This programme produces graduates who are fit, focused, disciplined and take pride in providing service to their community. This programme is for you if you aspire to a career within the defence forces or related trades, or in the field of sport and recreation. Or, anyone who will benefit from a vibrant and supportive learning environment.

Programme Info

Youth Guarantee for 16-19

80 Credits

23 Weeks

Avondale, Manukau & Hamilton

What will I learn?

  • Communication Skills
  • Confidence
  • Discipline
  • Learn your personal whakapapa
  • Team building
  • CV Writing
  • The Maori world view of the natural world
  • Literacy & Numeracy
  • Personal finance accountability
  • Learn a Low Ropes Course

Academic Pathways

  • Vocational Pathways
  • Social & Community Services (Level 2)
  • NZ Certificate in Health & Wellbeing (Level 2)

This programme covers units in literacy, numeracy, community skills, defence force studies, team building, fitness, communications and more. Vocational pathways enable students to achieve NCEA Level 2 and develop pathways that progress to further studies or employment.

Programme Info

Youth Guarantee 16-19

82 Credits

25 Weeks

Avondale, Manukau & Hamilton

What will I learn?

  • Literacy & Numeracy
  • Communication Skills
  • Defence Force studies
  • Discipline & Fitness
  • Basic Foot Drill in the NZ Cadet Forces
  • Community Skills
  • Career Skills
  • Basic computing
  • Navigation Techniques
  • Adventure-based learning

Academic Pathways

  • Pre-Deployment Training (Level 3)
  • NZ Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 3)
  • NZ Certificate in Business Administration & Technology (Level 3)
  • NZ Certificate in Security (Level 3)*

Career Pathways

  • New Zealand Defence Forces
  • Police, Fire or related trades
  • Fitness industry
  • Employment across a range of sectors

Learn new skills and knowledge on how to help keep your community safe with our NZ Certificate in Security programme. Gain knowledge to operate electronic security equipment, identifying potential threats and responses in a security situation, and experience the security services industry with our embedded work placement.

Programme Info

Youth Guarantee for 17-19, Fees Free Study for 20-29

60 Credits

18 Weeks

Avondale, Manukau & Hamilton

What will I learn?

  • Security Industry Fundamentals
  • Risk Assessments
  • Effective Communication
  • Team Work
  • Confidence & Discipline
  • Problem Solving
  • Emergency Basics for Security Personnel
  • Time Management

Academic Pathways

  • NZ Certificate in Security (Advanced) (Level 4)
  • NZ Certificate in University Prep (Level 4)
  • NZ Certificate in Information Technology (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5)
  • Further study in a variety of sectors

Career Pathways

  • New Zealand Security industry
  • New Zealand Defence Forces
  • Police, Fire or related trades
  • Employment across a range of sectors

Each year, more than 50 students go through ATC’s STAR and GATEWAY programmes throughout the wider Auckland region. 

ATC STAR and Gateway programmes are an opportunity for high school students to see what education is life with a military influence. This can prepare them if they are interested in the New Zealand Armed Forces and other related trades, or if they would like to try an alternative learning approach.

The staff responsible for facilitating this program are ex- military or have served in a similar fields and are able to give students a real perspective on daily life as a member of the Armed Forces, what is expected of a recruit and what a recruit can expect.

Programme Info

Leadership: is an aspect of this course due to the military tradition of promoting leadership within the troops. This course is designed to uncover or discover a student’s aptitude for leading; that is encouraged by appointing students into leadership roles quickly.

  • STAR is a 3 day intensive programme brought to local high schools to give students a taster of a Military style education and gain unit standards towards NCEA qualifications.
  • Gateway programme is held throughout the school term, where ATC invites students from local high schools to our campuses where they spend one day per week there learning more about the military and gain unit standards towards NCEA qualifications.

What you will learn:

  • The basics of military drill
  • Corrective training to reinforce discipline
  • Employment skills
  • Academic insights

Participate in:

  • A high level of physical and mental fitness training.
  • Adventure Base Learning
  • Gruelling Military Personal Training
  • Career interview.

Get in touch with us for more information:

0508 282 282
Text ‘INFO’ to 9090

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what we offer

Alternative Learning

Our programmes are full-time study, Monday to Friday from 8:45am – 3:45pm. They comprise of:

  • Literacy and Numeracy
  • Defence Force Studies
  • Navigation
  • Team Building
  • Fitness and Physical Training daily
  • Communications and Computing
  • Self-Management skills
  • First Aid
  • Military Drill
  • Pathways to Education and Career
Support Included

ATC will help you make studying with us as easy as possible, we are there with you every step of the way. An ATC t-shirt will be provided for you as well as academic and pastoral support and will help you with any financial queries you may have.

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