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FREE practical courses for 16-19 year olds. Gain qualifications in a range of exciting industries!

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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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Student Support

Being a student at ComCol is an inspiring and transforming time and we look forward to helping you achieve your goals. 

What Kind of Support is Available?
Our students come first.  Class sizes are small (10-15) and our staff are friendly, supportive and approachable.  Each of our colleges offers support and guidance to ensure that you maximise your career and personal development opportunities. Specific assistance is offered in areas such as programme selection, learning or pathway plans, job search, employment associated skills and literacy and numeracy.

Who Are My Support Contacts?
Your primary support person is your lead tutor and the College Recruitment Advisor is usually your second support person. For support that falls outside the areas of your training and personal development (for example any health, family or social issues) these are best handled by appropriate agencies and their trained staff. Each College maintains a relationship with these agencies so we can refer you to them.

What Should I Do If I Have a Complaint?
Formal complaints should be addressed in writing to your College Manager initially, then to the General Manager if unresolved.  If you are dissatisfied with the decision, there are agencies available to handle your complaint depending on your training programme type.  For Youth Guarantee programmes please contact the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) Service Desk on 0800 601 301. For specialist training programmes please contact The New Zealand Qualifications Authority on 0800 724 357.  For Job Connection programmes please talk to your College Manager to find out whether you contact TEC on 0800 601 301 or your local Ministry of Social Development office.