Our Industry Partners
Auckland Rugby League
Auckland Rugby League (ARL) is responsible for rugby league in the region, including both club and school rugby league. Our students have had the opportunity to work with the ARL since 2017. Every second term, students have the chance over 10-12 weeks to work on upcoming school tournament events, gaining vital event management skills & experience. Students plan and officiate games. Auckland Rugby Leagues is always on the lookout for people to place after studies, in recent years recruiting our Level 3 and 6 students.
High Performance Sport New Zealand
HPSNZ is supported by the government to provide a worldleading high performance system for organisations and athletes in New Zealand. We partnered with the HPSNZ to form the Athlete Friendly Network. The Network supports aspiring athletes in balancing their sporting career with their academic studies. It offers a system to achieve academic excellence with innovative approaches to sports science, technology and athlete wellbeing. Our network is committed to students reaching sporting success with the plans to support current or retired athletes, and identify future high performance athletes for HPSNZ.
We have a strong and proud association with Les Mills enabling Personal Training students to excel during their studies. Our students are offered Group Fitness Classes, as well as, gym facilities to gain work experience and exposure to the Fitness Industry. Programmes involve boxing and Crossfit at the Les Mills gym. Our students commonly go on to work with Les Mills as Personal Trainers, and Group Fitness Instructors. Personal Training students are invited to take part in Personal Trainer work experience week while gaining their certification. One week of extreme practical activities with numerous opportunities to deliver Personal Training sessions and experience what it is like to be a client – all under the watchful eye of the Les Mills Personal Training Manager. Students have the added value of learning the ‘business’ side of Personal Training, with practical tips and techniques on how to run a successful Personal Training business.
The Wellington Phoenix Academy is known as the number one football academy in the country. We recently partnered with them to grow educational pathways for aspiring professional footballers, and build employment pathways for graduates through internships and opportunities for collaboration between our organisations. Each year, we select and provide a full scholarship and work experience opportunity to two of our students who are aspiring athletes. These students develop their capabilities within tactical training, strength conditioning, fitness training, and mentorship. We work with these students and focus on their education, while committing to their sporting endeavours, with the intention of moulding them into representative team players.
Wellington Cricket Academy
The Wellington Cricket Academy is the regional sporting body for Cricket and caters to athletes in a high-performance environment with expert training.
We partnered with them in 2018, to assist those looking to be the next generation of cricket coaches or New Zealand BLACKCAPS and WHITE FERNS players.
We offer two full scholarships each year. To date, we have already seen success, with many students being trained and developed as coaches.
Wellington Rugby Football Union
We have a strong partnership with the Wellington Rugby Football Union (WRFU). Together, we provide a range of training programmes, including study scholarships to WRFU Academy players and developing the pre-elite Academy programme for students looking to join the WRFU Academy. We provide emerging players at WRFU the opportunity to develop and grow outside the game with an education pathway that opens doors for the future, both on and off the field. Our previous graduates include; All Black Ma’a Nonu, Rodney & Steven So’oialo, and more recently Curtis Ambros, Adam Hill, Belgium Tuatagaloa, Nani Laumape and Sam Dickson.