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Dual Enrolment programmes

Dual Enrolment programmes are a great way to earn NCEA credits and get a feel for tertiary study, while you’re still at school.

By gaining industry-based skills at Ara, you can move ahead faster into higher-level study, an apprenticeship or employment.

As a dual enrolment student, you'll be enrolled at secondary school and Ara at the same time. For the duration of the school year, you’ll spend one to two days per week at Ara, and the rest of the week at school with your friends doing your normal school activities. You’ll have access to both school and tertiary support services, which helps with a smoother transition into the workplace or education beyond school.

Dual Enrolment programmes are delivered in a variety of flexible ways that can be negotiated with your school to best meet your needs. Even better, they’re free if you're in Years 11, 12 or 13.

*Places are limited and funding is dependent on availability. Some courses may incur costs, depending on the learner’s eligibility.