Taster courses

Spend time on an NMIT campus, learning useful industry skills and gaining a taste of possible future career or study options.

If you are a school students (between Year 10 and 13) take a look at our study taster courses.

Taster courses at NMIT are designed to be an introduction to the study area. Each taster course
includes hands-on practical activities with no assessments. You will also learn about future
tertiary study options and career pathways.

Each course is 5 hours and starts at 9am finishing around 2.30pm.

How to enrol

Complete the application form [PDF, 235 KB] and take to your career advisor.
(Please note: the application form must be signed by a parent/caregiver).

2021 Taster course dates

Cost: $30 per taster course.

Course2021 dates
Hospitality & Service Sector Pathways
Hairdressing 9 September (Nelson)

19 April (Nelson)
20 April (Marlborough)

Front of House (Hospitality)

8 July (Nelson)

Culinary (Chefing) 11 May, 24 August (Nelson)
Tourism Management 7 September (Nelson)
Engineering and Construction

11 May (Nelson)
7 May (Marlborough)


13 May, 3 June (Nelson)


9 April, 3 June (Richmond)

Trainee Ranger 11 March (Richmond)
Project Moturoa 6 May (Richmond)
Nursing and Fitness
Nursing 4 May, 3 August (Nelson)
12 May (Marlborough)
Fitness  23 June, 11 August (Nelson)
Business Management
Applied Business (Accounting, Management and Marketing) 8 April, 19 August (Nelson)
Mātauranga Māori

Mātauranga Māori at Te Toki Pakohe

17 May, 13 September

Social Sciences

Social Work/Counselling (Certificate in Study and Career Preparation Level 4)

10 May (Nelson)
Social Work/Counselling 15 September (Nelson)
Creative Industries and IT

Art & Design (Printmaking)

19 May (Nelson)

Digital Technology (Coding & Apps)

26 May (Nelson)

Art & Design (Graphic Design)

18 August (Nelson)

Digital Technology (Coding & Apps)

25 August (Nelson)
Primary Industries

Viticulture and Winemaking

14 May (Marlborough)
Aquaculture 19 May (Nelson)
Horticulture 10 September (Richmond)
Cellar Operations 15 September (Marlborough)
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