Kā Akoraka Poto  Short courses

Whether you want to pursue a passion, improve your work skills or discover a new interest, CPIT's part time interest and hobby courses provide the perfect opportunity to fit learning into a busy lifestyle.

Adult reading, writing and maths

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Algebra Level 1

Become confident at solving equations and using basic algebra with this entry level course.

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$241.40

Calculations

To equip students with the calculating skills which they may require for main field of study.

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$241.40

Calculus 2

The calculation skills you'll learn cover decimals, fractions, percentages, powers, metric conversions.

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$241.40

Mathematical Methods 2

Gain calculus and related algebraic skills, including differentiating and integrating functions which have powers, and learn how to apply these skills to problems involving maxima and minima, velocity and acceleration, and areas under curves.

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$241.40

Maths and Statistics

To develop, interpret, and use mathematical models appropriate to scientific disciplines, and select and apply statistical models to analyse and interpret data and the relationship between data.

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$466.80

Numeracy

This flexible, non-assessed course is delivered online and will help you improve your basic arithmetic.

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$120

Reading and Writing Skills for Adult Learners

Improve your reading, writing and spelling for employment or further study with this free daytime or evening course.

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$0

Business and commerce

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MYOB

Students will use computerised accounts receivable and payable system to produce financial information.

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$242

Payroll

To enable students to describe requirements of principal employment legislation in relation to payroll, and an organisation's payroll system requirements.

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$249.30

Electrical

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Elec Serv Tech Cert Paper B Theory and Practical

Provided for Electrical Service Technician registration, this course includes theory, regulations and standards, and practical skill assessments.

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$1437.60

Electrical Service Technician (night course)

Provided for Electrical Service Technician registration, this course includes theory, regulations and standards plus practical skill assessments.

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$1437.60

EWRB Electrical Appliance Serviceperson

This short course will ensure you have the knowledge and practical skills required of an electrical appliance serviceperson.

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$1437.60

EWRB Electrical Inspectors Registration

At the completion of this course you will have passed the EWRB practical assessments, and be ready to sit the EWRB Electrical Inspectors written exam.

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$1862.60

EWRB Electrical Safety First Aid and CPR for Practicing

Refresh your knowledge in critical safety skills specific to the electrical industry.

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$139

EWRB Electrical Safety for Practicing

In this course you will learn about electrical safety.

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$86

Overseas Electrician Registration Assessment - Regulation

You will sit an assessment based on regulations which works towards the Overseas Electrician Registration.

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$387.60

Overseas Electrician Registration Assessment - Special Practical (Stage 3)

You will sit an assessment based on special practicals (Stage 3) which works towards the Overseas Electrician Registration.

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$1824

Overseas Electrician Registration Assessment - Theory

You will sit an assessment based on theory which works towards the Overseas Electrician Registration

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$165.60

Overseas Electrician Registration Assessment – Special Practical (Stage 1 and 2)

This course is for candidates who require evidence of capability at Stages 1, 2 and 3.

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$2606

English for speakers of other languages

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English intensive

Study English to prepare for IELTS exams.

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$649

IELTS Preparation (Academic Module)

This course is designed to prepare those with intermediate-level English (or higher) for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.

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$240

Individual Learning Programme

Work towards improving your English skills in a way that suits you with this guided, individualised learning programme.

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$80 (domestic)

Speak better English

This course is for intermediate level English language students. It aims to improve your English conversation skills as well as confidence and fluency.

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$80 (domestic)

Write better English

Designed for intermediate-level students, this course focuses on reading and writing.

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$80 (domestic)

Food and hospitality

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Bar Service

Learn about spirits, liqueurs and beers and the responsibilities of being a bartender.

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$569.70

Barista Essentials

This hands-on course will give you the technical skills required to competently operate a commercial espresso machine and producing good espresso and espresso-based beverages.

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$418.90

Cocktail Mixology

Become an expert cocktail maker and impress your employer or friends with this hands-on short course.

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$498.40

International Wine and Spirits

This short course will broaden your knowledge and give you an internationally recognised wine qualification.

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$720

Latte Lab

Latte Lab is a three-day intensive course designed for anyone with existing barista skills who wishes to develop advanced milk texturing techniques.

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$496.90

Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ)

This seminar will provide you with the appropriate information to demonstrate knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 to maintain responsible drinking environments in licensed premises.

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$253

Furniture making

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Hobby Furniture Making

Undertake your own basic furniture projects using our facilities and equipment with guidance from an experienced staff member.

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$335

Lifeskills

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Assertive Communication and Confidence for Women

You'll learn the basic techniques of assertive communication (verbal and non-verbal) and have the opportunity to put those techniques into practice within a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.

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$65

Effective Anger Management for Women

This course is an opportunity to identify your anger signals and learn healthy ways to process your anger so you don't hurt yourself or others.

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$65

Helping you get that job

Give yourself the advantage in a competitive job market by learning the skills that will help your application stand out.

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$46

New Outlook for Women

This course will provide you with new ideas, challenges and experiences in a supportive, interactive group setting.

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$109

Self Development for Women

This short course will help you clarify your ideas and learn to care for yourself more effectively.

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$65

Self Empowerment for Women

In this hands-on class you'll learn to rise to life's challenges and express yourself in a more free and creative way.

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$65

Self Esteem for Women

Do you want to develop a greater sense of self-worth and the ability to better nurture yourself? By taking part in this friendly, supportive and active group you can work towards these goals.

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$65

Updating Skills

Are you wishing to enter or return to the workforce, or undertake further study? If so, this course will give you the skills and confidence to do so.

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$217

Māori language and culture

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Kā Whakataukī mo Āpōpō

During this course our kaiako/tutors will show kaumātua/elders as well as students with any level of ability in Te Reo Māori how to create whakataukī based upon their own experiences.

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$0

Raising Bilingual Tamariki

This introductory short course is for families and professional educators who are interested Te Reo Māori and raising bilingual children in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

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$30

Supporting Tamariki to learn Waiata

This introductory course is for families and professional educators and introduces you to waiata/songs for tamariki/children.

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$0

Te Hoe, Beginners Māori Language

This course is a 10-hour introductory Māori language course for students with no knowledge of Te Reo Māori or Tikanga Māori.

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$0

Te Kākano

Te Kakano is a flexible, fast-paced beginner-level Māori language course focused on enabling you to use Te Reo Māori at home or in the workplace.

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$47

Te Papa Whakatipu

On completion of this course students will be able to understand and respond to spoken Māori in a familiar environment.

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$24

Te Pihinga

Te Pihinga is an intermediate-level Te Reo Māori course which follows on from the beginner course, Te Kākano.

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$47

Panelbeating

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DIY Restoration Panelbeating (Panel Fabrication)

This panel fabrication course is the second level of the DIY restorative panel beating programme.

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$1083

Restoration Panelbeating

If you're a car or motorcycle enthusiast and you want to gain skills that will enable you to perform your own bodywork repairs, this course is for you.

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$963

Pasifika language and culture

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Pasifika languages 1 - Gagana Sāmoa

This 10-hour short course will give you a solid foundation in the basics of Samoan language.

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$0

Pasifika languages 2 - Gagana Sāmoa

This intermediate level short course follows on from Gagana Samoa 1 and provides further skills in reading and speaking in Samoan.

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$0

Science

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Food Microbiology

Microbiology of food is fundamental to food quality and food safety.

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$829.20

Quality Assurance

This course uses the ISO 9001 framework to introduce philosophies and organisational techniques for establishing, maintaining and improving quality.

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$829.20

Sports Science, Wellness and Human Nutrition

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Fitness Assessment

Gain a theoretical and practical understanding of fitness assessments and learn how to interpret results.

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$829.20

Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science

Explore the role and history of science in sport and gain an understanding of the interaction between sport science, athletes and coaches.

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$829.20

Special topics in Health and Nutrition

Explore the concepts of nutrition, health and wellness in specific communities and examine a range of case studies.

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$829.20

Sport Psychology

Learn about the role that psychology plays in sports performance.

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$829.20

Wanaka Hauora

Investigate Maori health and Maori health perspectives including inequalities, services and initiatives.

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$722.20

Welding

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Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) (FD or GD)

This course focuses on practicing for the welding test, which you can take when you're ready.

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$940

Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) 1

This short introductory level MIG course covers welding safety, ARC welding, materials, defects and more.

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$557

Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) 2

This course is a continuation of the Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) 1.

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$556

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) 1

Get into stainless steel welding and learn the TIG welding process using lighter gauge materials with this hands-on short course.

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$501

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) 2

This course is a continuation of the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) 1.

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$639

Manual Metal Arc Welding (HD)

This course focuses on practicing for the welding test, which you can take when you're ready.

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$940

Manual Metal Arc Welding 1

This short introductory level ARC course covers welding, ARC process, defects and more.

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$557

Manual Metal Arc Welding 2

This course is a continuation of the Manual Metal Arc Welding (ARC) 1.

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$529

Upcoming Dates

February 15
Food and hospitality
Food and hospitality
February 15
Lifeskills
February 15
Business and commerce
$242
February 15
English for speakers of other languages
February 16
English for speakers of other languages
$80 (domestic)
February 17
Furniture making
February 18
English for speakers of other languages
February 20
English for speakers of other languages
$80 (domestic)
February 22
Māori language and culture
Māori language and culture
Māori language and culture