STAR & Gateway Courses

At the New Zealand Institute of Sport, we offer a range of short courses and holiday programmes that are built to give you the chance to learn something you love, get a taste of what student life is like, and having a change of scene from school. 

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Our goal is to give hope, inspiration, and motivation. Whether you know what you want to study, or not sure what to do next, we'll help you explore in a fun and interactive environment so you can have a taste of the sport, recreation and fitness industry while you learn and upskill with friends.

 

Check out our Star & Gateway Tasters, Courses, & Holiday Programmes

 

Holiday Programmes

We offer two different holiday programmes for students wanting to earn NCEA Credits. You can choose between The Trainer or Coaching Skills. 

The Trainer

Level 2 | 5 Days | 8 credits

An actioned packed week where you will practice how to use gym equipment safely, learn how to explain the basic rules that are applied to sport at a beginner level, demonstrate and instruct safe static stretching techniques while working and communicating in a group environment.

Unit Standards:

21794 | Level 2 | Credits 3 Demonstrate, instruct, and monitor static stretching

9677 | Level 2 | Credits 3 Communicate in a team or group which has an objective

22769 | Level 2 | Credits 2 Demonstrate knowledge of basic skills and rules at a beginner level for a sport

$250 pp plus GST

Coaching Skills

Level 3 | 5 days | 8 Credits 

An exciting 5 day course all about coaching! Create coaching sessions to meet the needs of your client, make ethical decisions, and develop and apply strategies for coach and athlete protection. Also learn to demonstrate and apply knowledge of rules and regulations as a coach in a selected sport.

Unit Standards:

22771 | Level 3 | Credits 6 Plan beginner-level coaching sessions for sport participants

25825 | Level 3 | Credits 2 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of rules and regulations as a coach in a selected sport

$250 pp plus GST

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Tasters and Courses

If you are passionate about health and fitness, personal training, or are interested in sport coaching, our 1 Day Sport Tasters and courses are a great way to get an introduction into the different career paths in the Sport, Fitness and Recreation industries. 

Personal Training

1 Day Taster

Love exercise? Learn the ins and outs of this exciting career choice plus have the opportunity to work out on all our equipment.

$60 pp plus GST

3 Day Course

Students credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate and instruct safe static stretching techniques and monitor and improve the performance of static stretching by exercise participants.

Unit 21794 | Level 2 | Credits 3

$180 pp plus GST

Police and Defence Prep

1 Day Taster

Join us for an action packed day where you will have the opportunity to gain an insight about careers in the Police, Defence Force or Security.

$60 pp plus GST

Exercise For Fitness

1 Day Taster

Personal fitness is the key to a healthy mind and body. This course introduces you to fitness principles allowing you to get the most out of your exercise session.

$60 pp plus GST

2 Day Course

Students credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the basic skills developed at a beginner level for a sport; and explain the basic rules applied at a beginner level for a sport.

Unit 22769 | Level 2 | Credits 2

$180 pp plus GST

Coaching

1 Day Taster

The best coaches employ a set of skills that get the best from their teams. This course introduces you to high performance coaching practices.

$60 pp plus GST

3 Day Course

Students credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of individual and group characteristics and needs for coaching participants in sport.

Unit 25825 | Level 3 | Credits 3

$180 pp plus GST

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