Learning at NorthTec

What ways can I learn?

NorthTec offers a range of flexible learning options. If you explore our programmes, you'll find a variety of options, including courses that fully online, or a blend of online, classroom teaching, and on the job training, which enables  students to study off-campus for much of the course.

Many of our courses are available full-time and part-time, with flexibility around when learners attend class, study and at what pace. If you’d like to know more about  part-time study for your chosen course please contact us.

In-work training

Where possible, when learners are already in their industry of choice, further study and in-work training can be organised between NorthTec and employers.

Practical components

At NorthTec we focus on applied learning and  the need for hands on, on the job training. Many of our courses require practical hours onsite at our Raumanga campus or at workplaces around Te Tai Tokerau Northland.

We understand that travelling from home to these places for practical components of study can be difficult. With this in mind, we do our best to book these times in learning blocks, allowing learners to travel less often rather than every week, enabling a more flexible approach. These blocks are organised in advance, allowing learners to book time off work, organise travel and accommodation, or otherwise prepare for time away from home and commitments.

Our tutors and lecturers work hard to find job placements close to learners’ homes. This allows for less travel time, more flexibility around your own commitments, and the ability for learners to learn and engage in the community they wish to work in.

What support is available?

We have a variety of ākonga (student) support services and student support champions to help you succeed.

Explore all of the available student support services.

Travel and accommodation

When attending block courses, practical study, or job placements’, learners are responsible for their own travel and accommodation. However, Te Puna o Te Mātauranga Marae is available for Northland student accommodation when travelling students are attending classes. Overnight stays are  available  Monday - Thursday.

To apply for marae accommodation, students should complete the student booking form, which must be signed by their academic pathway manager. This form should be returned to the Marae Poutiaki.  All students will be inducted before staying in Te Puna.

Carpooling is also a common form of transport of learners in our regions, organising shared travel can be done via student Facebook pages or through private communication.