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Full time Ara courses starting mid year.


Ara Youth Guarantee – Semester Two 
If you are aged 16 – 18 and thinking of leaving school during the year – a Youth Guarantee programme at Ara could be a great opportunity for you to stay in education.

Available in a wide range of subjects, these free programmes set you up with great foundation skills for employment or further study and enable you to make confident decisions about the future.

The following YG courses are coming up in July this year:

  • Creative Industries Vocational Pathway Level 2
  • New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 3
  • New Zealand Certificate in Salon Skills (Introductory) Level 2
  • New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Electrical Engineering)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Introduction to Automotive Engineering)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Introduction to Construction)
We encourage students to apply now or get in touch with with any questions!


What is the difference between Law and Criminal Justice?

What is the difference between Law and Criminal Justice?

Law and Criminal Justice are two very different subjects. Students
must complete a Bachelor of Laws if they want to practice law,
however, people who study law work not only as lawyers, but also as
judges’ clerks, government policy analysts, and in leadership positions
in the business community. The Bachelor of Criminal Justice combines
multidisciplinary academic study with a strong vocational focus,
and looks at the whole criminal justice system and its processes,
including governance, enforcement, rehabilitation and improvement.
It is relevant to careers in areas such as law enforcement, corrections,
offender rehabilitation, working with young offenders, criminal
law, security and border control. More information about these
qualifications and career opportunities can be found here: Law and
Criminal Justice.

Hotel Management courses – PIHMS

Diploma & Degree Course Level 5,6,7

Live, study and learn our world class student campus hotel facility

Students are totally immersed in an hotel environment. They will be living in twin share hotel rooms.  Meals will be served in our La Vista Restaurant onsite.

Learning is a combination of lecture style delivery in business subjects and practical hotel operations; whereby students gain experience in roles within the hotel school from food & beverage, front office, housekeeping & management

Earn up to $55,000 during your study – Paid Hotel Internships at PIHMS throughout your study

Students partaking in the Level 6 Diploma and above will undergo two six month paid Hotel Internships, with potential earnings of $30,000 – $55,000 during your study. Placements are sourced by the PIHMS industry placement team, in leading hotels throughout New Zealand and Australia. Please note placements in Australia are only available for New Zealand Citizens.

The PIHMS diploma and degree are the best way to get top hospitality jobs. You will graduate with superior qualification and valuable work experience vital to receive your dream hospitality, hotel or tourism job – Including highly paid management positions.

  • 96% of PIHMS students receive employment within 3 months after graduating from PIHMS

Qualifications gained are New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 5 (1 year), New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 6 (1 year), Bachelor of Applied Hospitality and Tourism Management Level 7 (1 year).

PIHMS Paid Hotel Internships provide all students on these courses with actual work experience. This creates an excellent pathway into employment upon graduation.

Subject Area: 

Management and Commerce, Business and Management, Hospitality Management.

Entry Requirements:
All applicants are interviewed. Students under 17.5 will be assessed on a case by case basis.  Students are required to have completed year 12 and successfully attained NCEA level 2 with at least a total of 80 credits (or equivalent for overseas students).

  • 60 credits must be obtained at level 2 or above
  • 20 credits can be obtained from any level
  • The Level 1 literacy and numeracy requirements must also be met
  • Should students not gain the required numeracy and literacy credits from Maths and English then the remaining numeracy and literacy credits from other subjects will be assessed on a case to case basic

Overseas ESOL minimum of IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 213 (comp adaptive) or 550 (written). Level 5 Students with IELTS 5.5 will be required to take business communication elective.


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Street Talk Defensive Driving Courses

Street Talk Defensive Driving Courses

Cost $175(includes driving session)

NB Anyone with demerit points can complete

If you miss a session you have the flexibility to catch up this session at another course

To Enrol:

txt: 027229 8018

Held at Rewi Alley Riccarton 6-8pm

April- Mon15, Wed 17,  Wed 24, Mon 29th

Held at Christchurch Girls High School


May -Mon 6-Thu 9th– Mon 13 -Thu 16th

Held at St Bedes College 3-5pm

May -Mondays 6th-13th-20-27th

Held at St Margarets College 3.45-5.45pm

May -Tuesdays 7-14-21-28th

Held at Lincoln High School 3.15-5.15pm

May -Tue 13-Thu 16-Tue 21-Thu 23


Full Time Travel and Tourism courses 2019

Just touching base to say that we still have space on our level 3 Tourism and level 4 Travel full time course in Christchurch based at SIT in Hornby.  The two course combined takes 10 months in total and students will finish at the end of November 2019.  Both courses are covered by Fees Free.

For more information on each course please click on the links below:

Level 3 –

Level 4  –

If you have any students from last year that you are in touch with that showed some interest in tourism but you are aware they have not left the beach as yet to sort their plans out for 2019, please encourage them to do so ASAP.

Once these courses start, it is unlikely there will be further courses offered  in 2019.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Ceri and Ruby.

Ceri John Jenkins     Project Manager

+64 21 623 753    +64 9 373 5510 



2019 Ara Dual Enrolled Course brochure available

The Dual Enrolled prograame involves students attending CBHS for classes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and attending Ara on Thursday and Friday.
Please CLICK HERE for an information brochure.
Ara Institute of Canterbury are holding a Trades Pathways Evening on Tues 11 Sept 6:00-8:30pm at the Woolston Campus for those families that would like further information and a tour of the facilities. Please CLICK HERE for details and to register.
See below the Entry Criteria and the type of student these courses would suit.
If you require further information or would like to discuss this option, please feel free to contact me on 348 5003 ext. 263 or via email.
Richard Webster
CBHS Careers Advisor
Entry criteria
  • You must be a motivated Year 12–13 CBHS student
  • You need to be keen to pursue a career pathway related to the programme
  • As this programme is delivered in conjunction with an outside tertiary provider students’ must have demonstrated good attendance and behaviour in previous years. School Reports, attendance records and teacher comments will all be considered in the selection process.
  • Ideally you should have achieved NCEA Level 1 including English and Maths or be working towards it (however exceptions may be made in some circumstances).
  • Meet the entry criteria set by the tertiary provider and attend an interview
  • A limited number of places are available
  • For more information and to register your interest check out:
This option is perfect for students who . . .
  • Want an alternative to traditional secondary education.
  • Are looking for something hands-on, practical and relevant to an industry or profession.
  • Want a qualification that gives you skills and strengths employers are looking for.
  • Want to obtain NCEA credits for real-world career training. Studies Guide 2019 – 115 What can I study? You will attend CBHS Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday completing a set course of work and you will attend a local tertiary provider Thursday and Friday to study for your vocational qualification. Dual Enrolled students can partake in skills-based training in the following areas:
    • Building and Construction           Automotive and Engineering
    • Food and Hospitality                    Electrical        Retail
    • Tourism, Retail, Hair and Beauty(The list above is subject to change due to changes in government funding allocations)

Ara application closing dates – reminder

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Remember that some application closing dates are coming up soon! It is important that you check application requirements for the programme to which you are applying. There are often additional application requirements to complete alongside the standard application form.

Below is a list of programmes with upcoming application closing dates:


Bachelor of Performing Arts – 31 August
Bachelor of Medical Imaging – 1 September
Bachelor of Midwifery – 1 September 
Bachelor of Nursing – 3 October (this is a new date) 
Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications – 30 September
Bachelor of Social Work – 31 October
NZ Certificate in Animal Management – 30 October
NZ Certificate in Animal Technology – 30 October

If you have questions about how to apply please contact

Thinking about studying at Victoria University Wellington

Degree sheets

Use our degree sheets to provide information to your students on the different study options at Victoria.

Our degree information sheets contain:

  • degree overview
  • list of recommended school subjects
  • information on postgraduate study options
  • list of potential careers
  • degree examples and admission
  • degree, major, minor and specialisation requirements for each degree.

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