NorthTec are partnering with local Whangarei Schools to provide a programme that sees learners on site at NorthTec every Friday and completing a further 10 hours of study in their base school.

Field trips to local artists and galleries will be conducted during the Friday NorthTec days and the students may have the opportunity to work alongside an artist in a work based placement situation.


  • Digital Art Academy

    Digital Art Academy

    The learner undertakes a minimum of 10 hours of study at their base school, with the remaining 5 hours completed at NorthTec on a Friday using their tertiary facilities and faculty.

    Enrollment for this course is undertaken the year prior to admission. NorthTec will inform schools of their timeline for this.

  • L3 Cookery

    L3 Cookery

    This Programme utilises a partnership with NorthTec to offer the learner the opportunity to gain their L3 Cookery National Certificate. The learners spend one day a week at NorthTec as well as completing block courses in their holidays and during normal school terms. The remainder of the course is taught at their base school.

  • Automotive & Engineering

    Automotive & Engineering

    This is a part time programme offered across two years (site dependant). Students achieve a range of key tasks including carrying out general engineering tasks, demonstrating knowledge of petrol fuel systems, automotive cooling systems and air conditioning, and knowledge of safe work practices in a workshop.

  • Carpentry


    Learners will work through units at L2 to complete their BCATS (Building, Construction and Allied Trades) National Certificate L2. This is a mixture of both theory and practical skills.