STAR courses

Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource (STAR) courses are short classes that help students to explore career options and make informed decisions about their future schooling, work or study.

NMIT offers short, hands-on courses students can complete during school terms and school holidays, with some offering NCEA credits at Level 1 and Level 2. 

Please contact your school’s Career Advisor to apply.

2022 STAR courses

Date Course Course Aim Unit Standard NCEA Level Credits
TBC Bar Service (Mocktails) Gain practical “real world” learning in hospitality skills and bar service. Learn to prepare and serve a range of non-alcoholic drinks and mocktail recipes and ingredients. (CLASS NOW FULL) 21057 L1 2

TBC

Barista Services

Learn basic barista skills in preparing espresso beverages, which may help to secure that part-time job in a café whilst you’re studying at school. (CLASS NOW FULL)

17285 L2 4
27 - 29 April Café Table Service Learn real word hospitality skills in a café service environment. Participate in NMIT’s own Rata Room cafe services and focus on customer dining service and equipment. (CLASS NOW FULL) 14434 L2 3
25 - 27 May Barista Services Learn basic barista skills in preparing espresso beverages, which may help to secure that part-time job in a café whilst you’re studying at school. (CLASS NOW FULL) 17285 L2 4
31 May - 2nd June Patisserie and Baking Gain cookery skills in a commercial kitchen service environment, focusing on baking a range of cakes, bread and pastries for our Rata Room customers. 13272 L2 2
05 -07 July Marlborough Beauty and Fashion Trends Explore fashion trends and influences whilst being introduced to nail services, make-up design, skincare, manicures and facial services in a clinic environment. 28027 L2 3
05 - 07 July Hairdressing Salon Skills You will be introduced to the tools and products of the Hairdressing trade and will learn to shampoo hair and dress long hair into simple styles in a salon setting.(CLASS NOW FULL) 25439 L2 2
12 - 14 July Beauty and Fashion Trends Explore fashion trends and influences whilst being introduced to nail services, make-up design, skin care, manicures and facial services in a clinic environment. 28027 L2 3

03 & 04

August

Automotive Gain basic knowledge and skills to strip and reassemble a four-stroke engine in our amazing on-site facilities.      
Term 3 and 4
14 -16 September Barista Learn basic barista skills in preparing espresso beverages, which may help to secure that part-time job in a café whilst you’re studying at school.(CLASS NOW FULL) 17285 L2 4
27th & 28th September Cookery - Gourmet to Go Gain cookery and gourmet sandwich preparation skills in a commercial kitchen service environment. Focus on combinations, advanced preparation techniques, flavours and textures and finishing presentation techniques. 13282 L3 2
03 -05 October Barista Learn basic barista skills in preparing espresso beverages, which may help to secure that part-time job in a café whilst you’re studying at school. 17285 L2 4
06 - 07 October Bar Service (Mocktails) Gain practical “real world” learning in hospitality skills and bar service. Learn to prepare and serve a range of non-alcoholic drinks and mocktail recipes and ingredients. 21057 L1 2
10 - 12 October Café Table Service Learn real word hospitality skills in a café service environment. Participate in NMIT’s own Rata Room cafe services and focus on customer dining service and equipment. 14434 L2 3

27 -28 

September

Welding Intermediate This course will provide students with a more in-depth understanding of basic Gas and Mig welding, as well as an introduction to Arc and Tig welding. The course will focus on practical welding skills in the workshop and will also introduce students to a range of careers and pathways in the mechanical engineering field, including tertiary study and apprenticeship options.      

03 - 04 

August

Joinery This course provides students with an introduction to the elementary skills required to work in the Joinery/construction industry. It also provides an introduction to safe working practices and an understanding of joinery terminology. Students will produce and assemble an item created from timber and learn to identify joinery equipment and tools required for the joinery/construction industry.      
01 - 04 November VHF Radio Ops The Maritime VHF Operator course covers the general features and functions of a maritime VHF radio, correct distress and urgency procedures and more.  19491 L3 3

 

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