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We have six tertiary campuses across the South Island of New Zealand.

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Youth Service - helping young people get into education, training or work-based learning.

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We nurture and promote values such as respect, honesty and integrity.

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Small class sizes mean we see you as an individual not just a number.

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The outdoors & adventure is incorporated into all of our training programmes.

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You'll get qualifications, practical skills and confidence to pursue your chosen career.

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Our tutors are passionate about their subject, love to teach and really know their stuff.

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The College promotes appropriate workplace standards and behaviours that are connected to the College Values.  

Standards & Behaviour 
College standards are explained to students at induction and displayed in training rooms and common areas.   You're expected to be responsible for your own behaviour and to act responsibly. College buildings, vehicles & grounds are smoke-free.

Attending training each day, being on time and staying for the full day is expected.  If you're going to be late or unable to attend, it's your responsibility to ring the College by normal start time.  If you're on Work Based Training you'll need to contact your workplace and Coordinator.  If you're absent due to sickness for more than two days, the Manager may ask you for a medical certificate.

Personal Presentation
Your presentation & dress should be of a high standard to reflect your commitment to the course. 

Respect and Courtesy for People and Property
Treat others, including students, college staff and employers with respect and courtesy.  The use of offensive language is not acceptable. Please also respect the buildings and grounds provided for your benefit as others also wish to use and enjoy them.

Discrimination & Harassment
Everyone has the right to train with us without fear or concern of harassment or discrimination.  Discrimination against another person is unlawful (Human Rights Act 1993) and will not be tolerated or condoned by Community Colleges New Zealand.  

Disciplinary Procedures
The College will act fairly in all disciplinary dealings with you.  Students are encouraged to have a support person in attendance at any disciplinary interview.  Please contact the College Manager if you'd like more information on any of the above matters.