As at 20 April, 2020- the government announced that New Zealand will move out of Alert Level 4, 11.59pm on Monday 27th April and move into Alert Level 3 on Tuesday 28th April to read more about this and to get information on the Tertiary student support package click here. New Zealand remains at Alert Level 4 - the maximum level. NZSE Campuses remain closed. We are currently delivering programmes online. Please stay home, except for getting essential supplies or exercise until authorities say it is OK to come out of the lockdown. For course information get in contact with your tutor/s and for additional information keep an eye on our COVID-19 page and read emails that come from the School to you directly. Follow all advice given through official channels and - The New Zealand Government.  Stay well. Stay safe and be kind to one another. We also have a Frequently Asked Questions page for students here.
ATC Military and Vocational Prep School will remain closed until after Alert Level 2 is implemented.  We intend for learning to resume on campus 18 May 2020 with scheduled cohorts throughout the week.  Online support is currently being directed for each cohort by their tutor, with ongoing updates.  Students should direct their course enquiries directly to their tutor to support ongoing achievement.
For more information keep an eye on our page and follow the advice given through trusted sources - especially the New Zealand Government.  Stay well. Stay safe and  be kind to one another.
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Pre-Deployment Training

Level 3 - Youth Guarantee*

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Start date
17 weeks
Study option
Full time study only.
Free* for 16-19 year olds.
*Conditions apply. Youth Guarantee scheme applies. Only for NZ Citizens or PR holders.
← Previous programme: Vocational Pathways in Social and Community ServicesNext programme: NZ Certificate in Security (Foundation) →
This programme will present students with a project to plan for, manage and recover from a civil emergency such as an earthquake, fire, flood or similar. Students will assume the roles of Emergency Response Services and will work in teams to produce portfolios of work - including the creation of a website. In keeping with the physical and mental demands of the emergency services all students will also participate in daily physical training and exercises with a military flavour to work towards being fit for purpose and ready to respond.

What you can learn

Employment opportunities

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to work or gain employment in a wide range of roles across a variety of service sectors. These may include:

What people say about us

"I was a high school dropout when I came to ATC and it was just such a massive change. The whole atmosphere and support kept me going, kept me on track."

Vanessa Wainohu

Military and Vocational Prep Graduate