Agriculture (Dairy Farming)

Leading to the NZ Certificate in Agriculture (Dairy Farming Strand) (Level 3)

  • Duration (including term breaks):
    42 weeks
  • Start Date:
    Multiple intakes
  • Location:
    Greymouth
  • Fees Free:

 

Programme Information

This programme offers a more flexible approach to learning that aims to get you into paid employment faster. You can start studying as a full-time student, then when an appropriate job is secured within the farming industry you simply move to our part-time programme and continue studying toward your qualification while working and earning a living.

 

Automotive Engineering

Leading to the NZ Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)

  • Duration (including term breaks):
    40 weeks
  • Start Date:
    February
  • Location:
    Greymouth
  • Fees Free:

 

Programme Information

If you love cars, trucks and motorbikes, and want to kick-start your career in the automotive industry, Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s NZ Certificate in Automotive Engineering is perfect for you. You’ll learn all about engines and their systems, workshop safety fundamentals, electrical and electronic principles.

 

Business Administration and Technology

Leading to the NZ Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)

  • Duration (including term breaks):
    20 weeks
  • Start Date:
    February
  • Location:
    Greymouth
  • Fees Free:

 

Programme Information

Enhance your knowledge with business administration expertise that will be transferrable across many jobs, and up-skill into a variety of solid career opportunities in the industry. The supportive learning environment will enable you to gain the skills and knowledge to be able to operate business technologies and perform a range of administrative tasks in various office environments.

 

Carpentry

Leading to the NZ Certificate in Construction Trades Skills, Carpentry (Level 3)

  • Duration (including term breaks):
    40 weeks
  • Start Date:
    February
  • Location:
    Greymouth
  • Fees Free:

 

Programme Information

Gain the practical skills and knowledge to prepare yourself to walk into an apprenticeship - learn how to handle tools, materials and apply health & safety on-site. You will gain real life experience building a house alongside your classmates to get a hands-on feel for the trade.

 

Civil Plant Operation

Leading to the NZ Certificate in Civil Infrastructure Bulk Earthworks (Level 3) subject to approval

  • Duration (including term breaks):
    29 weeks
  • Start Date:
    February
  • Location:
    Westport
    Greymouth
  • Fees Free:

 

Programme Information

Are you looking to change careers? This programme will equip you with safe practical experience on machinery, along with the necessary theory and industry contacts you’ll need to make it in the construction, forestry or mining industries. No prior experience in the industry is required.

 

Cookery

Leading to the NZ Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)

  • Duration (including term breaks):
    40 weeks
  • Start Date:
    February
  • Location:
    Greymouth
  • Fees Free:

 

Programme Information

If you’re passionate about cooking awesome food, or if you want to be part of an evolving progressive industry and kick-start a professional culinary arts career, this programme is for you. We start with the basics and take you to a level where you’re preparing and presenting outstanding restaurant food.

 

Foundation Skills

Leading to the NZ Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2)

  • Duration (including term breaks):
    20 weeks
  • Start Date:
    February
  • Location:
    Westport
  • Fees Free:

 

Programme Information

Are you wanting to gain a qualification, get guidance and support to help you decide what your next steps are? This qualification prepares you for study at higher levels. You can get 60 NCEA Level 2 credits by completing this qualification. You can then progress to New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation Level 3 study or other study options at Level 3 or higher.

 

Hard Stone and Jade Carving

Leading to the NZ Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 3)

  • Duration (including term breaks):
    20 weeks
  • Start Date:
    February
  • Location:
    Greymouth
  • Fees Free:

 

Programme Information

Turn your passion for art and sculpture into a lifelong career with Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s hard stone and jade carving programme. You’ll learn techniques and design skills that will allow you to create highly desirable one-off pieces of work.

 

Hard Stone and Jade Carving

Leading to the NZ Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 5)

  • Duration (including term breaks):
    40 weeks
  • Start Date:
    February
  • Location:
    Greymouth
  • Fees Free:

 

Programme Information

You will develop and expand your skills while living on the majestic West Coast – New Zealand’s home of pounamu – drawing inspiration from your surrounding environment and at the same time it will prepare you for the business of being a professional carver of jade, rock or other stone.

 

Horticulture

Leading to the NZ Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3)

  • Duration (including term breaks):
    20 weeks
  • Start Date:
    February
  • Location:
    Westport
    Greymouth
  • Fees Free:

 

Programme Information

Set yourself up for a career in the horticulture sector. This is the qualification perfectly designed whether you simply enjoy gardening, are already working in the industry or seeking a horticulture role, this certificate is sure to grow your knowledge and skills. Learning towards this qualification is delivered using on campus face-to-face teaching combined with online learning.

 

Outdoor and Adventure Education

Leading to the NZ Certificate in Outdoor and Adventure Education (Multi-skilled) (Level 4)

  • Duration (including term breaks):
    36 weeks
  • Start Date:
    February
  • Location:
    Greymouth
  • Fees Free:

 

Programme Information

Are you a keen beginner with general outdoor experience or already have considerable technical experience under your belt? Our low student to tutor ratios mean we can help you progress at your level, pushing you further for more challenges or breaking it down if it’s all new to you.

 

Outdoor Instruction and Guiding

Leading to the NZ Diploma in Outdoor and Adventure Education (Multi-skilled) (Level 5)

  • Duration (including term breaks):
    34 weeks
  • Start Date:
    February
  • Location:
    Greymouth
  • Fees Free:

 

Programme Information

If you are passionate about the outdoors, what better way to earn a living than sharing your passion with like-minded people! You will work with a wide variety of real clients in organised, supervised, instruction and guiding opportunities, receiving regular feedback and mentoring to improve your practice and prepare you for leading others out in the industry.

 

Ski Patrol

Leading to the NZ Certificate in Snowsport (Level 4) and NZ Certificate in Avalanche Risk Management (Level 5)

  • Duration (including term breaks):
    27 weeks
  • Start Date:
    April
  • Location:
    Wanaka
  • Fees Free:

 

Programme Information

If you’re someone who is at home in the mountains – and can imagine making them your office – Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s Ski Patrol programme is where you’ll develop ski patrolling skills in both the classroom and the ski field. The programme includes work placement at a ski area in New Zealand so you can gain the additional experience you will need to enter into the ski patrolling profession.

 

Study and Career Preparation

Leading to the NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)

  • Duration (including term breaks):
    19 weeks
  • Start Date:
    February
  • Location:
    Greymouth
  • Fees Free:

 

Programme Information

Give yourself a head-start on future study. Maybe you didn’t finish high school and you’re looking to get back to study, or you might just need some help to make sure you’re ready for a new training programme? We can help you learn how to manage your time, work as part of a team, communicate clearly, solve problems and gain the confidence to take on higher-level study or be work-ready.

 

Conditions apply. Visit www.tpp.ac.nz/conditions

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