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Ara is the largest vocational training institute in the South Island of New Zealand. Our practical, hands-on learning is provided in a supportive, welcoming environment. When you graduate from Ara you'll be work ready for your chosen industry or profession, with the skills employers need. 

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Engineering student wins first inaugural Summer Sprint programme

Engineering student wins first inaugural Summer Sprint programme

An Ara Diploma in Mechanical Engineering student Sukhdeep Singh has just had the “greatest experience...

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Ara expands its English testing services

Ara expands its English testing services

Ara Institute of Canterbury has cemented its reputation as the leading English language testing centre...

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First female carpenter from Pacific Trades Partnership begins education in New Zealand

First female carpenter from Pacific Trades Partnership begins education in New Zealand

Ma’aola Fiupepe is starting an exciting new chapter; she has just arrived in New Zealand...

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Ara first to achieve near perfect nursing employment rate

Ara first to achieve near perfect nursing employment rate

99% of graduates in nursing employment is unprecedented in the sector....

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Ara CE visits partner institutes in Japan

Ara CE visits partner institutes in Japan

Tony Gray, Ara Institute of Canterbury Chief Executive, made a trip to Japan last week...

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Who knew? Augmented Reality brings Emerge to digital life

Who knew? Augmented Reality brings Emerge to digital life

The Emerge exhibition in Ara’s Visions Restaurant (12 – 15 November) will at first look...

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