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FREE practical courses for 16-19 year olds. Gain qualifications in a range of exciting industries!

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We have six tertiary campuses across the South Island of New Zealand.

Our Community Colleges...
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Youth Service - helping young people get into education, training or work-based learning.

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We nurture and promote values such as respect, honesty and integrity.

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Small class sizes mean we see you as an individual not just a number.

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The outdoors & adventure is incorporated into all of our training programmes.

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You'll get qualifications, practical skills and confidence to pursue your chosen career.

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Our tutors are passionate about their subject, love to teach and really know their stuff.

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About Us

We support you to gain the skills, qualifications and
confidence to pursue further training or a career. 
We celebrate success and believe that every student
can succeed.


What We Do

Community Colleges NZ is a charitable training
establishment with six colleges South Island-wide. 
We have over 30 years' experience providing quality,
hands-on learning and currently offer practical training to
people 16+ years of age.
Through our practical training
courses you'll gain NZQA unit standards and have the
opportunity to work towards NCEA and a recognised
New Zealand qualification. 

Additionally we operate a Youth Service and a Job Connection
programme. The goal of Youth Service is to assist young 
people (16-17 year olds) into education, training or work-based
learning. Our free Job Connection Programme for 18+ year
olds is designed to assist Work & Income referred clients 
into employment.


Our Unique Approach

We believe that with the right environment, everyone can
learn and succeed. 
At ComCol you'll experience small class
sizes
 and a 
supportive learning environment to help you
build confidence and overcome any learning difficulties to
achieve your goals. We know that everybody learns differently
and we cater to all learning types, particularly 
kinesthetic
(practical and hands-on) learning.

Our Programmes

Our focus is on foundation training at levels 1-4 of the
National Qualifications Framework. 
Our practical training
programmes incorporate 
NZQA unit standards and provide
students with the 
skills and confidence to pursue their
chosen career. We offer training from 8 - 44 weeks in length 
in a variety of exciting programmes
 including hospitality,
outdoors, sport and recreation, hairdressing and retail.