Ara Update – new courses, new programmes added to TTAF (fees free) & more

February 5, 2021

Kia ora, and welcome back to your Ara fortnightly update!

We hope you all had a wonderful summer break! We look forward to working with you again during 2021 and have lots of information to share with you below.
As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your Youth & Community Development Representative or e-mail

Announcing a range of exciting new Ara study options! 
As your senior students explore their tertiary study options this year, we have a range of exciting new programmes they could be interested in!Click the links below to check out more information:

If you have any questions about these programmes, or would like to know more, please get in touch with your Youth & Community Development Representative.

Targeted Training & Apprenticeship Fund – NEW PROGRAMMES ADDED! 

We are excited to announce several more programmes that are currently available for free under the Targeted Training & Apprenticeship Fund! This means the tuition fees are covered by the government in order to meet our current needs for workers.  Click here for more information.

Spaces available in Ara student accommodation – Otautahi House 

We currently have bedrooms available in our student accommodation, Otautahi House, for 2021! Our accommodation is conveniently located, affordable, and a great way to meet other students.

If you know any students who are intending to study at Ara this year that may want to take up this opportunity please let them know! Click here for more information about Otautahi House.

We look forward to welcoming all the new Dual Enrolment students to Ara in a couple of weeks! At this stage we have space available in the following Dual Enrolment programmes for 2021:

Limited spaces are available now but we encourage you to get in quick if any of your students are interested as they may fill up fast!

If any of your students have not been confirmed following their Dual Enrolment application, please contact your Youth & Community Development Representative for support on other options or application progress.

Our 2021 Experience Ara schedule is COMING SOON!

We look forward to sharing more information with you about our upcoming events, such as taster days and info evenings. This year’s schedule will include a lot of familiar events as well as some new ones for your students to try out.

Keep an eye out next week as we will be in touch with more information!

Open Day 
Thursday 28 January
3.30pm – 6.30pm
All Christchurch campuses & TimaruExplore more than 150 career-enhancing study options, learn about the Ara Advantage, chat to tutors, tour the campus and enrol on the day. Click here for more information, including the tour & information session timetable.
Thanks for reading – catch you in a fortnight!

The Ara Engagement Team.