Kia ora!

Located in Dunedin, New Zealand Kokiri offers practical/vocational courses that equip foundation learners with the opportunity to learn employable skills in preparation for higher education or as a gateway into the workforce.

Arai Te Uru Kōkiri will comply completely with the Prime Minister's COVID-19 announcement on 23 March 2020 regarding New Zealand going into Lockdown. We are also following the Ministry of Health’s guidelines to ensure the health and wellbeing of our kaimahi, tauira and hāpori during this difficult time.

It is essential that we keep our whānau safe and keep things going in these trying times.

We have prepared for distance and online learning and as of Tuesday 24 March, all our teaching and learning will happen remotely with workbooks, online or by phone.

We are extremely proud of all our kaimahi who have worked hard in recent weeks to make this possible.

If any tauira have difficulty with online learning, just give us a call on 03 455 5725 so that we can help make it work for you.

We hope that our tauira and kaimahi will be able to use the coming days and weeks to focus on the safety and wellbeing of their whānau.

Keep up-to-date with future announcements on our Facebook page, our website and via the Government’s official website:

He waka eke noa – we’re all in this together. Ki te hoe!

Kokiri Training Centre currently delivers the following educational and training programmes to all members of our community.

          • Whanau Ora

    Age group 18+, enrolled in NZ Certificate in Whanau Ora.
    Entry via Otago Polytechnic, coordinated by us.

            • Alternative Education Programme

    Age group 14-16, enrolled in Te Ara Marama NZQA Level 1 Foundation Skills.
    Entry via Dunedin Secondary Schools Partnership.

            • Te Ara Hau Pukenga Training Scheme

    Age group: 18 and over, enrolled in Ara Hau Pukenga NZQA Level 2 Training Scheme.
    Entry via WINZ Benefit Criteria.

            • Manaaki Tauira Training Scheme

    Age group: Secondary School Students Year 11, 12, 13, enrolled on Maori Tourism programme,  25 NZQA credits for the Otago Polytechnic Trades Academy up to NZQA Level 3.
    Entry via agreement with your Secondary School and enrollment in Otago Polytechnic Trades Academy.

    Programmes with NZQA levels

    Programme Level Age Group
    Te Ara Marama, Foundation skills programme 1 14-16
    Te Ara Hau Pukenga, Training Scheme 2 18+
    NZ Certificate in Whanau Ora 3 All Ages