Taster & STAR courses

Taster Day Workshops

Experience EITs FREE school holiday workshops.  For Year 11/12/13 school students (or 15-18 years old). You don’t need to be at school to take part.

Monday 8 July 


In today’s ultra-competitve world, discover what it takes to be a biz-whiz and how accounting, management and marketing helps companies get ahead.
9am – 12pm 

If you are passionate about young children, and their development, this could be for you. Find out how you could take on an incredibly rewarding career as an early childhood teacher.
9am – 11.30am

If you want to get a feel for what a job in the primary industries is all about then join us for a half day of practical workshops.
9am – 12pm

Do you remember your favourite teachers?
Find out the fun-damentals of primary teaching and what makes a great teacher.
9am – 11am

Lip Style
In this taster workshop you will create a lip balm to take home and learn about the curative properties of the ingredients.
9am – 11am

Sport and Exercise – Teaching games for understanding (TGfU) is one way to get athletes to develop problem solving skills while playing sport that can transfer into other parts of their life. Come to a session and partake in a neuromuscular warm up, TGfU activities, cool down and recovery that
will encourage you to think about your own instructing skills and learning styles.
9am – 11am |

Teasing, curling, pinning and shampooing are all essential parts of a hairdressers art. Try your hand at creating hairstyles on our practice mannequins and each other.
9am – 12pm

Tuesday 9 July

Turning data into gold – analytics is changing the world. Choose your dataset and make some discoveries of your own, and see how organisations are using analytics or decisionmaking and strategy development.
9am – 12pm 

Get a taster of programming as you learn how to make your own game for use on all devices.
9am – 12pm

Programme and use drones and VEX robots, and affordable Raspberry Pi’s and Arduino’s, to experience and consider automation and the future of work.
9am – 12pm

Many of the big movies use the green screen to create their scenes. Experience the magic of the green screen and sample a taste of the movie world.
9am – 12pm

Social work is about working with individuals and families to build safe and strong communities. Come along and experience some of the skills you need to be a great social worker.
9am – 11am

Come and spend time in our simulation lab and learn a few basic nursing skills such as vital signs and injections.
9am – 11am

It’s time to stretch your imagination and vision!
Your brief is to blend/hybridise two or more differing ‘images’ to compose a new creation of your choice.
9am – 12pm

Learn how to choose and apply foundation correctly and how to create the perfect lip.
9am – 11am


Wednesday 10 July 

Interested in a career in barbering? Come and experience some simple barbering skills in our modern salon.
9am – 11am

Get up close to our animals and learn how to look after them and some basic facts about working in the animal industry.
9am – 11am

Knowledge and understanding Māori language, customs and culture are key to Aotearoa’s history and identity. Come and explore Te Reo Māori through art and games.
9am – 12pm

Register your interest for a FREE Taster programme here or call 0800 22 55 348 for more information.
Priority spaces for Year 12 and 13.


STAR Programmes

STAR courses fill quickly. To book, please speak to your school STAR coordinator or careers advisor as they may be able to fund the course, otherwise you can book in directly yourself with EIT: 0800 22 55 348.  All students must be 16 yrs or over.   


Quickstart to ArchiCAD

In this 3-day course you will start by learning the basics of ArchiCAD by completing some simple exercises and then put this knowledge to use by drawing out your first simple non-consent building. You will learn about drawing a 3D building and how to use that building to make drawings and finally, draw a simple house, make drawings, create rendered views, and create a solar study.

Date: 20 – 22 April 
Time: 9am – 2pm
Cost:  $300

For more information and to register your interest please contact LTurnbull@eit.ac.nz


Introduction to Barista

Learn about the history of coffee, how to operate and maintain espresso machines, and get hands on practical training preparing real espresso beverages.
4 US Credits, Level 2.


16/17 April (Thurs/Fri)
20/21 April (Mon/Tues)
6/7 July (Mon/Tues)
14/15 July (Tues/Wed)
28/29 September
6/7 October (Tues/Wed)

Time 9am-3pm
Cost $200


Introduction to Screen Production

Get a taste of working in the screen production industry.  You will get practical lessons in camera and sound recording, editing and sound mixing from experienced professionals.

Dates: 6- 8 October
Time:  9am-3pm
Cost:   $220


Screenprinting Workshop Weekend

This workshop introduces practical techniques of screen printing including how to make a screen using light sensitive emulsion and how to screenprint onto paper or a fabric surface. This workshop is suitable for beginners. We provide inks and paper to print on, bring your own tshirts, fabrics etc. Tutor: Lisa Feyen The minimum age is 16 years.

When: To be confirmed
Venue: EIT Hawke’s Bay Campus, ideaschool, DBlock, Print room D118
Cost: $220.00


Photography Workshop Weekend

Learn the principles and practice of good digital photography – we will cover how to control exposure, camera modes, digital file sizes and composition, with practical exercises to put into practice what is learnt. Bring your own camera. Students must supply own USB to save work on: min 4GB. The minimum age is 16 years.

Time To be confirmed
Venue: EIT Hawke’s Bay, ideaschool, DBlock, D103
Cost: $220.00


Junior Chef

This course is for students who are 14 years or older and still attending secondary school. Learn about basic food safety, followed by hands-on instruction in preparing a wide range of items.    

29/30 Sept and 1 Oct (Tues/Wed/Thurs)

Time 9am-3pm
Cost $200

Future Flatties 

5/6/7/8/9 October (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri)

Time To be confirmed
Cost To be confirmed