STAR 2020 course dates
STAR dates 2020
Term 1 dates
|7||Introduction to Illustrator - limited spaces available||21 February||City Campus|
|7||Painting and Drawing||21 February||City Campus|
|8||Interior Design - limited spaces available||28 February||City Campus|
|8||Music Production||28 February||City Campus|
|8||Trades Taster Day||28 February||Rotokauri Campus|
|8||Horticulture and Arboriculture Taster Day||28 February||Hamilton Gardens Campus|
|9||Landscape Taster Day||6 March||Hamilton Gardens Campus|
|10||Performing Arts Taster||13 March||City Campus|
|10||Creative Media Taster||13 March||City Campus|
|11||Horticulture and Arboriculture Taster Day||20 March||Hamilton Gardens Campus|
|11||Interior Design||20 March||City Campus|
|11||Music Production||20 March||City Campus|
|12||Introduction to Cookery||25 March||Rotokauri Campus|
|12||Early Childhood Education Taster||27 March||City Campus|
|12||Painting and Drawing||27 March||City Campus|
|12||Introduction to Animal Technology||27 March||Rotokauri Campus|
|12||Landscape Taster Day||27 March||Hamilton Gardens Campus|
|12||MIG Welding - limited spaces available||27 March||Rotokauri Campus|
|12||Health Taster||27 March||City Campus|
|13||Hairdressing Taster||3 April||City Campus|
|14||Short Video Production Taster - limited spaces available||6 April||City Campus|
|14||Introduction to Photoshop||6 April||City Campus|
|14||Interior Design||7 April||City Campus|
|14||Creative Media Taster||7 April||City Campus|
|14||Engineering Taster Day||9 April||Rotokauri Campus|
Term 2 dates
|17||Painting and Drawing||1 May||City Campus|
|18||Early Childhood Education Taster||5 May||City Campus|
|18||Music Production||8 May||City Campus|
|18||Interior Design||8 May||City Campus|
|18||Health Taster||8 May||City Campus|
|19, 20 and 21||Food Service Styles and Menus||11, 18 and 25 May||Rotokauri Campus|
|19||Introduction to Cookery||14 May||Rotokauri Campus|
|19||Trades Taster Day||15 May||Rotokauri Campus|
|19||Painting and Drawing||15 May||City Campus|
|19||Introduction to Illustrator||15 May||City Campus|
|20||Painting and Drawing||22 May||City Campus|
|20||Creative Media Taster||22 May||City Campus|
|20||Performing Arts Taster||22 May||City Campus|
|20||Introduction to Illustrator||22 May||City Campus|
|21, 22, 23, 24 and 25||Barista 5-day||27 May 3, 10, 17 and 24 August||Rotokauri Campus|
|21||Engineering Taster Day||28 May||Rotokauri Campus|
|21||Horticulture and Arboriculture Taster Day||29 May||Hamilton Gardens Campus|
|21||Music Production||29 May||City Campus|
|21||Introduction to Printmaking||29 May||City Campus|
|21||Interior Design||29 May||City Campus|
|22||Landscape Taster Day||5 June||Hamilton Gardens Campus|
|22||Health Taster||5 June||City Campus|
|22||Introduction to Animal Technology||5 June||Rotokauri Campus|
|22||Early Childhood Education Taster||5 June||City Campus|
|22||Short Video Production Taster||5 June||City Campus|
|23||Introduction to Barista and Restaurant Service||8 June||Rotokauri Campus|
|23||MIG Welding||12 June||Rotokauri Campus|
|23||Beauty Taster||12 June||City Campus|
|23||Hairdressing Taster||12 June||City Campus|
|25||Early Childhood Education Taster||26 June||City Campus|
Term 3 dates
|29||Health Taster||24 July||City Campus|
|30||Introduction to Barista and Restaurant Service||27 July||Rotokauri Campus|
|30||Introduction to Cookery||27 July||Rotokauri Campus|
|31, 32, 33, 34 and 35||Prepare and Cook Basic Pastry Dishes||3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 August||Rotokauri Campus|
|31, 32, 33, 34 and 35||Barista 5-day||5, 12, 19, 26 August and 2 September ||Rotokauri Campus|
|32, 33 and 34||Food Service Styles and Menus||10, 17 and 24 August ||Rotokauri Campus|
|32||Music Production||14 August ||City Campus|
|32||Introduction to Printmaking||14 August||City Campus|
|32||Photoshop||14 August||City Campus|
|32||Interior Design||14 August||City Campus|
|32||Health Taster||14 August||City Campus|
|33||Early Childhood Education Taster||18 August ||City Campus|
|33||Painting and Drawing||21 August ||City Campus|
|33||Performing Arts Taster||21 August ||City Campus|
|33||Introduction to Illustrator||21 August||City Campus|
|34||Engineering Taster Day||27 August ||Rotokauri Campus|
|34||Creative Media Taster||28 August||City Campus|
|34||Short Video Production Taster||28 August||City Campus|
|34||Music Production||28 August||City Campus|
|34||Introduction to Illustrator||28 August||City Campus|
|34||MIG Welding||28 August||Rotokauri Campus|
|34||Trades Taster Day||28 August||Rotokauri Campus|
|35, 36 and 37||Food Safety Methods, Hazards and Control||4, 11 and 18 September||Rotokauri Campus|
|35||Introduction to Printmaking||4 September ||City Campus|
|35||Photoshop||4 September||City Campus|
|35||Interior Design||4 September||City Campus|
|36||Introduction to Barista and Restaurant Service||7 September||Rotokauri Campus|
|36||Painting and Drawing||11 September||City Campus|
|36||Performing Arts Taster||11 September||City Campus|
|36||Music Production||11 September||City Campus|
|36||Introduction to Illustrator||11 September||City Campus|
|36||Introduction to Animal Technology||11 September||Rotokauri Campus|
|36||Horticulture and Arboriculture Taster Day||11 September||Hamilton Gardens Campus|
|37||Introduction to Illustrator||14 September||City Campus|
|37||Photoshop||14 September||City Campus|
|37||Interior Design||15 September||City Campus|
|37||Introduction to Printmaking||15 September||City Campus|
|37||Short Video Production Taster||15 September||City Campus|
|37||Creative Media Taster||15 September||City Campus|
|37||Painting and Drawing||18 September||City Campus|
|37||Landscape Taster Day||18 September||Hamilton Gardens Campus|
|37||Health Taster||18 September||City Campus|
|38||Introduction to Cookery||21 September||Rotokauri Campus|
|38||Beauty Taster||25 September||City Campus|
|38||Hairdressing Taster||25 September ||City Campus|
Still at Secondary High School?
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 maybe 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.
Information for students
STAR course times
The location of the STAR course will be at either the Rotokauri or City Campus. Your careers advisor will inform you of the location. A member of the STAR team will meet you at one of the locations listed below, where you will be required to complete an enrolment form before being escorted to the course venue.
Rotokauri Campus: G Block for Trades, L Block for Hospitality, Q Block for Sport, S Block (Hub) for Animal Care and any other STAR courses that are not listed above.
City Campus: The Hub – Building with Café, Library and Student Services. Look out for the Yellow “STAR” sign on one of the shared tables. Media Arts (Photoshop, Performing Arts, Illustrator, Pattern/Printmaking, Music, Short Video, Interior Design), Early Childhood Education, Health Taster Day, Hair & Beauty.
Hamilton Gardens Campus: Wintec Horticulture Centre – Entrance 2, Public Carpark. Cross the bridge from the public car park, over to the Horticulture Education Centre reception. Horticulture & Arboriculture Taster, Landscape Taster.
Each course will have different clothing requirements. Please check your programme requirements by clicking on the pathway option and then the course for more information.
As STAR Courses are booked through the student’s secondary school, you must contact the school if you cannot attend. If you become unwell while attending a STAR course, your school will be contacted.
Upon completion of the STAR course, you will be sent an attendance certificate via your school.
There is no parking available at the City Campus.
At the Rotokauri campus, STAR students can park in carparks 1 and 2 only. ‘Pay & display’ tickets can be purchased from payment machines located in the car parks. Parking costs .50c per hour, capped at $4.00 per day, between 8am and 4pm weekdays.
Please do not park in the visitor parking as this will incur a Parking Infringement.
Parking is free at the Hamilton Gardens Campus in the public carpark.
The Wintec City campus is a 1-minute walk from the Hamilton bus depot; therefore, all inner-city BUSIT routes will be a suitable mode of transport. Click here to find the best route for your address. The Orbiter bus route runs between the Hamilton City Bus Depot and Wintec Rotokauri Campus.
Food on campus
Food is not provided as part of the STAR experience. However, both the City, Rotokauri and Hamilton Gardens campuses have excellent cafés serving a tempting array of hot and cold food, and espresso coffee. In the student areas of all our campuses there are also microwaves, hot water and snack vending machines.
Students are welcome to bring their own packed lunch
Click here for a printable version of the parent information sheet.