STAR Programme

STAR and Gateway courses

NorthTec’s STAR courses offer meaningful and real training opportunities for Year 11-13 secondary school students. NorthTec STAR courses provide a pathway to tertiary education and a future career. Students will be able to experience tertiary education as well as gain credits towards their NCEA qualifications.

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. The fees indicated are for domestic students.

Manufacturing and Technology Sector

Automotive Engineering

Automotive Mobile Workshop
Oxy Acetylene Welding
Mig Welding​
Wheels and Tyres
Distance Learning

Construction and Infrastructure Sector


Waka-ama Hoe (Paddle making)

Primary Industries Sector


Use of Chainsaw
Hydration and Nutrition
General Requirements

Services Industries Sector


Barista - Level 2 OR Level 3
Food & Beverage Schools 1 (Level 2)
Food & Beverage Schools (Level 3)
Customer Service Skills
Hot and Cold Desserts
Hot and Cold Canapes
Schools Cookery 2
Basic Sponges, Cakes and Scones
Basic Meat
Basic Pasta
Basic Pastry

Social and Community Services Sector

Drivers Training Programme

Learner License Prep
Restricted License Prep