                        Thu 21 May, Thu 10 Sep                      9am – 2pm
                                                    9am – 2.30pm
             Week of 24 Aug*
                                                                                DURATION           LOCATION             COST                LEVEL
    DURATION               LOCATION         COST                LEVEL
                                                                                                    Timaru               Free            Year 11 – 13
                                                                                   1 day
                              Timaru                                                                campus
        1 day                                Free             Year 11 – 13
                              campus

*Subject to availability of graduates                                        Senior Design Taster
                                                                             Participate in hands-on design activities and see what happens in
                                                                             our visual communication, photography and animation classes.
Computing
                                                                                            DATE                                  TIME
Network Servers and VOIP/IP
                                                                                    Thu 26 Mar (Ashburton)
Find out about career paths in this ever-changing field and expand                   Thu 28 May (Timaru)
                                                                                                                                9am – 2pm
                                                                                      Thu 17 Sep (Timaru)
your knowledge of IT. Learn about the skills and attributes required
                                                                                     Thu 11 Jun (Oamaru)
for IT roles such as business analyst, IT consultant, project manager
and more. Then, explore how to build a network, make telephone                  DURATION           LOCATION             COST                LEVEL
calls between and across networks, and how the internet supports
Voice-over Internet Protocol (VOIP). You’ll also learn how to install                              Ashburton,
and configure a virtualised MS Windows server with mirrored drives.                                 Timaru &
                                                                                   1 day                                 Free            Year 11 – 13
                                                                                                    Oamaru
                                                                                                   campuses
                   DATE                                TIME

                 Fri 19 Jun                         9am – 2.30pm             Photoshop for Photography
    DURATION               LOCATION         COST                LEVEL        Learn from our expert tutors how to enhance and manipulate
                                                                             photos you’ve taken using Photoshop. We’ll cover ‘Photoshop 101’
                              Timaru                                         and advanced features suited to individual interests. This free, hands-
        1 day                                Free             Year 11 – 13
                              campus
                                                                             on day is a great way to find out what’s possible with this software
                                                                             and where it can take you in the industry.
Scripting and Data
Expand your knowledge of IT, web design and mobile devices and                              DATE                                  TIME
find out about career paths in this ever-changing field. Learn about
the skills and attributes required for IT roles such as business analyst,             Thu 18 Jun (Timaru)
                                                                                       Thu 9 Jul (Timaru)                       9am – 2pm
IT data consultant, project manager and more. Then, explore how to                   Thu 25 Jun (Oamaru)
manage big data, how databases work and how to create one. You’ll
also redesign a web page to work on mobile screens and implement                DURATION           LOCATION             COST                LEVEL
your design with HTML and CCS. Then, you’ll learn about being a
front-end developer using woof.js – the next step from using Scratch.                              Timaru &
                                                                                   1 day            Oamaru               Free            Year 11 – 13
                                                                                                   campuses
                   DATE                                TIME

                Thu 18 Jun                          9am – 2.30pm

    DURATION               LOCATION         COST                LEVEL

                              Timaru
        1 day                                Free             Year 11 – 13
                              campus

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Senior Tasters – South Canterbury

Hospitality &                                                               Barista Taster
                                                                            Get a taste of the café environment! Have some fun creating your

Service Industries                                                          own beverages and find out what it takes to become a barista.
                                                                            Includes a tour of the hospitality department, kitchens and restaurant.

Let’s Get Cooking Māori and Pasifika                                                          DATE                                      TIME

Discover the career opportunities in the food and hospitality sector                        On request.                           9am – 12pm
with this hands-on event for Māori and Pasifika teenagers and their
parents. Includes team cooking activities and a shared lunch.                   DURATION             LOCATION              COST                  LEVEL
All friends, whānau and fanau welcome to join in for lunch.
                                                                                                          Timaru       $30 (ex GST)            Year 9 – 13
                                                                                  3 hours
                                                                                                          campus
                DATE                                 TIME
                                                                            *Please check our website or contact engagement@ara.ac.nz
                                                   9am-1pm
         Fri 17 Apr, Fri 18 Sep
                                      (lunch from 12pm-1pm, all welcome)
                                                                            Hairdressing Taster
   DURATION             LOCATION           COST                LEVEL
                                                                            Find out if hairdressing is for you! Learn braiding and styling
                                                                            techniques using our mannequins then style each other’s hair.
                                                         Māori & Pasifika
                          Timaru            Free           teenagers
     4 hours
                          campus                          and families
                                                                                              DATE                                      TIME

                                                                                     Tue 9 Jun, Tue 11 Aug                        9am – 3pm
The Art of Hospitality - Restaurant
                                                                                DURATION             LOCATION              COST                  LEVEL
Is a career in hospitality for you? Find out here! Get hands-on
experience in hospitality by learning restaurant skills and help                                          Timaru           Free                Year 11 – 13
                                                                                   1 day
run our real, on-campus restaurant.                                                                       campus

                DATE                                 TIME                   Beauty Therapy Taster
         Mon 8 & Tue 9 Jun                         9am – 3pm                Experience beauty therapy as a career. Learn to perform a mini facial,
                                                                            manicure and day makeup on your classmates and then take your
   DURATION             LOCATION           COST                LEVEL        turn to be pampered.

                          Timaru            Free            Year 11 – 13
      2 days
                          campus                                                              DATE                                      TIME

                                                                                    Mon 11 May, Tue 9 Jun                         9am – 3pm
The Art of Hospitality - Cookery
                                                                                DURATION             LOCATION              COST                  LEVEL
Is cookery the right career for you? Find out here! Learn the culinary
skills required to prepare, cook and serve a three-course menu to                                         Timaru           Free                Year 11 – 13
                                                                                   1 day
customers in our real, on-campus restaurant.                                                              campus

                DATE                                 TIME

         Mon 8 & Tue 9 Jun                         9am – 3pm

   DURATION             LOCATION           COST                LEVEL

                          Timaru            Free            Year 11 – 13
      2 days
                          campus

                                                                                                                    SOUTH CANTERBURY EXPERIENCES | 27
Senior Tasters – South Canterbury

Language &
Education
Early Childhood Education Taster
Discover the delights of working in the early childhood sector with
hands-on activities including games, quizzes, teaching and creating,
and meet current early childhood education students to get a feel
for what it’s like.

                DATE                               TIME

       Wed 17 Jun, Wed 16 Sep                    9am – 3pm

   DURATION             LOCATION          COST                LEVEL

                         Timaru           Free               Year 11-13
      1 day
                         campus

Trades
Sparky for a Day
Try a range of hands-on experiences in the electrical industry
and see if being an electrician is the right career for you.

                DATE                               TIME

        Fri 26 Jun, Fri 14 Aug                   9am-3pm

   DURATION             LOCATION          COST                LEVEL

                         Timaru           Free             Year 11 – 13
      1 day
                         campus

Welder for a Day
Try a range of hands-on experiences in the welding industry and
see if being a welder is the right career for you.

                DATE                               TIME

        Fri 13 Mar, Fri 20 Mar,
                                                 9am – 3pm
        Fri 26 Jun, Thu 30 Jul

   DURATION             LOCATION          COST                LEVEL

                         Timaru           Free             Year 11 – 13
      1 day
                         campus

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Senior Tasters – South Canterbury

Basic MIG Welding                                                           Automotive – Introduction to Engines
Learn basic MIG welding skills and safe practices, then have a go at        Try a range of hands-on experiences in an automotive workshop
a range of practical activities and find out about career and               and see if being a mechanic is the right career for you.
study options in welding.                                                   This one-day course will cover elements of small engine
                                                                            repairs in a practical workshop environment.

                 DATE                                TIME
                                                                                            DATE                               TIME
        Fri 28 Feb & Fri 6 Mar
                                                   9am – 3pm
        Fri 27 Mar & Fri 3 Apr                                                            Thu 17 Sep                         9am – 3pm

   DURATION             LOCATION           COST                LEVEL           DURATION            LOCATION          COST                LEVEL

                            Timaru          Free             Year 11 – 13                              Timaru
      2 days                                                                      1 day                               Free            Year 11 – 13
                            campus                                                                     campus

Mechanical Engineer for a Day
Explore machine-shop fundamentals and try a range of hands-on
experiences in the mechanical engineering industry to see if being
a mechanical engineer is the right career for you.

                 DATE                                TIME

               Wed 27 May                          9am – 3pm

   DURATION             LOCATION           COST                LEVEL

                            Timaru          Free             Year 11 – 13
       1 day
                            campus

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

                 DATE                                TIME

   Thu 2 Apr, Thu 2 Jul, Thu 24 Sep                9am – 3pm

   DURATION             LOCATION           COST                LEVEL

                            Timaru          Free             Year 11 – 13
       1 day
                            campus

Automotive – Introduction to Vehicle Servicing
Try a range of hands-on experiences in an automotive
workshop and see if this is the right career for you. This
one-day course covers the fundamentals of vehicle
servicing in a practical workshop environment.

                 DATE                                TIME

               Thu 25 Jun                          9am – 3pm

   DURATION             LOCATION           COST                LEVEL

                            Timaru          Free             Year 11 – 13
       1 day
                            campus

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STAR Courses
Hospitality &                                                               Barista Essentials
                                                                            Become competent in the operation of a commercial espresso

Service Industries                                                          machine and earn Level 2 and 3 credits with Barista Essentials.
                                                                            Learn how to produce a range of beverages to give you experience
                                                                            in the hospitality industry and/or prepare for employment.
                                                                            Please note, this course has approximately 20 hours of
Food Processing                                                             online learning prior to course commencement.
Discover how to handle food and food equipment safely within
the food processing industry.                                                                  DATE                                  TIME

                                                                                                                          Daytime and evening
                 DATE                                 TIME                                On request.
                                                                                                                            options available

               On request.                       9am – 2.30pm                  DURATION               LOCATION          COST                  CODE

   DURATION             LOCATION          COST                 CODE
                                                                              18 hours (plus
                                                                                                        Timaru
                                                                               online study                         $420 (ex GST)           BBES200
                             Timaru                                                                     campus
     4 days                           $375 (ex GST)          FHFP200           beforehand)
                             campus
                                                                                                        NCEA           UNIT
                          NCEA           UNIT                                     LEVEL                                                        FOR
     LEVEL                                                      FOR                                    CREDITS      STANDARDS
                         CREDITS      STANDARDS
                                                                                                      4 x Level 2    17284, 17285,
                                        167, 13284,                                2&3                                                      Year 11 – 13
        2                      8                             Year 11 – 13                             8 x Level 3       17288
                                          20666

Food Safety                                                                 Café Barista Level 2
                                                                            Get an introduction to coffee making and commercial equipment,
Gain the practical skills and knowledge required to prepare food            and gain work-related skills for the hospitality industry.
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.                               DATE                                  TIME

                                                                                                                          Daytime and evening
                 DATE                                 TIME                                On request.
                                                                                                                            options available

             Wed 1 & 8 Apr                                                     DURATION               LOCATION          COST                  CODE
                                                  9am – 3pm
            Wed 19 & 26 Aug
                                                                                                      Timaru &
   DURATION             LOCATION          COST                 CODE          18 hours or flexi-
                                                                                                       Oamaru       $360 (ex GST)           CBSC201
                                                                                ble delivery
                                                                                                      campuses
      2 days          Timaru campus   $195 (ex GST)          FDSF200
                                                                                                       NCEA            UNIT
                                                                                  LEVEL                                                        FOR
                          NCEA           UNIT                                                         CREDITS       STANDARDS
     LEVEL                                                      FOR
                         CREDITS      STANDARDS
                                                                                     2                    4             17285               Year 11 – 13
        2                      4           167               Year 11 – 13

                                                                            Café Barista Level 3
Café Foods
                                                                            Become competent in the operation of a commercial espresso
Thinking of working in a kitchen or wondering what it would be like to      machine and learn how to produce a range of beverages to give you
be a chef? This course provides hands-on opportunities to work in a         experience in the hospitality industries and/ or prepare you for work.
commercial kitchen environment. Find out if this is the career for you
and learn how to prepare a range of sandwiches and bakery goods
that would be served in cafes.                                                                 DATE                                  TIME

                                                                                                                          Daytime and evening
                                                                                          On request.
                 DATE                                 TIME                                                                  options available

      Thu from 7 May to 11 Jun                    9am – 3pm                    DURATION               LOCATION          COST                  CODE

   DURATION             LOCATION          COST                 CODE                                   Timaru and
                                                                             18 hours or flexi-
                                                                                                        Oamaru      $360 (ex GST)           CBSC300
                                                                                ble delivery
                             Timaru                                                                    campuses
     6 days                           $620 (ex GST)          CKCF301
                             campus                                                                    NCEA            UNIT
                                                                                  LEVEL                                                        FOR
                          NCEA           UNIT                                                         CREDITS       STANDARDS
     LEVEL                                                      FOR
                         CREDITS      STANDARDS
                                                                                     3                    8         17284, 17288            Year 11 – 13
                                      13282, 13329,
        3                      8                             Year 11 – 13
                                          9681

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STAR Courses – South Canterbury

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

                  DATE                                 TIME

            Fri 8, 15 & 22 May
                                                   9am – 3pm
            Fri 5, 12 & 19 Jun

   DURATION              LOCATION          COST                  CODE

                          Timaru
     3 days                            $285 (ex GST)           STAR956
                          campus

                          NCEA            UNIT
     LEVEL                                                        FOR
                         CREDITS       STANDARDS

       2                     3             21907              Year 11 – 13

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

                  DATE                                 TIME

       Fri from 21 Aug to 4 Sep                    9am – 3pm

   DURATION              LOCATION         COST                  CODE

                           Timaru
      3 days                          $285 (ex GST)           STAR960
                           campus

                           NCEA           UNIT
     LEVEL                                                       FOR
                          CREDITS      STANDARDS

        2                        4      21911, 21912          Year 11 – 13

Carpentry Essentials
Work through a range of practical activities that will introduce you to
carpentry as a trade. This course will help you decide whether being
a builder is the right career for you. Requires a theory workbook to be
completed at school prior to the course.

                  DATE                                 TIME

      Thu from 7 May to 28 May
                                                   9am – 3pm
      Thu from 23 Jul to 13 Aug

   DURATION              LOCATION         COST                  CODE

                           Timaru
      4 days                          $380 (ex GST)           STAR963
                           campus

                           NCEA           UNIT
     LEVEL                                                       FOR
                          CREDITS      STANDARDS

                                       12997, 12998,
        3                        14                           Year 11 – 13
                                       12999, 13000

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Want to find out more?
     PO Box 540, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand

     0800 24 24 76 | engagement@ara.ac.nz | ara.ac.nz/exp

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