Training Opportunities We Offer



We can pay for external providers to run microcredential courses in Kaikōura.

Microcredential courses that have been offered to date are:

  • First Aid
  • Grow Safe
  • Chainsaw Safety
  • Class 2 & 4 Drivers Licence (HT)
  • Barista Course
  • Work Skills
  • Food Safety
  • Duty Managers

To find out more about microcredentials that we can offer, and register your interest, get in touch with our local MTFJ coordinator Sean Madden.

Sean Madden: 027 372 2248, email or drop into 14 Ludstone Road to talk to one of our friendly team members at Te Hā o Mātauranga, Learning in Kaikōura.


We can help you with gaining your learners, restricted or full license!

Driving Coordination Achievements to date: October 2020 - 30th June 2021

  • Worked with 110 people to support them in their driving journey

  • 174 practical driving sessions

  • 25 learners licences passed

  • 22 restricted licences passed

  • 7 full licences passed

Driving Coordinator 

Renee Wood - 027 201 7638

Renee is supporting locals through the driver licencing process. This includes providing courses, helping to sort out the correct paperwork for, and booking, licence tests, and organising driver mentoring sessions.

To find out more about the driving services we offer, click here.


Other opportunities for young people:


Youth Employability Programme

Our Youth Employability Programmes (YEP) are focused on the soft skills that are needed for employment. These skills include how you interact with others, solve problems and manage your work.

We offer three different programmes:

  • Tahi Rangatahi - for youth who are not in education.
  • ASAP (After School Aspiration Programme) - This is a ten week programme for youth aged 12-14. The programme involves writing a CV, setting up practice interviews and more. The programme is fun, practical and activity based - we include vocational pathways, work experience and exploration.
  • A weekly group with senior students from Kaikōura High School. 

Youth Employability Facilitator

Rosie Poharama-Hepi: 027 371 9240

Rosie is running the Youth Employability Programme and sees her role as creating inspiration in our youth and community. Click here for more information.

Youth Services

If you are a young person who is not involved in education, training, work, or on a benefit; we can provide mentoring to help you get into education, training or employment.

We may also be able to assist you if you are a young person in need of financial support.

To find out more about Youth Services, what is available, who is eligible and how you can get in contact with us, click here.

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