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Applications: opening and closing!

Here is all the relevant information in one place so you don’t miss anything!

Dual Enrolment 

Applications for 2023 dual enrolment courses are now open. Attached is a copy of the timetable, and this should have also been received via email last week. A reminder that there are three parts to this application that need to be completed for it to be submitted: the DE application form, the high school endorsement form, and a verified identity document. For International students and permanent residents, we require verified copies of the student’s current passport & visa. Identity documents can be verified by school careers advisors, principals, or deputy principals, or by an Ara Admissions & enrolments, or Engagement staff member. For any questions please contact your schools’ representative.

After the success of our pilot blended delivery programs this year, we are excited to continue offering the following blended delivery programs 

· Digital Design

· Barista (July start)

· Electrical Engineering One Day

We are also pleased to re-introduce Digital Technologies into the Dual Enrolment Portfolio. In 2023 we are offering Introduction to Digital Technologies at Level 2 and Digital Technologies Level 3. At Level 2 learners will cover hardware and software, problem solving techniques, programming and websites using HTML and CSS. At Level 3 learners will build and test an interactive website, create programs to solve problems and create digital solutions to meet a brief. BYOD is required for these programs and more details on hardware requirements will be provided.  

Course Closing Dates

30th September:Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Broadcasting Communication applications close

1st October:Bachelor of Musculoskeletal Health applications close

1st November:Diploma in Enrolled Nursing applications close

Our Animal Science programs are currently being reviewed. Check this page for details and if you would like any further information, please contact the programs manager adrian.lowe@ara.ac.nz

The Bachelor of Music Theatre and Certificate in Performing Artsare accepting late applications if anyone missed the original deadline.

CLOSED:Bachelor of Midwifery and Bachelor of Medical Imaging


The early bird round for Ara Advantage scholarships has now closed. The second round opens on December 1st, and we recommend students who missed out initially apply again for the second round.

Our Focus scholarships are provided by community partners. These have more specific requirements and are typically tailored towards certain study areas and groups.

We are glad to introduce a new focus scholarship, the Fife Ltd Sustainability Scholarship. This scholarship is for a female* student living and studying at secondary school in Canterbury who is looking at moving forward to the Bachelor of Sustainability and Outdoor Education. This scholarship provides the reimbursement of a learner’s fees (in full) on the successful completion of the three-year degree, typically around $25,000. Founded by Gina Satterthwaite and taking its name from Gina’s grandmother, Margaret Fife, the Foundation supports multiple projects, along with the charitable efforts of people whose work creates lasting change and publicly inspires compassion and empathy.

*female student includes both those assigned female at birth and anyone who identifies as a woman


Students that are wanting to live in our student accommodation, Ōtautahi House, for 2023 are advised to apply before October 31st. To find the application form and other information, please check out this webpage.


Many students use Studylink to cover course fees, course related costs, and living costs. Whilst the Engagement Team cannot provide assistance in this area, all information can be found on the Studylink website. For many students, their first year of study will also be free under the government’s ‘Fees Free’ scheme, and eligibility can be checked here. We recommend that students look into this well in advance as it is a very busy service, especially nearing the commencement of a new semester.


Dual enrolment timetable 2023
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ARA – Degree Spotlight: Health Promotion

If you have a desire to help individuals and communities live their healthiest lives possible, this could be the degree for you!

What is Health Promotion?

Health promotion is an area for those wanting to enable others to make sustainable lifestyle choices to support their holistic health and wellbeing. Health promoters work with individuals, communities and populations, with an aim to reduce inequities in health. This mahi (work) involves growing knowledge and skills alongside changing political, physical and socio-economic environments.

Our degree in Health Promotion (BAppSci) covers all of these diverse elements and provides you with the knowledge, communication, problem solving, critical analysis and teamwork skills required to excel within the multidisciplinary field of health promotion.

Some of the areas covered within the degree include:

  • Cultural understandings of health within the context of Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • Exercise and health psychology
  • The determinants of health and health inequities
  • Health promotion approaches
  • The needs of diverse populations
  • Research design and implementation
  • Physical activity prescription in health and disease, and for rehabilitation
  • Work placements with organisations that prepare learners for future work in the industry (for example: Purapura Whetu, Sport Canterbury, Heart Foundation, Pegasus Health, Cancer Society, Community and Public Health – Te Mana Ora)


Careers in health promotion are varied and we currently have graduates working in the following spaces:

  • Te Pūkenga – health and wellbeing
  • Regional sports trusts
  • Healthy lifestyle advisors (activity, nutrition, smoking cessation)
  • Ryman Healthcare – activity and lifestyle coordinator
  • Sport Canterbury
  • Cancer Society – advocate for political change
  • Health promoter – Te Mana Ora

For more information check out the webpage for the Health Promotion degree. You can also read student stories here and come along to our information session on November the 2nd. If you have any questions or want more information reach out to your schools representative. 

Interested in a job in roofing in an established family firm.

Please check out the information below, for more information
email jkershaw@stbedes.school.nz

The job role is to assist in all aspects of commercial roof maintenance with a view to becoming competent and able to supervise roofing jobs.

The job role requires

· a team player with a can-do attitude

· a willingness to assist our site supervisors

· shows initiative

· good customer relations

· communication skills

· alertness

· problem solving

· team player

· $23 an hour with review in a month

The work includes general roof repairs, finding and repairing the cause of roof leaks, skylight replacement, gutter replacement, re-roofing and re-coating. Duties will include but are not limited to, assisting the teams with roof repairs, re-roofing, skylight replacements, roof coatings and roof membranes. Daily duties will also include, ensuring all trucks are properly stocked and tidied up at the end of the day, and loading the trucks with materials for the daily jobs. There is more information available if you wish to email me.

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