What We Do

SILVER FERN MOTORSPORT CHARITABLE TRUST PROGRAMMES   

Silver Fern MotorSport Charitable Trust offers the following training programmes:

 

1. YOUTH AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING PROGRAMME

 

2. DRIVE CARE PROGRAMME:

   - Learners Licence

    - Restricted Licence

    - Full Licence

    - HAZCAR (Driver Hazards & General Car Maintenance) 

    - Driver Competency Assessments

 

3. GETTING STARTED - WORK READY PROGRAMME

 

UPCOMING COURSE 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.

 

YOUTH AUTOMOTIVE  TRAINING PROGRAMME

  START DATE       FINISH DATE

Automotive Training Program (Men's) COURSE 6 (Spaces Available)

21 November  2 December

Automotive Traing Program (Men's) COURSE 7 (Spaces Available)

5 December 16 December

Automotive Training Program (Men's) COURSE 1 - 2023 (Spaces Available)

TBA TBA

Automotive Training Program (Men's) COURSE 2 - 2023 (Spaces Available)

TBA TBA

Automotive Training Program (Men's) COURSE 3 - 2023 (Spaces Available)

TBA TBA

Automotive Training Program (Men's) COURSE 2 - 2023 (SPACES AVAILABLE)

TBA TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEARNER LICENSE TRAINING  PROGRAMME                                  

  START DATE       FINISH DATE

Learner License (Course 11)   

28 November 2 December

Learner License (Course 12)  

12 December 16 December

Learner License (Course 1) 2023 (SPACES AVAILABLE)

TBA TBA

Learner License (Course 2) 2023 (SPACES AVAILABLE)

TBA TBA

Learner License (Course 3) 2023 (SPACES AVAILABLE)

TBA TBA

Learner License (Course 4) 2023 (SPACES AVAILABLE)

TBA TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1-DAY DRIVER HAZARD & CAR MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME 

  START       DATE       FINISH DATE

1 Day Driver Hazard & Car Maintenance Programme (Course 9) (SPACES AVAILABLE)

15 November 15 November

1 Day Driver Hazard & Car Maintenance Programme (Course 10) (SPACES AVAILABLE)

28 November 28 November

1 Day Driver Hazard & Car Maintenance Programme (Course 11) (SPACES AVAILABLE)

5 December 5 December

1 Day Driver Hazard & Car Maintenance Programme (Course 1)  2023 (SPACES AVAILABLE)

TBA TBA

1 Day Driver Hazard & Car Maintenance Programme (Course 2) 2023 (SPACES AVAILABLE)

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT 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 road code (or less days if  you 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.

A face mask must be worn during lessons

Lesson Times:  Length of lessons are 1.25 hours in length, between Monday - Friday and specific time slots will be available to choose from. We require you to commit to the same day/time each week when joining our programme so please ensure you can commit to weekly lessons.

Slot 1: 8:45 am -   10:00 am

Slot 2: 10:15 am - 11:30 pm

Slot 3: 12:15 pm  -  1:30 pm

Slot 4: 1:45 pm  -  3:00 pm

Slot 5: 3:15 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. ONE DAY DRIVER HAZARD & CAR MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME 

About the Programme:

One day training programme that includes:

  • Driver Hazard Training and Safety Awareness (Group Facilitated)
  • 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.

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). 


FURTHER INFORMATION 

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