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Over 200 courses
33 subject areas
Certificate to Masters
5 campuses + Distance Learning
SIT has the study option for you.
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Hair, Beauty & Grooming
Pre Health & Science
Hospitality & Tourism
te Reo Māori
Business & Computing
Early Childhood Education
Careers and Courses2017
West Coast training options covered at TPP
to the learner
Meet the WestREAP Ace team: From left, John Barry (Computing and technology),
John Warner (DORA bus driver and engineer), Cheryl Smeaton (Team leader),
Sally Richardson (Standing — transition to school), Lesley Webb (Adult Literacy
and language support), Hine McLetchie (standing — Te Reo Maori tutor), Sue
Tuffnell (Mara Kai, Community gardener) and Casi Agnew (Activities and
Joanna Buchanan’s hard work at SIT pays dividends
MARA KAI — COMMUNITY GARDEN
Help us create our Hokitika Mara Kai, by the people,
for the people! You’ll learn how to grow it, cook it,
make gifts out of it! Our garden is a thriving active
community space — you can hang out with us or
come to a workshop in there every week
— most of the year!
Find us on Facebook,
check out our website
or find us here:
03 755 8700
or 0800 927 327
Māwhera Services Academy could be for you:
Mix of hands-on, physical and classroom learning
Learn discipline, fitness and practical skills up to NCEA Level 2
Strong support and team culture
Pathways to the army, navy, air force and other services
NOW UNDER A NEW DIRECTOR
Contact: Ms Roz Stuart at the
Greymouth High School Office
0800 GREY HIGH
YEAR 11, 12 OR 13 AND NOT SURE
WHAT TO DO WITH YOURSELF?
FIRED UP FOR A CAREER
IN THE MILITARY?
LEFT SCHOOL AND THINK IT MAY
HAVE BEEN A MISTAKE?
At WestREAP, we’re all about taking
learning to the learner, we’re working
in our community to bring you
opportunities to: try your hand, have
a go, create your own, step forward
toward your goals.
Our tutors and facilitators work
alongside you in the spaces that
work for you. We run weekly courses,
one off workshops and learning
community groups, volunteers and
Some of the activities we’ve got
coming together in 2017 will give
you an idea of the possibilities at
WestREAP — talk to us about your
Follow your dreams with specialised training
at Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) which leads
to real jobs.
With campuses Coast-wide and some flexi study
options available whether you’re interested in
jade carving, construction, agriculture, tourism
or computing, there is something for everyone at
programmes we’ll help you make your way in the
industry that you love.
Take a look below at some of the great options
available in 2017.
Jade and Hard Stone Carving:
The only programme of its kind in New Zealand,
TPP’s Jade and Hard Stone Carving will help you
forge a career from your art. You’ll learn technical
and artistic skills, as well as getting a practical
understanding of the industry.
Get a foot in the door to New Zealand’s booming
construction industry by studying with TPP.
Employers are looking for skilled graduates now
so whether you want to be involved in small or
large construction projects— it makes sense to
start your building career here.
If you’re keen on becoming an engineer,
experience training in TPP’s state-of-the-art facility
in Westport. Getting a good start in welding and
fitting and turning and good industry exposure
will help you get the job you are looking for.
Agriculture is one of New Zealand’s biggest-
earning industries and skilled staff are in huge
demand. TPP programmes cover the basics
of agricultural machinery, infrastructure and
livestock handling to help you get started in the
Early Childhood Education:
If you love children and want a career in the early
childhood sector, there’s no better place to start.
At the end of this practical programme, you’ll
be ready to work here or abroad or continue your
The Certificate in Pre-Health and Science is
aimed at preparing you to gain entry into tertiary
study for nursing, midwifery, sports science,
mental health, laboratory services and other
health related qualifications.
Tourism, Hospitality and Cookery:
The tourism industry is the fastest growing
industry in NZ.
Whether you choose to study tourism or
hospitality or become a chef — this busy and
exciting industry will take you places.
Business and Computing:
Take your career to the next level with
a programme in business or information
Whether you are a beginner or aiming to move
into management in ICT or business we offer a
range of qualifications for you to choose from.
has just appointed
a new Director, Staff
Brett Lomey, who
until recently worked
at NZ Army’s Youth
at Burnham. Staff
Lomey will bring his
experience and a strong
commitment to finding
and growing the best in
Based at Greymouth
High since 2015, 16-
18 year-olds from
anywhere in NZ are
they’ve left school and
think that may have
been the wrong call to
make. Most are looking
for a career in the Army,
but some just know
that physical fitness
and strong discipline is
what they need to get a
start in life.
At the MSA you have
a base of your own,
your own uniform and
your own tutor. You get
access to the gym and
courses with the Army
and you can still do
courses with the West
Coast Trades Academy.
Most students achieve
NCEA Level 2. You can
be proud of what you
achieve. And it’s free
Services Academy gains
Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) graduate
Joanna Buchanan was recognised this year for her
musical talents at the New Zealand Country Music
Awards in Gore.
Joanna, who graduated from the Bachelor of
Contemporary Music in December 2016, was
named the joint winner of the Mataura Licensing
Trust (MLT) Songwriting Award in June for her
The MLT Songwriting Awards sees a wide range
of musical talent showcased in front of some of
the country’s top music industry professionals.
Joanna was competing against songwriters from
New Zealand, Australia and the United States.
SIT Bachelor of Music tutor Hollie Longman said
the award came as no surprise to her, as Joanna
had always been musically gifted.
“From her first lesson, she applied a professional
approach. Aside from having a natural ability and
being gifted musically, Joanna is a hard worker.
In this industry, it’s 99% perspiration and 1%
inspiration. Jo understood this from the outset
and because of it, she has pushed herself and her
craft beyond her perceived limitations,” she said.
“I think we will see great things from Jo in
the future. She deserves the recognition of this
award, as she was competing against other more
experienced, professional musicians.”
Joanna also received the Top Live Performance
Award at the SIT end of year awards ceremony.
For further information on any of our
or phone 0800 4 O FEES (0800 403 337).
SIT provides for musically
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