FAQs

Step 1: Call us on our Freephone number: 0508 MY FUTURE (0508 693 888 73) and register your interest. Our friendly team will be able to help you through the process.
Step 2: Organise a time to come in and meet us.
Step 3: Come in and meet us, and go through the interview process. You will need to bring with you a bank statement, or verification of your bank number (this can be obtained from your bank if you do not have a statement). You will also need to bring with you a birth certificate or passport for identification purposes.
Step 4: Within a week, you should hear from our friendly team members advising you of your applications outcome. The outcome will depend on course availability, and the information received during your application.

If you haven’t heard from us within a week of applying, please don’t hesitate to contact us and follow up your application.

This depends on what course you are doing.  Most classes are from 9am-3pm, however, you will need to confirm your course timetable with your tutor.

You will need to check your eligibility with StudyLink.

In most situations, you will be able to get loans for the fee based courses with FutureCOL. If you have undertaken other studies in the past, and you have completed these courses, you should be able to get student allowances if your personal details deem you as eligible.

We can assist you with completing the documentation for student loans and allowances, however, if you have any concerns, you should get in touch with StudyLink directly. Their freephone number is 0800 889 900

FutureCOL takes pride in having a low student to tutor ratio, which means that our students get more one-on-one time with tutor.

FutureCOL on the whole has different numbers of students throughout the year. This means when you start your course is when your course duration starts. You may start your course in February, and someone else may start the same course in April, so you will both have different completion dates.

Because of the multiple intakes throughout the year, student numbers go up and down all the time. On average, we have 150 students over all our campus locations.

Primary Industries is a new qualification that is approved by NZQA.

The course itself gives you insight into the primary industries in your region (horticulture, agriculture, fisheries, meatworks). It shows you the diverse range of employment opportunities available within the primary industries. There are so many different roles within the primary industries that not everyone thinks about. Ranging from administrators through to CEO’s and manual labouring, this course will open your eyes to the world of opportunity that is at your back door.

Primary Industries is a huge sector of New Zealand that is growing. For more information, you can visit the Ministry of Primary Industries webpage: https://www.mpi.govt.nz/

We do have part-time study options available. There are opportunities for people to study specific unit standards, or to participate in short courses. For more information on these opportunties, please give us a call on our freephone number which is free to call from landlines and mobiles (so don’t worry if you don’t have any credit) 0508MYFUTURE (0508 693 888 73)

We understand! We have courses specifically designed for people who do not have their NCEA Level 2, so don’t panic!

For whatever the reason you didn’t gain qualifications at High School, don’t let that hold you back from getting in touch with us. You can give us a call on our freephone number which is free to call from landlines and mobiles (so don’t worry if you don’t have any credit) 0508MYFUTURE (0508 693 888 73)

FutureCOL works with the Tertiary Education Commission who have numerous levels of funding that can be provided to schools.  There is the Youth Guarantee initiative, as well as the Student Achievement Component funding.  Not all courses are funded by TEC, therefore, only some of the courses are ‘Zero Fees’ thanks to TEC.

Yes. The MegaBytes Cafe/Restaurant is very popular, and books out very quickly.

You can join our mailing list which sends out information on what meals are going to be available for the next week. As soon as you see something that suits your taste/availability, you can simply respond to the email advising how many people you would like to book for. Otherwise, you can give us a call on 06-878 5428