How to Apply




Information Session





1. Eligibility

Find out if you are eligible to apply.

Our programmes are tailored to those looking to pursue a career in Education Support and Early Childhood Education. Students are often those looking to up-skill, school leavers who want to explore the education sector prior to committing to University and participants returning to the workforce in need of further training.

  • Open to New Zealand and Australian citizens, or those who hold a permanent New Zealand residency, aged between 16-65 years of age.
  • No academic entry requirements for those interested in completing the Education Support and Early Childhood level 3 Programmes.
  • Prospective trainees will need to complete the application process and literacy assessment.
  • Applicants will need to complete an interview with one of our team members, to ensure they are able to succeed in passing these qualifications, the interviews are held at the Information Session.

If the Education Support and Early Childhood Programmes are a good fit for you, then apply online today and register for an Information Session by entering your details at the bottom of the page and one of our staff members will be in contact with you soon. Or if you have questions, get in touch by emailing or phoning 06 758 4115.

2. Information Session

Come along to an Information Session with us.

The Information Session is mandatory in order to gain all of the information you need about the programmes. At this point you may have your first interview with one of our staff members, where we will get to know you and answer any questions you may have. We hold several information sessions regularly throughout each term. This is an extremely valuable session for all applicants and those interested in entering in to the programmes.

3. Interview

Attend the interviews.

Interview one:

Your first interview will take place at the Information Session. This will be a quick five minutes, an opportunity for the staff to meet you and get to know a little about you. If you are unable to attend an interview while at the Information Session, please arrange another suitable time. If you are successful, we will get in touch to arrange the next interview.

Interview two:

We will use this session to really get to know you, how you interact with others and assess your literacy capabilities. This activity session will tell us if the level of the education programme is right for you, and find out what extra support you may need to succeed. We’ll let you know if your second interview was successful and invite you to a final interview.

Interview three:

If you are invited to attend the third and final interview, persons under 20 will be asked to bring along a support person. This can be a parent, partner or other person who will be able to ask any additional questions they may have about the programmes. It is also an opportunity for our team to see that you have a solid support system to help and encourage you as you develop throughout the programmes. We believe support is fundamental to your achievement and we will help you every step of the way, including ensuring your wellbeing and your life outside of the Education Centre is being taken care of.

4. Acceptance

Find out if you are accepted and go from there.

Once you have completed the interview process, you will have a sound understanding of the Programmes and the commitment needed to complete them successfully. If your enrolment was successful you will receive an acceptance letter outlining the enrolment and programme commencement dates.

Express your interest in our next Information Session.