Study for FREE! 

The Government has announced a new Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) that supports any domestic student to study/train for high-demand industries as New Zealand recovers from Covid-19.

The targeted areas include all of our programmes listed below - and they'll be fully-funded until December 2022.

What do I need to know? 

  • Additional costs such as calculators, textbooks or protective footwear are not covered by this TTAF initiative (and neither are your living costs) so you may want to apply for a student loan or allowance through Studylink to cover these costs if you're a full-time learner. Part-time learners are not generally eligible for financial help through Studylink but some support may be available depending on your circumstances. More information about additional costs/paying for your study can be found on each of our programme information sheets by clicking the programme names in the study areas below. 

  • Some of our programme durations will mean that your study crosses over into at least 2023. However, it's important to note that only your study during 2022 is covered through TTAF. This applies whether you are studying full-time or part-time. 

  • However, the Government is also running a funding scheme called Fees Free for domestic learners. This scheme normally pays for your first year of study if you’ve never been enrolled in tertiary study over 60 credits at Level 3 or higher in New Zealand. They have confirmed that TTAF does not impact on a learner’s entitlement to also access the Fees Free scheme.

  • So, you’ll be covered by TTAF for your study during 2022 and, if you would have originally been eligible for Fees Free, you’ll be able to access that to cover additional costs. Fees Free only covers your tuition fees - just like TTAF, it doesn't cover additional costs or living costs. You can check your Fees Free eligibility here > 

 


Apiculture

New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 3)

Start: September 2022
Duration: 33 weeks part-time

New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 4)

Start: September 2022
Duration: 33 weeks part-time

 

New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Queen Bee Rearing) (Level 4) 

Start: September 2022
Duration: 33 weeks part-time 


Cellar Operations

New Zealand Certificate in Cellar Operations (Level 3) 

Start: August 2022
Duration: 17 weeks part-time

 


Construction

New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) (Construction Management) or (Quantity Surveying)

Start: Monthly 2022 (Capable NZ, work-based learning option only)
Duration: 10 months full-time / 18-20 months part-time

 


Education

New Zealand Certificate in Education Support (Level 4)

Start: August 2022
Duration: 13 weeks full-time

 


Engineering

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) (Level 6)

Start: July 2022
Duration: 2 years full-time / 4 years part-time

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) (Level 6)

Start: July 2022
Duration: 2 years full-time / 4 years part-time

 

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) (Level 6)

Start: July 2022
Duration: 2 years full-time / 4 years part-time

 


Horticulture

High Country Farming (on campus)
aka New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure) and New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Farming Systems) 

Start: July 2022
Duration: 1 years full-time

Land Based Sustainability Practices (online)
aka New Zealand Certificate in Land Based Sustainability Practices (Level 3)

Start: July 2022
Duration: 13 weeks full-time

 

General Horticulture (online)
aka New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) (Level 3)

Start: July 2022
Duration: 17 weeks full-time / 1 year part-time

 

Nursery Production (industry-based/online)
aka New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) (Nursery Production)

Start: Anytime 2022
Duration: 20 weeks across 2-3 years part-time

 

Nursery and Fruit Production (on campus)
aka New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) (Nursery Production) and the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Production (Level 4) (Fruit Production)

Start: July 2022
Duration: 1 year full-time

 

Amenity Horticulture (industry-based)

aka New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 4) (Amenity)

Start: Anytime 2022
Duration: 2-3 years part-time

 

Fruit Production (industry-based/online)
aka New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Production (Level 4) (Fruit Production)

Start: Anytime 2022
Duration: 1-2 years part-time

 

Fruit Production (Level 5) (on campus or online with block courses)
aka New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production (Level 5 ) (Fruit Production)

Start: July 2022
Duration: 1 year full-time / 2-3 years part-time

 


Hospitality / Horticulture 

Te Whakamahi Whenua (Level 3)
New Zealand Certificate in Māori Traditional Food Production, Harvest and Management (Kaupae 3)

Start: July 2022
Duration: 20 weeks full-time
 


Human and Community Services

New Zealand Certificate in Whānau Ora (Level 3)

Start: July 2022
Duration: 20 weeks full-time 

 


IT 

New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

Start: July 2022
Duration: 17 weeks full-time / 1 year part-time

 


Trades

Automotive

New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Electrical Engineering (Level 4)

Start: Flexible 2022
Duration: 3.5 years part-time

 

New Zealand Certificate in Heavy Automotive Engineering (Level 4) (Road Transport)

Start: Flexible 2022
Duration: 3.5 years part-time

 

New Zealand Certificate in Light Automotive Engineering (Level 4)

Start: Flexible 2022
Duration: 2 years part-time

 

Construction 

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) (Carpentry)

Start: June 2022 (Dunedin) or July 2022 (Cromwell)
Duration: 1 year full-time

 

New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4)

Start: Flexible 2022
Duration: 3.5 years full-time 

 

Electrical 

New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory and Practice (Level 4)

Start: July 2022
Duration: 4 years full-time