Aotea College

Ngā Huarahi Mahi | Pathways

Follow this link to access all information about Aotea College courses from Years 9 - 13 and associated information.

See Aotea@work for information on Workshops and Job Shadowing Opportunities

See Calendar for information on Events and Application Deadlines.

See Tertiary Providers for information on upcoming University Introductory Sessions

See STAR Courses for information about the range of short courses from Tertiary Providers available to students

Find Links to all of our Application, Registration and Expression of Interest Forms.


We have been advised that, because of the impact of Covid - 19 restrictions, the Tertiary Education Commission has approved an alternative process to submitting certified copies of documents required for applications and enrolments.

As an interim process neither Te Pūkenga subsidiaries (Polytechnics) nor universities will require certified copies of the result document. They will get these results directly from NZQA. However, where possible, you should submit a copy of your result documentation, but this does not have to be certified.

In the interim other documents, e.g. passports, birth certificates, do not have to be certified. Instead, you should complete either the Declaration for Te Pūkenga or the Declaration for Universities. Follow the link and make a copy of the relevant document.

Preferably you should complete (note the Te Pūkenga declaration requires the name of the organisation inserted in three places) before you print it off and sign it. Then scan or photograph it so you can include it with your documentation. If this is absolutely not possible you can supply a handwritten document.

This is a formal document. You must ensure that when you are supplying scans or photographs of documents these are clear and legible. Similarly, if you have to provide a handwritten declaration you must ensure that this is legible with nor errors.

Congratulations to

2021 Senior Awards

Tom Carney - Prime Minister's Vocational Excellence Award

De Wet Olivier - Trades Academy Excellence Cup

Natalya Kasprzyk - Blairgowrie Cup for Excellence in Gateway

Samantha Kitching & Ella Workman - Ngā Huarahi Mahi

The Government has released details of the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) to provide free vocational education and training in key designated areas. Please keep these in mind when you are talking to students about future pathways.

The initiative covers:

  • Primary industries, including agriculture, horticulture and viticulture, fisheries (including aquaculture) and forestry;

  • Construction, including building, plumbing, and civil engineering;

  • Community support, including youth work, care for elderly, counselling and community health, including mental health and addiction support;

  • Manufacturing and mechanical engineering and technology;

  • Electrical engineering; and

  • Road transport (eg heavy vehicle operator).

It covers 20 NZ Certificates and NZ Apprentices. For full details:

FAQs for students on TEC website

Students wanting to find out more about these qualifications, where they are offered, entry requirements can check out the Polytechnics & ITOs page on the Pathways website or make an appointment to see Mr Davidson.