Secondary School Services

Our Youth and Community Engagement team are here to help secondary students find out more about tertiary education, career opportunities and the study options available to them at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology. Vocational Pathways wheel with adjectives added

Our team offers a range of services, all designed to make study decisions easier and more confident for secondary students and their supporters. 

Campus Tours

Our team is happy to show you around any of Toi Ohomai's campuses. Please contact us to make a time.

Open Day

Open Day is a chance for secondary school students from all over the region to join us on campus for a day packed with activities and short introductions to our courses.

Read more about Toi Ohomai Open Day

School Visits

Our Youth Community and Engagement Navigators are available for talks and presentations at secondary schools throughout the region.

SmartPaths/STAR Programmes 

These are taster programmes that are arranged with Toi Ohomai through the secondary school Careers Advisors. Student complete the programmes at their school as well as here at Toi Ohomai. Some portions of the programme attract credits that contribute to NCEA.

Student for a Day Programme

The ultimate 'try it out' option. Student for a Day enables students to attend Toi Ohomai as if they were a student, to give them a true taste of what it's like here, and to work out whether the study options they're considering are right for them. 

Read more about our Student for a Day Programme

Trades Academy

Students attend courses at Toi Ohomai each week to gain credits which contribute to NCEA, as well as a Vocational Pathway Endorsement award.

View the list of upcoming Trades Academy offerings (pdf, 347kb)

Vocational Pathway Information

View all our courses sorted by vocational pathway, plus information booklets you can download.


Frequently Asked Questions

You might also be interested in our frequently asked questions by parents and advisors

Publications for Careers Advisors

We have a range of booklets, posters, and publications to help secondary school students with the next step in their learning journey. To order, please complete the Publications Order Form.

Contact information

Youth and Community Engagement Navigator - Western & Eastern Bay of Plenty

Youth and Community Engagement Navigator - Rotorua, Taupo and South Waikato