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Waiariki Institute of Technology is based in the Bay of Plenty and provides a range of qaulification options across a great selection of industries.

If you've got questions for the team at Waiariki, post them below!

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Hi Waiariki, 

When do you open for applications? 

Thanks :) 

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Hi Waiariki

What do you think is the best thing about studying at Waiariki about other institutions?
What are your leading areas of study/teaching?

Thank you.

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Hi Waiariki, 

Do you have any accommodation options for someone who is looking at studying from out of town? 

Thanks :) 

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Hi Ashleigh!

Thanks for your interest in Waiariki. We officially start promoting Semester 1 enrolments on the 17th of August, but you are welcome to contact us anytime to get ahead of the crowd!

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Hi Waiariki, 

What level do you teach up to? Do you offer introductory courses right through to post graduate? I like the idea of being able to do my whole study at one institution.


Thanks.

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Hi Waiariki, 

Just wondering if there is any requirement to do work experience as part of your courses? I know places such as AUT require this. 

Thanks :) 

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Hi Oliver!

Thanks for your interest in Waiariki. The best thing about studying at Waiariki is we put a strong emphasis on culture and support here. All students get welcomed in a Maori pohiri and fully supported to achieve their career goals, through our qualifications.

We even offer free buses from many towns to Rotorua to make transport easy and tertiary study more affordable.

Plus Rotorua is right on your doorstep for mountain biking, rafting, our forests, Zorb, the lakes, and we're centrally located to the beach, snow and the big cities - so we really are the best of both worlds.

Our leading areas can be a little hard to list as there are a wide range of subject offerings available in a variety of study options, but  nursing, social work, carpentry (where students actually build a house that is auctioned for charity as part of their studies), tourism, hospitality, and automotive trades are popular options.

 

For our full range of subject areas please visit our website www.waiariki.ac.nz

 

 

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Hi Julian,

Is there a particular area you are interested in to help us refine that answer?

A lot of our quals have work experience built in, as we favour teaching a practical way. Ie mechanic students learn in the only MTA approved warrant testing station on a tertiary campus.

Nurses have second year placements, learning their craft in actual hospitals and clinics. This practical ability rolls out into many other areas as well, such as carpentry and early childhood education.

If there's a particular area you are interested in let me know and I can give you a more definitive answer.

 

Thanks for asking.

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Hi Kate,

We sure do! We offer from foundation learning right the way through to Masters degrees and postgraduate options in many areas. We are also about to announce new degrees for 2016 which will even add more options than ever before to that line of industry recognised qualifications.

 

Cheers for the interest!

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Hi David,

We sure do. We have many options available as we really try and help students keep down the cost of their tertiary years.

If you live in Taupo, Tokoroa or Whakatane, we have a free daily bus to and from our central Rotorua campus, which means you may not have to face the expense of moving at all.

If you are looking at moving from a different centre to study at Waiariki, our student accommodation options are available on our website through the link below, and also by calling 0800 924 274.

Students are always looking for flatmates on the campus noticeboards and in the local newspapers as well. Public transport in Rotorua is free to all students, so where ever you rent, transport to campus is always freely available.

Let us know if we can help further.

http://www.waiariki.ac.nz/future-students/accommodation-options

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Waiariki Institute of Technology is based in the Bay of Plenty and provides a range of qaulification options across a great selection of industries. 

If you've got questions for the team at Waiariki, post them below!

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I know nothing about forestry programmes I'm doing English maths science ict geography and agriculture/horticulture where would I start

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how big are the class sizes at Waiariki??

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Hi George,

Great question. That answer all depends on what area of forestry you are looking at getting into. Our Certificate in Forest Operations primes you for an apprenticeship out in the field by teaching you everything you need to know to hit the ground running.

Alternatively if you are looking into many of the other options forestry offers, we'd recommend the Diploma in Forest Management. From graders to site supervisors and more, this qualification opens up a whole world of possibilities.

There is a video of Forest Management students showing you what they did and where that qualification took them careerwise here: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152688894912335&set=vb.19679602334&type=2&theater

You can find details on the Certificate in Forest Operations here: http://www.waiariki.ac.nz/study-options/courses-and-qualifications/forestry-operations

You can find details on the Diploma in Forest Management here: http://www.waiariki.ac.nz/study-options/courses-and-qualifications/forest-managementhttp://www.waiariki.ac.nz/study-options/courses-and-qualifications/forestry-operations

In terms of class sizes that on depends on the size of the interest and what that means in terms of health and safety, it is a highly popular course, but we ensure everyone is safe and the classes aren't too big at the same time.

Forest Management is generally around a dozen people.

Thanks for your interest! Let us know if we can help further.

Edited by Waiariki I August 05, 2015 12:37
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Hi there, I would like to know if your forestry operations course gives you the chance to do work experience please.

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Hi there, I would like to know if your forestry operations course gives you the chance to do work experience please.

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Hi there, I would like to know if your forestry operations course gives you the chance to do work experience please.

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Edited by Tre R August 05, 2015 12:48
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why is waiariki good at forestry

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