Tertiary and Trades Training
South Waikato has a range of practical trades training and tertiary study options that will help give your teenager a great head start.
South Waikato is the perfect place for students looking for a career in farming, forestry, timber and paper.
Toi Ohomai is one of the largest tertiary education providers in New Zealand. It’s Tokoroa campus works closely with local employers, equipping skills with relevant qualifications in engineering, forestry, mechanics, logistics, construction and hospitality.
Te Whanaga o Aotearoa is a uniquely Maori learning environment that offers certificates, diplomas, degrees and master qualifications.
Students studying at Waikato University can grab a free bus to the Hamilton campus.
There’s plenty of scope for on-the -job training in South Waikato too.
Your son or daughter can earn NCEA credits while gaining real-world work experience with local businesses through our Gateway programmes. They can secure themselves an apprenticeship too – it’s a great way to gain a qualification without building up a big student debt.