Whitireia Courses

The 2016  for Whitireia courses run over Terms 1, 2 & 3.

Most of these courses are offered over each of the terms and the popular courses are run more frequently within each term. 

Please note that these courses fill up fast so you need to be proactive about registering your interest with Careers as soon as possible.

Automotive Engineering 
This programme is designed to give participants a hands on taste of the Automotive Engineering studies and to help prepare for further study in this industry. this course will cover various practical tasks, underpinned by the relevant theory. Students need to be aware that some additional revision work maybe necessary in order to successfully achieve these units. Unit Standards 233 Level 2, 2 Credits, 21679 Level 2, 2 credits, 21719 Level 2, 1 Credit, 217722 Level 2, 2 Credits and 21869 Level 1, 1 Credit.

Beauty Services Introduction
Gain an understanding of the Beauty services industry. Participate in various practical activities which may include: Make Up - Glamour, Day, Occasional along with Nail Art.  Learn what subjects to take at secondary school that will assist them in gaining acceptance into training in the Beauty Services industry. 

Beauty Services / Make Up Artistry 
Gain an understanding of the Beauty Services industry. Participate in the application of make-up through a range of five products and the use of the different tools of make-up application, cleansing of skin for make-up application, hand care and nail art. Learn what subjects to take at secondary school that will assist them in gaining acceptance into training in the Beauty Therapy / Make Up Artistry industry. 

Coffee Making Introduction 
Demonstrate knowledge of, and prepare espresso equipment and ingredients. Extract espresso and explain potential problems with espresso and espresso equipment. Prepare milk and explain potential problems with preparing milk for espresso beverages. Participate in various practical activities including: : Learn how to prepare and serve a range of espresso beverages. Present espresso beverages for service. Unit Standards 17285 Level 2, 4 Credits & 17288 Level 3, 5 Credits.

Business Admin 1 

This programme is designed to introduce students to a career in Business admin and to give them a hands on taste of the work involved. Unit Standard 121 level 2 , 5 credits.
Business Admin II 
This programme will introduce students to the key responsibilities and skills required by someone considering working in a receptionist role. (As a pre-requisite students must have gained Unit Standard 121). Unit Standard 122 Level 3 5 credits.

Carpentry 
This programme is designed to give participants a hands on taste of the building industry. Students will earn in an up to date, fully equipped workshop. this course is suitable for Y12 & 13 students who have a genuine desire to enter this industry. this course will cover various practical tasks which will be underpinned by relevant theory. Students need to be aware that some additional revision work maybe necessary in order to successfully achieve these unit standards. Unit Standards 12927 Level 2, 6 Credits, 24350 Level 2, 6 Credits, 2452 Level 1, 2 Credits and 12936 Level 2, 8 credits.

DJ 'ing (Introduction)
This programme is designed to introduce participants to the basics of DJ'ing and will provide students with the opportunity to experience a different aspect of the music industry.

Early Childhood Education(Introduction) 
This programme is designed to give students an understanding of career and further training opportunities with the Early Childhood Education sector while also giving a hands on taste of some practical child based activities in a fun way.Unit Standards 10017 level 2, 3 credits.

Electrical Engineering 
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to see what is involved in the electrical and related trades. During this two day course students will learn to make up and connect flexible cords to appliances and accessories. this is an extension of what is covered in the Trades Introduction electrical Day. ideal for students with areal interest in pursuing a career in this field.
Event management (Introduction) 
This programme is designed to introduce participants to the basics of Event Management theory. Students will gain skills to design, plan and budget an event.

Extreme Songwriting (Introduction) 
You have only 3 days to compose and perform a hit song! That means choosing a topic, developing characters, deciding song form, writing lyrics, composing music and arranging the performance. Poets, lyricists, singers, songwriters and players of musical instruments are welcome. There will also be the opportunity to have your song recorded live.

Hairdressing 
This programme will give students an understanding of the hairdressing industry and the importance of maintaining good stock control procedures and practices. Participate in various practical activities. Braiding, Shampooing hair and scalp, Blow-waving, straightening  and Hair Put-ups. Learn what subjects to take at secondary school that will assist them in gaining acceptance into training or an apprenticeship in the hairdressing industry.

High Ropes 
This course is designed to give students an experience of a high ropes course facilitated to create opportunities for personal and social development. Tit is designed to give participants a hands on taste of Outdoor Adventure studies and to help prepare for further study in the industry. Unit Standard 473 Level 2, 3 Credits.

Knives & Food Safety (Cookery) 
This programme is designed to give students interested in working or preparing for work in a food business the skills and understanding of practices of safe food handling techniques. students will also gain necessary for handling and maintaining knives. Unit Standards 167 Level 2, 4 Credits & 13285 level 2,2 credits.
Journalism (Introduction Seminar)

Light Engineering (Fabrication & Welding) 
This programme is designed to give students a hands on experience of Light Engineering including ; Fabrication and Welding used in the following industries. Automotive, Plumbing, Drain laying, Gas fitting and Roofing industries.  It will assist students with making career choices and prepare them for further study. Unit Standards 21671 Level 2, 4 Credits, 21682 Level 2, 2 Credits, 21685 Level 2, 3 Credits.

Live Sound 
This programme is designed to introduce participants to the basics of Live sound theory and practice. students will gain skills top set up and operate small PA systems. Unit Standards 12825 Level 3, 2 Credits.

Nursing & Health Studies (Introduction) 
An opportunity to meet tutors/ programme managers and current students. Learn about subject choices that will enhance your acceptance on to these programmes. 
Learn about the programmes on offer including Certificate in Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing & Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic). Participate in a range of Nursing Activities.

Performing Arts Experience Day 
Students will explore acting, dance and performance skills from the range of courses on offer. These will include a selection from the following: Maori, Cook Islands, Samoan, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Acting and Music Theater. If you love to be on stage, love performing and have a live for your own or other cultures - then this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Plumbing, Drain laying, Gas-fitting & Roofing - Soldering 
This programme is designed to give students a hands on experience of Plumbing, Drain laying, Gas-fitting & Roofing - Soldering trade areas and help prepare them for further study. Unit Standards 25414 Level 2, 2 Credits, 25413 Level 2, 3 Credits.

Radio Training 
View facilities at the Media Training school and meet with tutors and current students. Have a go at some of these activities: Voice an ad: record a voice break or speed break on air; play a promo game; do a crossover or news read; music quiz.
 







Trades (Introduction) 
This programme is designed to give participants a hands on taste of the various trades (Plumbing/Roofing, Automotive Engineering, Electrical & Carpentry) over 4 days. Includes theory and practical elements.








































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