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SILVER FERN MOTORSPORT CHARITABLE TRUST PROGRAMMES   

Silver Fern MotorSport Charitable Trust offers three programmes:

 

1. YOUTH AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING PROGRAMME 

About the Programme:

  • 10-day intensive hands-on training and mentorship programme
  • Opportunity to experience a range of hands on activities related to automotive and motorsport, and learn new skills transferable to long term career pathways
  • Small groups (4 maximum per intake)
  • Facilitated in a real automotive workshop environment by a Qualified Mechanic Tutor

Referral Criteria:

  • Age Criteria: 14 - 17 years
  • Reside in Auckland
  • Not currently be in employment or training   
  • Must complete an online referral form
  • Acceptance of referral is subject to a pre-screening process
  • Referral maybe via self-referral, family/whanau, friend, community organisation or Government agency  

Location:

4087b Great North Road, Glen Eden Auckland (next door to Repco).

You will be required to make your own way to the training facility daily to attend the programme.

Course Dates:  Please refer to course dates listed in the website for upcoming courses

Time:  9am to 3pm daily

Cost:

  • Free
  • Includes food (morning tea and lunch)
  • Please note that some charges may apply to Government agency referrals

 

2. DRIVERS LICENSE PROGRAMME – LEARNER’S LICENSE

About the Programme:

  • 5 day training programme learning the rode code
  • Facilitated in groups (Maximum 10 per intake)
  • Includes sitting the Learner’s License Test within the 5-day period 

Referral Criteria:

  • 16 – 21 years
  • Reside in Auckland
  • Must complete an online referral form
  • Acceptance of referral is subject to a pre-screening process
  • Referral maybe via self-referral, family/whanau, friend, community organisation or Government agency

Location:

4087b Great North Road, Glen Eden Auckland (next door to Repco).

You will be required to make your own way to the training facility daily to attend the programme.

Course Dates:  Please refer to course dates listed in the website for upcoming courses

Time:  9am to 3pm daily

Cost:

  • Free
  • Includes food (morning tea and lunch)
  • Includes cost of sitting the Learner’s License Test (excluding re-sit if required)
  • Includes free birth certificate and photo ID if required to gain your licence.
  • Please note that some charges may apply to Government agency referrals

 

3. GETTING STARTED - WORK READY PROGRAMME 

About the Programme:

  • Support provided to get a CV, goal planning, setting up a bank account, setting up an email account, job seeking and accessing training pathways.

Referral Criteria:

  • Age Critieria: 16 - 21 years
  • Reside in Auckland
  • Not currently be in employment or training   
  • Must complete an online referral form
  • Acceptance of referral is subject to a pre-screening process
  • Referral maybe via self-referral, family/whanau, friend, community organisation or Government agency

Location:

4087b Great North Road, Glen Eden Auckland (next door to Repco).

You will be required to make your own way to the training facility daily to attend the programme.

Course Dates:  Please refer to course dates listed in the website for upcoming courses

Time:  9am to 3pm daily

Cost:

  • Free
  • Includes food (morning tea and lunch)
  • Please note that some charges may apply to Government agency referrals

 

 

4. RESTRICTED AND FULL DRIVERS LICENSE  

About the Programme:

  • Driver Training (practical) provided to help people learn to drive and gain their Restricted /Full Drivers License with a Professional Driving Instructor. Includes free lessons and test sitting fees and Training Vehicles are provided by us.
  • Accessibility criteria apply and acceptance is subject to receiving an online referral and prescreening meeting.
  • Participants must also agree to terms and conditions of engagement which will be supplied at the prescreening meeting.
  • All participants must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccine status.
  • Intakes are ongoing
  • Fees apply for Oranga Tamariki referral

Referral Criteria:

  • Age Critieria: 16.5 years + 
  • Must hold a Learner's license for at least 5 months before commencing the training programme, and must be a valid license and not have restrictions imposed by Police that prevent you to be able to participate in lessons, e.g., be a forbidden driver.
  • Reside in Auckland
  • Not currently be in employment or training   
  • Must complete an online referral form
  • Acceptance of referral is subject to a pre-screening process
  • Referral maybe via self-referral, family/whanau, friend, community organisation or Government agency

Location:

All driving lessons will commence from our training premises located at 4087b Great North Road, Glen Eden Auckland (next door to Repco). At the end of lessons, all participants will also be dropped back at the same location.

All participants must wait outside the premises to wait for the Driving Instructor to meet you for the lesson. 

You will be required to make your own way to the training facility daily to attend the programme.

Course Dates:  Please refer to course dates listed in the website for upcoming courses

Time:  Length of lessons are 1.5 hours in length, between Monday - Friday and specific time slots will be available to choose from:

Slot 1: 8:30 am -   10:00 am

Slot 2: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Slot 3: 1:00 pm  -  2:30 pm

Slot 4: 3:00 pm  -  4:30 pm

Session times may vary from time to time, and slots available is subject to availability at the time of referral.

Please note, no weekend times are available.

Cost:

  • Free
  • Includes food (morning tea and lunch)
  • Costs apply to Oranga Tamariki referrals

 

4. TWO DAY DRIVER HAZARD & CAR MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME 

About the Programme:

Two day training programme that includes:

  • Day 1: Driver Hazard Training and Safety Awareness (Group Facilitated)
  • DAY 2: Car Maintenance and Vehicle Safety (Practical Hands-on) - learn how to maintain your own car and become more aware of what to look for when your vehicle needs attention to stay safe. 
  • Participants must attend both days to be accepted.

Referral Criteria:

  • Age Critieria: 16 + years
  • Reside in Auckland. We also plan to come to parts of Waikato in mid 2022
  • Must complete an online referral form
  • Referral maybe via self-referral, family/whanau, friend, community organisation or Government agency

Location:

This Programme is mobile and therefore venue will vary. Please enquire for further information.

You will be required to make your own way to the training daily to attend the programme.

Course Dates:  Please refer to course dates listed in the website for upcoming courses

Time:  9am to 3pm on nominated days

Cost:

  • Free
  • Includes food (morning tea and lunch)
  • Please note that some charges may apply to Government agency referrals

 

HOW TO MAKE AN ONLINE REFERRAL

For any of the above programmes, please complete an online referral form. Referral applications will be responded to within 72 hours of receipt of the referral (excluding over the holiday period and statutory holidays). 


PROGRAMME INTAKE DATES

Please send your referrals and we will advise availability of spaces on available programmes.

Please indicate in your referral what your preferred Course # is and start date shown in the table below.

Plese note that all participants must be fully vaccinated to be able to access Silver Fern MotorSport Charitable Trust Programmes, and must show proof of vaccination status.   

 

UPCOMING PROGRAMMES

YOUTH AUTOMOTIVE  TRAINING PROGRAMME

  START DATE       FINISH DATE

Automotive Training Program (Men's)  (Course 4 )

24 January

     4 February

Automotive Training Program (Men's) (Course 5)       

21 February 4 March

Automotive Training Program (Men's) (Course 6)

14 March 25 March

Automotive Training Program (Men's) (Course 7)

4 April 14 April

Automotive Training Program (Men's) (Course 8)

2 May 13 May

Automotive Training Program (Men's) (Course 9)

23 May 3 June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEARNER LICENSE TRAINING  PROGRAMME      

  START DATE       FINISH DATE

learners License (Course 1)

14 February

     18 February

Learner License (Course 2)       

28 February 4 March

Learner License (Course 3)

21 March 25 March

Learner License (Course 4)

11 April 14 April

Learner License (Course 5)

9 May 13 May

Learner License (Course 6)

30 May 3 June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESTRICED /FULL DRIVERS LICENSE TRAINING

Intakes for those seeking to gain their Restricted and Full Drivers License are ongoing and commencing 2 March 2022. 

Includes Free Driver Training and Test Fees to gain a Restricted or Full Drivers License.

Accessibility critieria applies. 

Please note, any Oranga Tamariki referrals (fees apply, please enquire on costs)

Acceptance of referrals onto this programme must meet accessibility criteria, and will be subject to reviewing the online referral and face to face prescreening.

Participants must agree to the terms and conditions of engagement, and will be provided these to review at the prescreening meeting.

All participants must be fully vaccinated and show proof of their vaccine pass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-DAY DRIVER HAZARD & CAR MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME 

  START DATE       FINISH DATE

2 Day Driver Hazard &  Car Maintenance Programme (Course 1 )

10 March

     11 March

2 Day Driver Hazard &  Car Maintenance Programme (Course 2

31 March 1 April

2 Day Driver Hazard &  Car Maintenance Programme (Course 3)

21 April 22 April

2 Day Driver Hazard &  Car Maintenance Programme (Course 4)

19 May 20 May

2 Day Driver Hazard &  Car Maintenance Programme (Course 5)

9 June 10 June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GETTING STARTED (WORK READY PROGRAMME)

Acceptance onto the Getting Started Programme are ongoing.

Acceptance of referrals onto this programme must meet accessibility criteria.

Support includes: help with getting a CV, setting up a bank account, job seeking or getting into training.

Please send an online referral and our Programme Manager will be in touch with you to discuss the programme further. 

Please note all participants must be fully vaccinated to participate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PROGRAMMES

For enquires about any of our programmes please contact Programme Manager Ted Jarvis 

Phone: 021635031 
Email: ted.jarvis@silverfernmotorsport.com