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SILVER FERN MOTORSPORT CHARITABLE TRUST PROGRAMMES   

Silver Fern MotorSport Charitable Trust offers the following training programmes:

Please note that all clients must be fully vaccinated to access our 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 (or less days if pass earlier)
  • Facilitated in groups (Maximum 10 per intake)
  • Includes sitting the Learner’s License Test within the 5-day period 

Referral Criteria:

  • 16+ years (no upper age group)
  • 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:  9:30am to 2:30pm 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 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

 

4. RESTRICTED AND FULL DRIVERS LICENSE  

About the Programme:

  • Free Driving lessons to gain your Restricted or Full Drivers License with a Professional Driving Instructor.
  • Free test sitting fees 
  • Accessibility criteria apply 
  • Participants must sign a consent form and terms and conditions to participate
  • All participants must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccine status
  • Fees may apply for Oranga Tamariki referrals
  • Wait lists may apply depending on demand

Referral Criteria:

  • Age Critieria: 16 years +  (no upper limit)
  • Must hold a Learner's license for at least 4 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
  • 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: 8:45 am -   10:15 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 driving lessons and test sitting fees
  • Costs may apply to Oranga Tamariki referrals (please enquire)

 

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 (no upper limit)
  • Reside in Auckland
  • 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 1

4 July 15 July

Automotive Training Program (Men's) COURSE 2

25 July 5 August

Automotive Training Program (Men's) COURSE 3

29 August 9 September

Automotive Training Program (Men's) COURSE 4

19 September 30 September

Automotive Training Program (Men's) COURSE 5

10 October 21 October

Automotive Training Program (Men's) COURSE 6

31 October 11 November

Automotive Training Program (Men's) COURSE 7

21 November 30 November

Automotive Training Program (Men's) COURSE 8

5 December 16 December

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEARNER LICENSE TRAINING  PROGRAMME      

  START DATE       FINISH DATE

Learner License (Course 7)    

11 July 15 July

Learner License (Course 8)

1 August 5 August

Learner License (Course 9)

5 September 9 September

Learner License (Course 10)

26 September 30 September

Learner License (Course 11)

17 October 21 October

Learner License (Course 12)

7 November 11 November

Learner License (Course 13)

27 November 30 November

Learner License (Course 14)

12 December 16 December

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESTRICED /FULL DRIVERS LICENSE TRAINING

Intakes for those seeking to gain their Restricted and Full Drivers License are ongoing and open for referral.  

Wait lists may apply depending on demand

Includes FREE Driving Lessons and Test Fees

Accessibility Criteria:

- Not in employment, training or school (mainstream). Alternative Education Providers are eligible 

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

Acceptance of all referrals are subject to assessment of the online referral. 

Participants must sign a Consent Form and Terms and Conditions before lessons commence. 

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)

27 June 28 June

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

29 June 30 June

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

TBA TBA

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

TBA TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Manager Ted Jarvis or Programme Coordinator Diane Seddon

TED JARVIS (MANAGER)

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

 

DIANE SEDDON (PROGRAMME COORDINATOR & ADMINISTRATION)

Phone: 0276350311    Email: diane.seddon@silverfernmotorsport.com