VisionWest's Education and Training Centre is now closed as directed by the Ministry of Education, and in accordance with the COVID-19 Level 4 nationwide lockdown.

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Work Hard; Dream Big. Study towards a National Certificate in Hospitality or a National Certificate in Building, Construction, and Allied Trades. Young people studying at VisionWest Training Centre receive quality academic training using Unit Standards to enable them to achieve their NCEA. The Youth Guarantee Programme at VisionWest is designed to equip young people with foundation level skills that will assist them in pursuing further studies and career aspirations. VisionWest Training Centre is different. 

We offer:

  • Free Tuition
  • Travel Allowance
  • A Cafe and carpentry workshop for real, practical training and experience
  • Modern classrooms and computer suites
  • Caring and Supportive tutors and support staff
  • Practical Drivers Licensing Training for students to obtain their License

Students at VisionWest Training Centre learn in a small classroom setting in a friendly environment and our tutors offer extra support to students where it is required. VisionWest Training also works towards the transformation of the individual in areas of confidence and self-esteem and a strong emphasis is placed on personal accountability. 

National Certificate in Hospitality

There are NCEA level 1 and 2 qualifications available.

  • Level 1 Certificate in Hospitality (Foundation Skills)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality (Entry Skills)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality (Introductory Cookery)

These courses consist of 41-45 credits towards NCEA and cover practical training in:

  • Customer Service
  • Barista Skills
  • Basic Cookery Methods
  • Team Work and Communications (level 2 only)
National Certificate in Building, Construction, and Allied Trades Skills Level 2

This course consists of 48 credits towards NCEA Level 1 or 2 with Construction and Infrastructure Sector Vocational Pathway endorsement. The course covers practical training in:

  • Basic Carpentry Methods and Techniques
  • Communication Skills
  • Employment Skills
  • Health & Safety

Students who successfully complete the course are guaranteed a job with Fletcher Building.

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