Work-ready training with a focus on developing youth into confident, strong and communicative leaders for their schools, community and future work place.

Leader Facilitation
Work-ready training with a focus on youth facilitating team activities and developing communication, co-operation, problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Our day and residential courses are based upon Challenge-by-Choice and are designed for personal development and outdoor skill development. Educational needs can be met through gaining of NCEA credits, the Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award, and a myriad of work-ready skills.

Year 11 to 13 NCEA (15-18 years of age)
Unit Standards (day tramps, navigation, survival, rock climbing, abseiling, high ropes, low ropes, team building, rafting, caving, climbing) and PE Achievement Standard (risk, physical performance, leadership) assessment incorporating outdoor pursuit skill development and risk management. Students become work-ready, more adaptable and confident through learning self-management, personal limits, and communication and cooperation skills.

TSB TOPEC can customise a course to work for your rangatahi.
Block courses, one day per week for the year or term long and or a combination, we are innovative and can work within school timetables. We can be part of, or all of your Outdoor Education Department.

Extra Curricular Personal Development
TSB TOPEC is a Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award unit. We provide training and life-changing experiences for all four sections that make up the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards: skill, sport, community service and adventurous journey. A great way to meet like-minded youth from the region, develop essential life skills and have a great time along the way. Journeys are run during school holiday breaks and weekends. Or, get enough mates together and your school might let you come during the week.

Year 9 and 10 (13-15 years of age)
Learn to work as a team, while exploring Manaakitanga and Whanaungatanga. Students also learn how to be guardians of our land – Kaitiakitanga – while building personal skills in the outdoors. Both three and five-day residential camps are available. Activities involve rafting, high ropes, caving, adventure based learning (ABL), team challenges, bush skills and navigation, camping out overnight, rock climbing and abseiling.