Open Day and Fees-Free for Students

29 June 2020

Open Day and Fees-Free for Students

People interested in studying at NorthTec can come and talk to staff at next week’s Open Day – or join a virtual event instead. The Open Day will be held on Thursday, 2 July, from 12 to 2pm, at the Interactive Learning Centre on the main campus in Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei.
Many of NorthTec’s programmes are now being offered fees-free in 2020. Staff from the academic areas will be on hand to discuss study programmes available in semester two, which gets under way in July.
Around one third of all NorthTec programmes will be fees-free, under the Government’s new Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund. Thishas been announced as part of a package of measures to assist the country’s post-Covid economic recovery.
New fees-free programmes include training in civil engineering and architectural technology; agriculture, horticulture, pest operations and forestry; health and wellbeing; commercial transport; construction, carpentry and painting; electrical and mechanical engineering; exercise, and sustainable primary production.
NorthTec’s Acting Chief Executive, Wayne Jackson, said: “The Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund offers an excellent opportunity for Northlanders to upskill or retrain without incurring fees. It means that for anyone who has been considering studying, or who now needs to train for work in a new industry, the time is right to enrol.”
The Open Day will be live-streamed on the NorthTec Facebook page with presentations from different programme areas, giving people who cannot attend the opportunity to ask questions about study options.
Facebook presentations on the different subject areas will be held at the following times:
  • Sport and Recreation – 12pm
  • Business – 12.15pm
  • Hospitality – 12.30pm
  • Pest Control – 1pm
  • Horticulture – 1.15pm
  • Student Support – 1.30pm
  • Construction – 1.45pm
All other study areas will be represented at the campus event, for people to discuss their learning journey in person.
All Level 2 programmes continue to be offered fees-free, and the first year of tertiary education is fees-free for eligible students.
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