Experience NorthTec

Choose from the following activities to build your knowledge of NorthTec.

We welcome the opportunity to work with your school to support your students to gain experience of tertiary study and to work out what their next steps might be once they leave school. In addition to our STAR, Trades Academies and Tasters, feel free to talk to us about the following activities and more:

  • Student for a Day

  • Experience Days

  • Teacher Taster Days

  • Campus Tours

  • Transitioning students to further study

  • In-school presentations with tutors, students and graduates

  • Parent/Whānau Info Sessions

  • Careers evenings and expos

We’ve listed some of our regular activities and events below, but if you’d like something bespoke for your students, please get in touch to discuss how we can make it happen.

Future Trades Day

  • Have you considered studying a Trade?

  • Do you want to gain practical hands on experience?

Come and spend the day with us at our world-class Future Trades Campus in Whangarei.

We’ll provide you with some hands on experience and the chance to learn more about what Trades programmes we offer and what it would be like studying with us at NorthTec.  This day is designed for secondary school students (Yr 12 and 13 only) who are interested in a trade based career. 

Students will have the opportunity to participate in two x 2 hour workshops that give them practical, hands on and stimulating introductions to the respective trades.

Numbers are limited to 8 per school and we would like to encourage you to send only those students who are already showing a keen interest in trades.


Come and check out NorthTec with an interactive information session and campus tour. Find out what programmes are available and what it would be like studying at NorthTec.

Fill up on information and wash it down with morning tea in a relaxed carefree atmosphere. Regional campus visits can also be arranged. Please email pathways@northtec.ac.nz.

Out and About

Bringing NorthTec to you and your students

We will liaise with you to find out what your students want to learn more about. We’ll then coordinate with our teaching staff and arrange to bring them to you. The tutor will come to your school enabling your students* to meet the tutors and listen to them talk about course content, entry requirements and to answer any questions the students have.

*Please note a minimum of 10 students required for the presentation

Alternatively we can bring a number of tutors and give students the option of talking to the area they are most interested in.

It’s easy: Visit the Out and About page and follow the steps

Northland Hospitality Championships

The Northland Hospitality Championships is a unique opportunity to see around 30 competitions over two days featuring the very best emerging talent in Northland’s hospitality industry.

Competition covers specific areas of professional kitchen and food and beverage with the aim of creating both, an individual and team approach. The classes are in-line with national competitions that will allow the competitors to further their success. Class medal winners will know their results on the day of competition and medals will be awarded at the prize giving held late afternoon on the final day.

We welcome you to join us in celebrating some culinary and hospitality action at NorthTec’s Hospitality Building, Raumanga Valley Rd, Whangārei

Date: 16 June 2019

Student for a day – Hospitality

Experience world class training facilities and learn more about NorthTec’s Hospitality programmes.

Date: TBA
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Cost: FREE
Venue: Hospitality Building, Raumanga Campus, Whangarei
What to bring? School uniform/clothing, long trousers, closed shoes.

These days are designed for Year 12 and 13 secondary school students who wish to pursue a career in hospitality. Spaces are limited. If you are interested, please email your full name, secondary school and contact number to jlim@northtec.ac.nz.

Taste of Tertiary

Offering you the ideal opportunity to spend the day experiencing tertiary study in the friendly atmosphere of NorthTec’s campus.

An interactive day touring and experiencing at the Raumanga, Kensington and Future Trades Campuses.

  • Tour the campuses

  • Take part in the activities

  • Listen to the tutors

  • Talk to the students

  • Its YOUR choice!

After your days’ experience you will be ready to make the right decision about your future, based on the first hand information you would have received from our Taste of Tertiary Life day.