Campus Connect

CPIT's five Campus Connect branches bring a range of free and low-cost courses to neighbourhoods across the city.

You can gain a formal qualification for employment, learn the fundamentals of computing and business, or equip yourself with useful job hunting skills. Campus Connect allows you to do all this at your own pace, in a friendly environment with the support of experienced tutors.

Take the next step at Campus Connect.

Locations and opening hours

Campus Connect sites are conveniently located for easy access. Computing for Free classrooms operate at each of the sites below.

Opening hours and session times vary depending on location, see timetables:

Christchurch City

Location Address Timetables
CPIT, Madras Street Campus.

Semester 2: 20 July - 15 December 2015, Class times (PDF:0.1MB)


Location Address Timetables
Bishopdale Mall, Harewood Road.

Semester 2: 20 July - 15 December 2015, Class times (PDF:0.1MB)


Location Address Timetables
Clock Tower Centre, Building 1,
1 Brynley Street, Hornby

Semester 2: 20 July - 15 December 2015, Class times (PDF:0.1MB)

New Brighton

Location Address Timetables
Corner Hawke Street and Shaw Avenue

Semester 2: 20 July - 15 December 2015, Class times (PDF:0.1MB)


Location Address Timetables
14 Ashley Street, Rangiora

Semester 2: 20 July - 15 December 2015, Class times (PDF: 0.1MB)

How to apply

To get started on a Computing for Free or Campus Connect course:

Choose the course or programme you'd like to do, then drop in to your chosen Campus Connect site to enrol and book your first class.

Note: please remember to take your passport or birth certificate with you (also marriage certificate, if your name has changed) so we can enrol you straight away. 

Terms and conditions

Opening hours and class times are subject to change. Students will be notified during class time of any changes in advance.

You must be 16 years or older and a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.

Class numbers are limited so enrolment bookings will be on a first come, first served basis.

Workforce restrictions for children's workforce

If you have a criminal conviction, and you are studying (or considering studying) toward a qualification that will lead to a job in the state funded sector (including teaching or providing youth services) working directly with children, you will need to check whether your conviction could prevent you from working in some roles in your chosen field.

This is because new legislation, the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014, will prevent state sector agencies and government-funded service providers from hiring people with convictions for "specified offences" to work with children in some roles. The restrictions came into effect on July 1 2015.

You can read the list of specified offences online here
You can get more information (including FAQ's) here

This information has been supplied by the Children's Action Plan Directorate and the Tertiary Education Commission.

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Getting started

It's easy. Choose the course you'd like to do, then drop into a Campus Connect site to enrol in your first class or phone us on 0800 24 24 76 for more information.