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CourseCourse DescriptionDatesEntry RequirementFEES
Cook like a Boss!!!Let’s take the fuss out of cooking and really get in to the feel of cooking with great local produce!!! A selection of dishes cooked using local product and cheap imported cuts of NZ meat, made quick and easy using the fundamentals and the basis that all Chefs and Cooks use to get the most out of their products and to cook to perfection. Perfect for the housewife or husband or anyone in fact looking to mix it up in the kitchen and improve their understanding and repertoire.Tuesday 1st of March and finishing Wednesday 2nd March starting at 5.30pm to 9pm.N/A$50
SPANISHLearn basic conversational SpanishMARCHN/A$20
MAORI FOR INTERMEDIATE LEARNERLearn to speak conversational maori for everyday use.APRILN/A$20
MAORILearn to speak basic maori for everyday use.AprilN/A$20
EMBROIDERYLearn the art of embroidery stiches of the Cook Islands and complete a cushion cover .MAYN/A$20
FLORAL ARTLearn new techniques to display floral presentations using what we have around us to decorate our home, office and community buildings.APRILN/A$50
JEWELRY WITH FRANCIS KIRKHAMLearn to work with silver and complete a jewelry piece at retail standardAPRILN/A$50
LANDSCAPE PAINTINGLearners to complete a landscape scene of Rarotonga. Basic painting skill will be taught as you work towards completing your work.MARCHN/A$50
SCREEN PRINTINGCreate an original design that can be imprinted onto an article of your choice. Learn the process of getting this design onto a screen.MARCHN/A$50
MARCOTTINGLearn the art of marcotting a plant to reproduce exactly the same fruit tree, shrub and flowers you would like for your garden.JUNEN/A$20
COMPANION PLANTINGExplore what plants you can plant together to help keep pests awayJUNEN/A$20
PRUNING SHRUBSLearn when, how and what parts to prune in Cook Islands conditions.MAYN/A$20
PRUNING TREESPractical skills to prune trees to keep it manageable and producing what it is intended for whether it’s for food or flowers.MAYN/A$20
BASIC HORTICULTURELearn to plant vegetables according to soil type and climatic conditionsMayN/A$20
KIA RAPATA EFFECTIVE PARENTINGTo give people who are seen in communities as leaders and mentors the skills to mentor at risk parents and young people.MARCHN/A$20
TOKU TIKAANAGA HUMAN RIGHTSIdentifying issues and learn your right as a person and which agencies can help. The course will teach you step by step in completing documentation required by the agencies.MARCHN/A$20
INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC DESIGN:Learn the fundamentals of visual communication combining images, words, and ideas to convey information to an audience using graphics software programmes.APRILN/A$50
QUANTITY SURVEYLearn the skill of estimating costs to build a house in the Cook Islands. These are costs starting from building the foundation to putting a roof on your home.JUNEN/A$20
PLAN MY HOMEPlan your home. Learn what documentation is needed to build a house in the Cook Islands adhering to building standards and regulations.JUNEN/A$20
KUKI COCKTAILSPrepare cool cocktails for a range of occasions.JUNEN/A$50
FOOD PAIRING FOR CHEFSLearn to pair drinks with the right foodAPRILN/A$50
Automotive and Engineering Workshop SkillsDevelop skills in Automotive and Engineering Workshop industry. The training provides you with the skills and knowledge in the basic principles and practices in automotive and engineering workshop.Fulltime 11 week intensive The scheduling of this course is dependant on tutor availability and start date is to be advisedNCEA Level 1 or experience$300 fee.
Building and Construction SkillsDevelop skills in the building industry. The Training in Multi-skill Building Construction provides you with the skills and knowledge in the basic principles and practices in carpentry, joinery and furniture making, plumbing, plastering, and painting and decorating. A focus on practical exercises where you can apply what you've learntFulltime 11 week intensive The scheduling of this course is dependant on tutor availability and start date is to be advisedNCEA Level 1 or experience$300 fee.
CITTI Certificate in Applied Practical Skills.Preparing you for further studies in a trade area and to develop your skills when looking for a job. This 34-week full-time programme covers: Automotive, Carpentry, Engineering, Electrical and PlumbingFull Year programme commencing on 09 FebruaryNoneNone
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS (FIRST LINE MANAGEMENT) LEVEL 3This course will give you the knowledge and skills associated with first line management (team leaders, supervisors, or charge hands)26 Weeks Dates to be advisedNone$50
NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN RETAIL (LEVEL 3)If you want to get a head start in the retail industry you would be wise to enroll in this programme quickly. You will learn practical skills including cash handling, how to create attention grabbing point of sale displays, and effective customer service.17 WeeksAvailable only in industryTBC
CITY & GUILDS INTERNATIONAL INTRODUCTION AWARD IN CUSTOMER SERVICE (SERVICE SECTOR) - KIA ORANA SERVICE COURSEA Cook Islands Tourism Corporation initiative in partnership with the Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute2 Day Course OngoingNoneNo fee
FOOD SAFETYFood safety is an important component of the hospitality sector. This course is based on presenting the basic principles and practices of food safety.Dates to be AdvisedNone$50
BAKING, ROASTING AND GRILLINGThis course focuses on the skills and knowledge required to prepare and cook foods by baking, roasting and grilling.Dates to be advisedNone$50
PREPARE, COOK AND FINISH FOODS BY BOILING, POACHING AND STEAMINGThis course focuses on the skills and knowledge required to prepare and cook foods by boiling, poaching and steaming.Dates to be advisedNone$50
PREPARE, COOK AND FINISH FOODS BY BRAISING AND STEWINGThis course focuses on the skills and knowledge required to prepare and cook foods by braising and stewing.Dates to be advisedNone.$50
PREPARE, COOK AND FINISH FOODS BY FRYINGThis course focuses on the skills and knowledge required to prepare and cook foods using the frying methods of cookery.Dates to be advisedNone$50
PREPARE FOOD FOR COLD PRESENTATIONThis course will help develop the necessary skills required in preparing and presenting cold foods. You will be introduced to the techniques of preparing and presenting a range of cold food items ranging from simple sandwiches to complex cold buffets.Dates to be advisedNone$50
INTRODUCTION TO BASIC KITCHEN PROCEDURESThis course will introduce you to three important areas essential to working in a kitchen, developing an understanding of the different roles and responsibilities, basic kitchen numeracy skills, and an understanding of the safe handling of knives in the kitchen.Dates to be advisedNone$50
MENU KNOWLEDGE AND DESIGNThis course covers the importance of menu design, different menu styles, the content of menus and requirements for service.Onsite delivery on demandNone$50
HOT AND COLD BEVERAGE SERVICE SKILLSThis course will help develop the knowledge and skills to prepare and serve a range of hot and cold beverages and develop an understanding of the service techniques used for different drinks.Onsite delivery on demandNone$50 per Block
Food and Beverage Service Skills SeriesThis course will enable the learner to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to deliver a range of service techniques, including counter, carvery, buffet and the service of food and beverages to the table.Onsite delivery on demandNone$50 per Block
CUSTOMER SERVICE IN THE CATERING & HOSPITALITY INDUSTRYThis course will enable learners to deal effectively with customers using a range of techniques in a variety of situations in hospitality.Onsite delivery on demandNone$50
INTRODUCTION TO THE HOSPITALITY AND CATERING INDUSTRYThis course is for people interested in a career in the hospitality industry. You will get a chance to explore the industry, types of operations and establishments within it. You will also develop an awareness of the employment opportunities and an understanding of the importance of professional behaviour in the industry.Onsite delivery on demandN/A$50
CITY & GUILDS LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN IN FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICESThe Level 2 Diploma Food and Beverage Services is for candidates who wish to work in the hospitality industry and already have knowledge of the basic principles of restaurant or bar work, or who can demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm to work and study in order to supplement their existing knowledge.Intake details available upon requestNCEA Level 1$150
FIX MY SMALL ENGINELearn to fix your own small engine at home. These are one stroke engines like lawn mowers, grass cutters and blowers.MayN/A$50
BUILD MY FURNITUREThe tutor will take you though a step by step of how to build basic furniture.MAYN/A$50
PRUNING – TREES AND SHRUBSIf you have trees, sooner or later you'll be forced to do a little pruning. Come along to learn practical instruction for Cook Islands conditions - when, how, and what to prune.JuneN/A$20
GRAFTINGLearn the art of grafting a plant to reproduce exactly the same fruit tree, shrub and flowers you would like for your garden.JuneN/A$20
ORGANIC GARDENING – PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICESExplore some of the trends in sustainable growing with the aim to build ecosystems, promote biodiversity, increase soil and plant health, instead of relying on artificial fertilisers and sprays. Covers composting techniques, worm-farming, liquid manures, companion planting and crop rotation.AprilN/A$20
BAKINGLearn the basics to becoming a great home baker.JuneN/A$50
Digital LiteracyVersion 3 teaches generic ICT skills and concepts, and features screen shots and simulations from Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 to illustrate and provide hands-on examples for students. There are five courses within the certificate; Computer Basics The Internet and the World Wide Web Productivity Programs Computer Security and Privacy Digital LifestylesTBCN/A$10
WeldingThis will be conducted in conjunction with the Island Council, to provide the infrastructure division within the Island Administration office, skills in welding, the different techniques, safety measures and care of the machines.(TBC)N/A$10
Local Cooking Short term continuing education programme to develop skills in meat preparation and meals using local ingredients that are used every day by the community which will include hygiene practices.TBCN/A$10
Fix our furnitureA fun community programme to help participants develop skills that will improve comfort and livelihood at home and as a stepping stone to being a qualified carpenter.TBCN/A$10
Business WorkshopFocusing on developing and stimulating local business entrepreneurship skills in book keeping principles and processes.TBCNone$50
CITTI Certificate of Achievement in Culture and ArtsDeveloping skills in canoe-making combined with a rich cultural teachings in using tools, techniques for tree cutting, knowledge of ancestral techniques in navigation, team-work and sustainable skills of local livelihood via the use of the vaka in the ocean for fishing and travelling.TBCN/A$50
Media ProgrammeOffering a practical programme aimed at building skills related to television production, cam-era work, editing, storyboarding and writing. Understanding media industries, organisation, regulations and practice. Open to anyone interested in pursuing a career in media, mar-keting or research.TBCN/A$50
Weaving and basket makingThe aim of this course is to weave this basket that is part of Cook Islands culture. It was how everything was transported before the western influence.TBCN/A$10
Cook Island dance - AitutakiThe aim of this course is to learn and perform a simple dance with musical accompaniment.TBCN/A$10
Autara Maori for beginnersAn intensive formal language course to teach people basic conversational Maori language for everyday useTBCN/A$10
Computing for beginnersAim of this course is to offer basic computing skills to those not familiar withTBCN/A$10
BASIC COMPUTINGA step by step basic computing skills. You will be taught how to use word and basic excel.MarchN/A$20
Automotive and Engineering Workshop SkillsDevelop skills in Automotive and Engineering Workshop industry. The training provides you with the skills and knowledge in the basic principles and practices in automotive and engineering workshop. A focus on practical exercises where you can apply what you've learntFulltime 11 week inten-sive The scheduling of this course is dependant on tutor availability and start date is to be advisedNCEA Level 1 or experience$300 fee.
CITTI Certificate in Applied Practical SkillsPreparing you for further studies in a trade area and to develop your skills when looking for a job. This 34-week full-time programme covers: Automotive Carpentry Engineering Electrical PlumbingFull Year programme commencing on 09 Feb-ruaryN/AN/A
National Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying (Introduction) (Level 2)This entry level qualification provides a solid foundation and introduction for those are employed in the plumbing and drainlaying industry or ready to enter into the industry This entry Level (L2) qualification is being offered to lead students towards a new Level 3 qualification being developed for 2016Full Year programme commencing on 09 Feb-ruary Part Time ongoing. Evening classes with some short daytime block courses.NCEA Level 1 or experience$300 annual fee.
National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trades Skills in conjunction with BCITOOffering Stage 1 (Pre- Building Trade Certificate) Stage 2 (Building Trade Certificate) If you are employed in the building industry or ready to enter into the industry, you can further your knowledge of building construction with the National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trades SkillsFull Year programme commencing February 9th Part Time ongoing. Evening classes with some short daytime block courses. The programme for 2016 is a new intake of stage 1 and on-going stage 2NCEA Level 1 or experience$300 annual fee.
Introduction to Hospitality ManagementThis course is designed for individuals who wish to develop a solid foundation of manage-ment concepts and skills applicable to the hospitality industry. Participants gain essential management skills through undertaking five short modules that cover the areas of human resource management, marketing, leadership, financial analysis, and foodservice manage-ment. In short, these courses are designed to build a foundation of skills to help new man-agers succeed and progress in their organization.Onsite delivery on demandN/A$50
Art on a Plate for Industry ChefsIf you’re looking to master the art of presentation and creating a 5 star dining experience , what better place to do it than with the NZ Chef of the Year 2014 over four evenings at the Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute? Chef William Mordido will work with participants by showcasing 4 different dishes for each day- canapes/amuse, entree, main and dessert and culminating in a dining experience for guests at the Kai Reka Restaurant.16 hours Dates to be advisedCurrently working as a Chef$100
Cook Islands Introductory Certificate in Business Administration & ComputingThis programme introduces the student to business administration and computing. Work towards this certificate by completing a series of modules in administration and computing.February—July Dates to be advisedNone$50
New Zealand Certificate in Retail (Level 3)If you want to get a head start in the retail industry you would be wise to enroll in this programme quickly. You will learn practical skills including cash handling, how to create attention grabbing point of sale displays, and effective customer service. (Availability dependent on accreditation; Available only in industry)17 Weeks, 09 February—26 JulyNCEA Level 1 or experienceTBC
City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in International TourismIf you already work in the tourism sector and have some knowledge and basic skills in the industry and you want to increase your knowledge and understanding of the sector and perhaps move into a supervisory role this course is the platform that you are looking for (Availability dependent on accreditation).TBCNCEA Level 1 or experienceTBC
City & Guilds Level 1 - Certificate in International TourismIf you are starting out in the travel & tourism sector and/or want to gain practical skills & experience to succeed in a frontline job in the tourism industry this course is perfect for you (Availability dependent on accreditation)TBCNCEA Level 1 or experienceTBC
City & Guilds Level 2 - Diploma in Men’s & Women’s HairdressingIf you are starting out in hairdressing or have some knowledge and basic skills in the industry— probably from a role where you work under supervision this course would be perfect for you. 17 Weeks, February — JuneNCEA Level 1$150
Customer ServiceGood customer service is not about satisfying the customer, it is about "wowing" the customer! It's about making the customer walk in, do business, and walk out again absolutely stunned that their transaction was so enjoyable.On request. Mini-mum numbers ap-ply.N/AFREE!
Short Order Cooking for Industry ChefsSkills gained as a result of undertaking this course allows students to enter the workforce32 hours Dates to be advisedN/A$100
Certificate in Advanced Food SafetyFood safety is an important component of the hospitality sector. This course is based on presenting the basic principles and practices of food safety.16 hours Dates to be advisedInvolved in food handling.$50
FRENCHLearn basic and daily conversational French language.FebruaryN/A$20
COOKING FOR BLOKESFood that blokes enjoy cooking.MARCHN/A$50
FIX MY OUTBOARD MOTORLearn to maintain your out-board motor engine to keep it in tiptop condition.APRILN/A$50
LANDSCAPINGLearn how to plan and estimate the costs of landscaping a main feature like a water or rock feature built into your garden.MAYN/A$20
ELECTRONICSInstalling P.A. Systems and wiring your sound systemsN/A$50
Te Ulu o Te Watu Community EducationA series of ongoing short-term continuing education courses including computers, English, sewing, makos (chanting), oe vaka, agriculture and other courses of community interest.January 17-ongoingN/ATBC
CITTI, Te Ulu o Te Watu, Certificate of Achievement in Applied Trades & Skills (CATS)Certificate providing an introduction to the automotive, carpentry, and electrical programmes17 Weeks, February 17-November 7thN/ATBC
CITTI, Te Ulu o Te Watu, Certificate of Achievement in Employment & Training (CAET)Certificate providing an introduction to the automotive, carpentry, and electrical programmes. A hands-on programme with some theory. Fulfills requirements to enter into further trades certificates.12 WeeksN/ATBC
CITTI, Te Ulu o Te Watu Certificate of Achievement in Culture & Arts (CACA)Certificate in the cultural preservation and arts of Pukapuka 12 WeeksN/ATBC
CITTI, Te Rito O Araura Diploma in Foundation Tertiary StudiesAn entry-level diploma that incorporates GCF Learnfree Certification in compu-ting, career studies and customer service through Alison-on-line Certification, life skills and on- site work placements.34 Weeks, February 9th-November 13th16 Years and over$50
CITTI, Te Rito O Araura Bridging and Tertiary StudiesThis program is designed to develop the necessary skill sets to allow students to pursue tertiary studies at a higher level. It will provide students with an individualised program of study with links to courses at USP, Polytechnics and On.34 Weeks, February 9th-November 13th16 Years and over$50
PASTA MAKINGLearn to make your own pasta and sauces that complements it. JuneN/A$50
FIX MY RIDEParticipants will learn how to maintain and fix their own motorbikes.20 hours, AprilN/A$50
National Certificate in Motor Industry(Automotive Engineering) in conjunction with Unitec If you are employed in the automotive industry or ready to enter into the industry, you can fur-ther your knowledge of vehicle engineering with the National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Engineering). You'll start your stud-ies at level 2 and progress to level 3 and 4 during the period of trainingFull Year programme commencing on 09 February. Part Time ongoing. Evening classes with some short daytime block courses as required. The programme for 2016 is ongoing level 2, 3 and 4.NCEA Level 1 or experience$300 annual fee.
National Certificate in Electrical EngineeringIf you are employed in the electrical industry or ready to enter into the industry, you can further your understanding of electrical engineering theory with the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Electrician for Registration). You'll find out more about electric lighting and motors, electrical appliances and electrical instrumenta-tion. Improve your knowledge of switchboards, wiring and electrical cables, and low and high voltage.Full year programme commencing on 09 February. Part Time ongoing. Evening classes with some short daytime block courses . The programme for 2016 is ongoing level 3 and 4 with some “catch-up” opportunities for partially completed Level 2 students.NCEA Level 1 or experience$300 annual fee.
Diploma in NursingAn academic and practice based programme that leads to nursing registration in the Cook Islands.February 2017, 3 Year ProgrammeNCEA Level 3 (42 credits) including English, Science and Maths. Attributes and health suitable for nursingSubject to Ministry of Health. Minimum material fees
City & Guilds Level 1 - Diploma in Hair & Beauty (Beauty Therapy)Learn the skills of a junior stylist working in a hair salon. These include: health & safety, shampooing & conditioning, plaiting & braiding, image creation, colour, styling men & women’s hair, hand care, salon sales and the art of dressing hair.17 Weeks, February — JuneNCEA Level 1$150
City & Guilds Level 2 - Award in Professional Bartending (Cocktails with Free Pouring)Learn professional bartending, cocktail preparation and free pouringOnsite delivery on demandNCEA Level 1$150
City & Guilds Level 2 - Certificate in International Barista AwardLearn all about coffee, counter and basic bar service skills 8-26 Feb, 7-31st March, 4-28th April, 2-27th MayNCEA Level 1$50
City & Guilds Level 1 - Diploma in Food Preparation & CookingLearn the essential knowledge and skills that are needed to start a career in culinary artsIntake details available upon requestNCEA Level 1$150
City & Guilds Level 1 - Diploma in Food & Beverage ServicesHands on courses in food and beverage service skills and the hospitality and catering industry17 Weeks, 09 February—26 JulyNCEA Level 1$150