Ara Institute of Canterbury


The decision to cut five courses at the Ara Institute of Canterbury is symptomatic of an approach to tertiary education that is failing local communities, the TEU said. Last week management announced five level 2 and 3 primary industry courses are to be closed, leaving six people out of a job. Responding to the consultation that first proposed closing the courses, the TEU called on Ara to collaborate with the local community on a...

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The decision to cut five courses at the Ara Institute of Canterbury is symptomatic of an approach to tertiary education that is failing local communities, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said today. Management’s decision to cut five level 2 and 3 primary industry courses leaves six people out of a job and will deny future generations of Timaru students the opportunity to gain certain qualifications in the primary industries [1]....

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National will be betraying a pledge to ensure quality tertiary education  provision in Timaru unless it intervenes to save five primary training courses earmarked for closure at the Ara Institute of Canterbury, the TEU has said. Management at the institution has released a consultation paper outlining plans to shut down five courses, leaving six staff facing redundancy. The institution cites one reason for the proposed closure as...

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National will be betraying a pledge to ensure quality tertiary education provision in Timaru unless it intervenes to save five primary training courses earmarked for closure at the Ara Institute of Canterbury, the TEU said today. Management at the institution have today released a consultation paper that outlines plans to shut down a five courses, leaving six staff facing redundancy. The institution cites one reason for the proposed...

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The TEU has expressed concerns after the findings of a staff survey at the Ara Institute of Canterbury were released to the media before staff. The survey sought feedback on a range of areas, including staff wellbeing, collaboration and communication. Having asked for feedback on communication, senior leaders then decided to bypass staff by releasing the results to the media first. Managers have been told they can access the results...

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Two courses cut at Ara’s Timaru Campus

Two courses cut at Ara’s Timaru Campus


Posted By on Feb 23, 2017

Two courses have been cut from Ara Institute of Canterbury’s Timaru campus due to low enrolment numbers. A tourism and a photography course have both been cut for the forthcoming academic year. It is not currently clear whether the decision will affect staffing numbers. Only one person had applied to do the six-month NZ Tourism L3 programme, with three enrolments received for Ara’s level five Certificate in Photography....

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