If you're still at secondary school and are trying to decide on your future career join us for a STAR programme and get a taste of a career before committing to full-time study.
STAR programmes are usually one day, but may be up to five. All of our STAR programmes are aligned with vocational pathways, and some of our programmes also have credits attached.
Please note, you must book through your school. Careers advisors please use the Booking Form to book a place for your students.
All STAR programmes
- Creative Media Taster
- Music Production Taster
- Short Video Production Taster
- Introduction to Illustrator Taster
- Photoshop Taster
- Performing Arts Taster
- Painting and Drawing Taster
- Printmaking Taster
- Interior Design Taster
- Hairdressing Taster
- Beauty Taster
- Barista 5-Day Taster
- Introduction to Barista and Restaurant Services Taster
- Introduction to Cookery Taster
- Provide Table Service in Hospitality Taster
- Food Safety Methods, Hazards & Control
- Prepare and Cook Basic Pasta Taster
- Food Service Styles and Menus Taster
- Prepare and Cook Basic Pastry Dishes Taster
- Introduction to Animal Technology Taster
- Business Taster
- Health Taster
- Early Childhood Education Taster
- Horticulture and Arboriculture Taster
- Landscape Taster
- Engineering Taster
- Introduction to Computer Aided Drawing Taster
- MIG Welding Taster
- Automotive Taster
- Carpentry Taster
- Electrical Taster
- Outdoor Education Taster
- Sport Taster
Information for students, parents, and caregivers
STAR course times
8.45am - 9.00am - Meet and greet session with STAR coordinator
9.00am - 3.00pm - In-class with the tutor
Rotokauri Campus: The Hub (S Block) for all courses.
City Campus: The Hub (building with the café, library, and other student services). Look for the yellow “STAR” sign on one of the shared tables. Courses taught here are Media Arts (Photoshop, Illustrator, Printmaking, Music, Short Video, Interior Design, Performing Arts, Painting and Drawing, and Creative Media), Early Childhood Education, Health Taster Day, Business Taster, Hair, and Beauty.
Hamilton Gardens Campus: Access via the public car park at Gate 2. Cross the bridge from the car park, over to the Wintec Horticulture Education Centre reception. Courses taught here are Horticulture and Arboriculture Taster, and Landscape Taster.
At the meet and greet session, students will be required to complete an enrolment form before being taken to their classroom.
Each course will have different clothing requirements. Please check your programme requirements by clicking on the relevant STAR course above, to find out the clothing requirements.
As STAR courses are booked through the student’s secondary school, you must contact the school if they cannot attend. If your child becomes unwell while attending a STAR course, their school will be contacted.
Upon completion of the STAR course, certificates are sent to secondary schools which will be forwarded to students.
Phone: 07 834 8800 ext 3358
Please visit the Student Information Centre, A Block City Campus for assistance in person.
Rotokauri: Star students are required to 'pay & display.' Students can park in car park 1 or 2, Star students cannot park in visitor parking as this will incur a parking infringement. Parking costs 0.50c per hour capped at $4.00
per day, between 8.00 am and 4.00 pm weekdays. Tickets can be purchased from payment machines located in car parks 1 and 2.
Hamilton Gardens: FREE parking is available at the Hamilton Gardens Campus in the public car park.
City: NO parking available at the City Campus.
The Wintec City Campus is a 1min walk from the Hamilton City Transport Centre, therefore all inner-city BUSIT routes will be a suitable mode of transport. The Orbiter Bus Route runs between the Hamilton City Transport Centre and Wintec Rotokauri
Food on campus
Our City, Rotokauri and Hamilton Gardens Campuses have excellent cafés serving an array of hot and cold food and espresso coffee. In the student areas of all our campuses, there are microwaves, hot water and snack vending machines. Students are welcome to bring their own packed lunch.
Please click here to view/download the campus maps and to find campus addresses.
Click here for a printable version of the parent information sheet.