Future Skills Academy is a leading education and training provider based in Auckland. Programmes at our Manukau campus help school leavers and people who want to further their education get ready for the next step!
Study with Future Skills
- Building Surveying
- Construction Management
- Quantity Surveying
- Health, Disability & Aged Care
- Mental Health and Addiction Support
- Youth Guarantee
Study with Future Skills and….
- Develop valuable skills and knowledge for the work-force
- Build the confidence you need to kick-start your future
- Get qualified for the life you want
From Armed Forces Preparation to Carpentry programmes for youth to highly sought after New Zealand Diploma in Building Surveying and National Diplomas in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, we offer a range of programmes to choose from.
Are you an International student? Study Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying or Construction Management at Auckland International Campus in the heart of Auckland. Our international campus is managed in partnership with Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand's premier polytechnic.
NCEA VP (Social and Community Services) Level 2
Get the preparation you need to apply for entry into the New Zealand Armed Forces. Embark on a career where staying fit, travelling the world, meeting new people, and enjoying new experiences, is all part of the job!
The Future Skills Armed Forces Preparation programme offers zero fees for 16-19 year-olds, as part of the Youth Guarantee Programme. You will undergo physical fitness training and prepare for the aptitude test. This programme provides a core of English and Mathematics. You will also learn group and interpersonal skills, and basic computing.
Join this programme now and create your future in the Army, Navy or Air Force!
Looking to enter the field of mental health and addiction support? Or, perhaps you already have some experience but are keen to get qualified? Our course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to work as a mental health and addiction support worker or youth worker or in a dementia care setting.
The National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support programme will see you meet the requirements of the Ministry of Health’s (2008) "Let’s Get Real" framework at the essential level of performance. Learn the knowledge, skills and attitudes related to engaging with, and safely supporting youth and adults who are mental health, addiction or dementia service users.
We particularly encourage people with lived mental health experience who are going through the recovery journey to apply.
Join this programme now and make a difference in the lives of others!
Free places also available for 16-19 year old Youth Guarantee students
Skilled welders are in high demand – and our course will have you work ready in no time. Get qualified, and then just choose your area of interest: engineering, marine construction, structural fabrication, light and medium fabrication, or machinery and equipment manufacturing.
The National Certificate in Welding (Level 3) is your ticket to a challenging and rewarding career in welding. Learn the theory and practical skills required to weld safely, measure accurately, use hand and power tools, sketch and read drawings. Study the requirements for working with steel, stainless steel and aluminium, complete thermal cutting processes, and test for weld quality assurance.
Returning to study as an adult student was a huge undertaking for Antonielle who is a mother of four kids. However, her passion for helping others and making a difference in the community has helped her find the balance. She recently shared her story with us.
“Kia ora my name is Antonielle Wallace. I am a mother of four but a parent of five. My lifestyle since becoming a mother has always been about the love and support of my family and the work that I do as a Youth worker. I have always had an urge to support others and to upskill and better understand the work I that do for the future of our young people. As a Youth worker I have taken this opportunity to reach beyond what I have already achieved and set new goals and new heights for myself.
I am now a student once again after nearly 3 years of being a Kiwi Can Leader and delivering lessons of life values to 5 -12 year olds in in primary and intermediate schools. This was a great opportunity to see our young ones in their element. I have also continued to work with an amazing organisation Youthtown, who have played a huge part in my life and the future that I am working towards to become a Youth Counsellor in Addictions.
I am now studying at Future Skills, in the most amazing and welcoming class ever, Mental Health and Addictions Support Level 4. This class has been great and made me feel welcomed and supported not just by our peers but our supportive tutor Kailash Devan. He has been encouraging and always has time to go over anything you may not understand. I am a people person so communication is great for me. We have plenty of laughs and study in a relaxed atmosphere where everyone has different backgrounds and hail from all over Auckland. We have become a family in our class and we are always connecting with new students who become part of our class and Future Skills.
I am looking forward to completing my course in December but will also miss coming into class and seeing my classmates and catching up with Kailash, our awesome tutor, who greets us with a smile every morning and sometimes a coffee in hand during those cold mornings. This is a great environment for everyone that wants to get back into study without all the negative vibes and the overwhelming thoughts and feelings of 'I can’t do this'.
My class project is on ‘Schizophrenia’. I will do a presentation on what we are learning to understand and how we support those going through mental health problems.
I have always had an interest in how I can make a difference and where I am needed most, so going through this topic I have learnt a lot and I am able to find information that I once wasn’t able to find. I hope with my visual and interactive presentation I can also help others that are in my class to better understand what was once an assumption for many; and now factual and correct information.”