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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.

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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 & 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 & 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 & recreation, hairdressing and retail.