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 15 April

Adventures and Vacays
9am -11am
Want to go places? Here’s your chance to find out about the tourism and travel industry and the skills you need to be part of it.

Tease to Please – Hairdressing
9am -11am
Teasing, curling, pinning and cutting are all essential parts of a hairdressers art. Try your hand at creating hairstyles on our practice mannequins and each other.

Back to Basics – Ag, Hort and Forestry 
9am -12pm
If you want to get a feel for what a job in the primary industries (agriculture, horticulture or forestry) is all about then join us for a half day and learn the science behind NZ largest industries.

Tuesday 16 April

Game Programming
Get a taste of programming as you learn how to make your own game. You will learn to use JavaScript programming language, along with HTML and CSS, to develop a web-based game with Canvas. Moreover, you can share your online game with others afterward.

Beauty School 101: Nail shapes
9 -11am
Come and learn fingernail shaping skills in our fully-equipped beauty clinic. You will learn the different nail shapes and how to file correctly.

Creating the Hybrid – Visual Arts and Design
It’s time to get stretch your imagination and vision! Your brief is to blend/hybridise two or more differing ‘images’ to compose a new creation of your choice.

Modern Business
Discover what it takes to succeed in business and how to get ahead.  From management to marketing, budgets to  networking, explore the intricacies of a modern business environment.

Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th

From vine to wine 
Interested in science and love the outdoors? Get two experience-filled days of hands-on activity. Process grapes in our winery, analyse the juice in our state-of-the-art laboratory and begin the process of making wine. Year 12-13 only.

Wednesday 17th

Movie Magic – Screen Production
Experience the magic, intricacies and wizardry of the camera.  Be in front of the camera, behind the camera, take on the role of director – come and find out what the roles on a set are all about.

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 Anna Eady | aeady@eit.ac.nz | 0800 22 55 348


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


Time 9am-3pm
Tutor John Keech
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.


Time 9am-3pm
Tutor  Wayne Dobson
Cost $220

Junior Chef

14+ yrs.  Learn about basic food safety, followed by hands -on instruction in preparing a wide range of items.


Time 9am-3pm
Cost $160