Posts Categorized: Open Day

Otago University’s Christchurch Health Showcase Day

On Sunday 1 October 2017 from 1-5pm, the University of Otago’s Christchurch campus at 2 Riccarton Ave, on the Christchurch Hospital site will be open to the public to see inside laboratories and learn about research on genetics, cancer, infectious diseases and 3D-bioprinting. You can visit their Simulation Centre where medical students and other health professionals practice skills, such as taking blood or suturing, before using them in real-life medical situations. The Centre is home to high-tech mannequins that can simulate conditions such as heart failure or trauma for students and other health professionals to respond to. Researchers will be available to chat with you and show off some of their work at interactive displays. For more details see:


As part of the NZIA Architecture Week 2016, Warren and Mahoney Architects (254 Montreal St) will be hosting an open studio day between 1pm and 2pm this Saturday the 9th of September. They will be displaying some of their current work around the city, including examples of the design process in action, and the technologies they use – including 3D printing and Virtual Reality headsets. This is a great opportunity to visit a professional office and get a ‘behind the scenes’ experience of the creative industry. You are welcome to take your friends and family with you.
There will also be some architectural graduates on hand to answer any questions students might have about studying and working in architecture, architectural technologies or interior design.


MAINZ is the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand, a Tertiary Institute based in Christchurch specialising in Audio Engineering, Music Production, Live Sound and DJing. An invitation is extended to interested students and their families to attend this Open Night on Wednesday 20th September, 7-9PM, at their campus at 191 High St, in the CBD. There will be a host of activity on the evening, see MAINZ Audio Degree students in a live recording session in purpose built-studios and tutors will be available on the evening to chat to about Programmes and options for 2018. MAINZ is now offering a degree programme, a Bachelor of Audio Engineering and Music Production at their Christchurch campus. For further information on our offerings: please see the video links below:
Degree Audio Video: Bachelor of Audio Engineering and Music Production –
MAINZ Open Night:


SIT (Southern Institute of Technology) have a campus in Christchurch and offer courses in automotive, collision repair, construction, electrical engineering, group fitness, hairdressing, mental health support work, personal training, project management, refrigeration and air conditioning. To find out more about any of these courses go along to their Open Evening on Tuesday 17 October, at 60 Waterloo Rd, from 5pm – 7pm,  and talk to their team about 2018 courses. SIT offer zero fees for most courses where you only pay for direct material costs. Parents are welcome to go along with you.

Ara Open Day

This is a great opportunity to go to onsite at Ara’s City and Woolston campuses to have a look around and find out about courses on offer. You can attend subject-specific information sessions, talk to tutors about programme content and career opportunities. It takes place on Thursday 15 June from 2pm-5pm. Take your family or a friend with you but make sure you go after school has finished. Pre-register and check out the schedule of information sessions at or phone 0800 24 24 76 for more details.

Toi Whakaari – NZ Drama School

Toi Whakaari, in Wellington, is NZ’s oldest drama school and is the leading educator of screen, stage and event professionals in the country. Courses offered in 2018 will be Bachelor of Performing Arts (Acting); Bachelor of Design (Stage and Screen), Diploma in Costume Construction for Theatre, Film and Allied Industries; Bachelor of Performing Arts (Management). Open Week is 17-21 July, to book a tour and visit email: Applications for B. Performing Arts (Acting) close 18 August and all other courses 29 September.


Beca are inviting interested students to their Open Days coming up on Tuesday, 30 May and Thursday 1 June 2017. BECA is one of the largest employee-owned engineering and related consultancy services companies in the Asia-Pacific with a Christchurch staff of over 250 people. This is a great opportunity if you are interested in a career in engineering, architecture, planning, project management, landscape design or surveying. The day will include presentations by some of their graduates, an interactive session and a site visit to one of their nearby project sites. Places are limited so please email Mrs Sinclair on if you are interested in going and what date, or call in and see her in F1 Careers Office.

PIHMS Career Week during next holidays

PIHMS (Pacific International Hotel Management School) is based in New Plymouth. It offers diploma and degree courses in hospitality/hotel and tourism management. During the next school holidays (18 – 21 April) they will run a career week onsite for year 12 or 13 students to experience PIHMS culture, lifestyle, education, training to see if this is where your future lies. It costs $100 per person (including GST, excluding travel)to New Plymouth) and includes three nights shared accommodation, all meals, beverages and scheduled activities. Come and see Mrs Sinclair in F1 Careers Office or look at this web link for more details and to apply online:

SIT Open Night 18 October

The Southern Institute of Technology invite you to come along to their campus at 60 Waterloo Road, Hornby, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm . This is an opportunity for students, caregivers and whanau to come in and meet the teaching staff, tour the facilities and see the range of certificate, diploma and degree courses available in areas like Fitness, Mental Health, Hair Design, Building, Trades (Building, Electrical, Automotive, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning), Project Management (degree) and Beauty Therapy.

Open Day: NZ College Chiropractic

The Open Day is on Saturday 12 November, 12.30pm – 3:30pm at their campus in Auckland, 6 Harrison Rd, Mt Wellington. Chiropractic is a fun, rewarding profession that will enable you to work in NZ and around the world and earn a good living. If you intend going to the Open Day you need to book by emailing: or phone 09 526 6789.