Youth Pathways

NorthTec supports students at secondary school by providing additional experiences and opportunities not available at school that will assist students in their transition to tertiary study and employment.

Our pathway offerings are aligned with the Vocational Pathways which will allow students to gain credits that contribute to their National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) under the vocational pathways.

NorthTec is happy to work with schools to provide solutions that meet the needs of students at your school. We welcome your comments, requests for information and suggestions about how we can help, and work more closely together.

Download 2022 Youth Pathways Prospectus

Programmes for Youth

  • Experience NorthTec - Build your knowledge of NorthTec.

  • STAR is a nationwide programme funded by the government. It's specific aim is to prepare senior high school students for either the workforce or further training in a chosen field, or tertiary study in its many different forms, including Modern Apprenticeships.

  • Tasters are non-unit standard activities designed to ‘taste’ various NorthTec programmes on offer.

  • Trades Academy - These programmes provide opportunities for students to engage with learning in both the secondary and tertiary learning environments throughout a year-long programme. This builds on existing knowledge, exposes students to the tertiary learning environment, and provides credits towards NCEA qualifications as well as a nationally transferable qualification.

NorthTec Youth Relations Team

Our youth relations team offers a number of services to help with study options and career choices. Contact them at

School Visits

We are happy to talk to students about NorthTec courses. We can do this in several ways:

  • Attendance at your school’s Careers Evening

  • Presentations to specific students

  • Arranging for NorthTec tutors to present their area of expertise to a class

Campus Tours

We also offer campus tours. Students from Years 10 to 13 can come to our campus to take part in a number of fun and educational activities which will help them learn about tertiary study at NorthTec.

More Information

Schools are welcome to request any of the following items:

  • NorthTec Prospectus

  • Programme Brochures

  • Pathways Brochure

  • NorthTec Academic Calendars

  • NorthTec Registration Forms

To request items or get more information, contact us at