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Maths, computing, and English language
skills help us to get by in everyday life
and in our jobs. It is getting harder to
get by without these skills. Practising these skills
in practical and interesting contexts can make
learning much easier.
With this in mind, Karoro Learning are offering
three different practical courses that can help to
improve literacy/numeracy skills in adults and
These courses are free and include:
• Computers for everyday life — Using computers
and the internet for everyday activities
• Lifecraft — Budgeting, reading, writing etc in
the context of using practical skills for things like
gardening, to save money and improve lifestyle.
• Skill Builder — Getting help with the particular
skills that may be needed for paid employment.
These courses are generally two or three days a
week over an 8 – 10 week period.
Students who live in our pick-up zone may be
able to access free transport if we have sufficient
room in our vehicle.
Class sizes are usually small, so there is plenty of
opportunity to get the one to one support that will
help you to make good progress.
Over 2015, Karoro Learning aims to support at
least 70 local adults to improve their English and
Southern Institute of Technology has
devoted over a million dollars to outfitting
the SIT audio campus with some of the top
equipment in the industry.
The audio production programme closely aligns
itself with contemporary music and digital media.
Student’s tap into the other departments to
complete assignments and work on collaborative
projects providing them with real life industry
experience by working with multiple channels to
achieve a common goal.
One of the most talked about features of the
SIT audio production degree is the trip in the final
year to the SAE Institute in Byron Bay Australia that
students undertake as part of the programme.
Here the students hone their knowledge and
experience at the top sound recording studio in
the Southern Hemisphere.
Daniel Rogers AKA Charlie, is a former student
of SIT who graduated from the Bachelor of Audio
Production. He is now ‘walking the talk’ and has
More recently Charlie and a fellow colleague
have opened their own studio called ‘Blue Barn
Studios’ and have gained interest from big name
New Zealand artists. Charlie’s degree has helped
open doors, but it has also taken hard work and a
strong desire to get where he is today.
He commented that “anyone wanting to get
into audio production should definitely give SIT
serious thought as the programme gives students
a solid understanding of what to expect in the real
With access to the best industry equipment, a
300 seat entertainment auditorium and closely
aligned industry links you would expect to pay
high fees to get into one of SIT’s popular audio
However SIT is proud to offer the Zero Fees
Scheme. This unique scheme means that students
are only charged for the material costs of the
course, there are no tuition fees!
The next intake begins in early February 2015 so
enrol now to secure your place and say Yes to a
For more information telephone 0800 40 FEES,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.
Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s popular Hair,
Beauty and Grooming programme is
available fees-free to students under 25
in 2015. Local hair salons are always on the look-
out for graduates of the programme and former
students say the skills they learned gave them
a head-start in the beauty industry. The next
programme starts on February 9, and there are
still places available. There are plenty of reasons
to enrol in 2015, with students under 25 able
to study fees-free on this and a range of other
courses under the Government’s Youth Guarantee
and Foundation Education schemes.
Kayla Fisher says doing the Certificate of Hair,
Beauty and Grooming is what landed her the job
she loves. She graduated the programme in 2011
and was set up straight away with a hairdressing
apprenticeship. “Anyone who is thinking about
a career in hairdressing should do the course.
Hairdressers in town look for the graduates and
it’s what helped me get a foot in the door to the
Local employers have told the Polytechnic that
they prefer taking graduates of the programme
as apprentices, as they already have a good
grounding in the basics they need to get started
in the job.
Tutor Lynette Panther says the programme
gives students confidence and prepares them for
the real world. She says the majority of graduates
go on to hairdressing apprenticeships on the West
Coast, however some have become apprentices in
Christchurch and others have gone on to further
study in the beauty industry.
Lynette is also offering a fees-free course for
students with special learning needs this year.
Held each Friday from 9am to 3pm for 16 weeks,
the short course covers personal presentation,
communication skills and confidence, computers
and beauty, helping local students gain
confidence in their future. Fees-free learning
is available across a range of TPP programmes
including music, computing, beauty, trades,
culinary arts and business administration. TPP
West Coast Co-ordinator Marja Kneepkens says it
is a great way for young people to take that first
step in tertiary education.
“ We want to encourage young people to make
the most of the opportunities available to them.
Use the funding to start with any one of the many
courses available and you never know where it
might take you in the future.”
You can find out more about fees-free learning
at Tai Poutini Polytechnic at http://tpp.ac.nz/
Get a head-start in 2015 at
Tai Poutini Polytechnic
SIT audio students learn on the industry’s
maths skills for adults
Foundation Sound and Music
Hair, Beauty and Grooming
Business Administration and Computing
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