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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...

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.

Our Values...

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

It's about your needs...

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

Your key to success....
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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.

Our teaching is rated as excellent...

Helan Egan

Programme Coordinator/Lead Tutor

Helen is a successful competitive dressage rider and has been a full time coach for 25 years, both in New Zealand and overseas.

As a BHSAI Instructor, ESNZ Development Coach and ESNZ Coach Educator, and along with Helen's extensive world-wide knowledge in the equine industry, students are well placed to learn and grow.

Helen has been helping at the Academy for over eight years and has great involvement in assisting students towards their equitation units and coaching through the Community Coach qualification.