Approx Cost:
Transport to and from Ara or the NTA site (McLeans Island). There are no costs associated with the tertiary courses.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is of benefit for this course
Entry Recommendations:

Yr 13 students who have preferably completed Level 2.  There are limited places, so a school selection process will apply. Students must be committed to a complete year of study.

Course Outline:

This blended course provides an opportunity for Yr 13 students to experience a tertiary course aligned with their vocational pathway while still being enrolled at school. Successful applicants would study part-time at Lincoln High School (LHS) and part-time at a tertiary trade academy, either Ara or the National Trade Academy (NTA). Students would attend LHS Monday - Wednesday and Ara or NTA Thursday – Friday. Applicants must have the tertiary course choice approved by LHS before applying to Ara or NTA. Student results from LHS, Ara or NTA count towards Level 3 NCEA.  

The course details may change but are accurate as at July 2022.

Lincoln High School (Monday to Wednesday) course – Employment Skills including Literacy and Numeracy as well as two option subjects.

Possible Ara (Thursday and Friday) courses:

  • Introduction to Construction Trades
  • Hospitality
  • Introduction to Electrical Engineering
  • Introduction to Automotive and Engineering

Possible National Trade Academy Level 3 (Thursday and Friday) courses include:

  • Animal Care
  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture and Landscaping
  • Equine
Where Does It Lead:

Full time tertiary courses, apprenticeships or employment in a pathway that aligns with the courses experienced at Ara and NTA.  

For further information see:
Ms Bamford, the Ara website ( or the NTA website (