Advance Training Centres offer free youth guarantee military preparation  and computing programmes for students between 16-19 years old in the Auckland, Northland and Waikato regions. Incorporating a focus on structure and discipline along with real life employment skills, ATC aims to provide a safe and exciting learning environment where recruits can focus on their education and career goals.

Gain your NCEA levels with an injection of military style training and pathway to your dream job in the defence force, or related trades. Or upskill in computing for entry to higher learning or the workforce. Our campuses in Manukau, New Lynn, North Harbour,, Hamilton and Whangarei equip recruits with the tools to be successful in any career they choose. Every year, we see new students flourish in the transition to a military-styled education system, achieving academic, physical, and vocational heights they had previously couldn’t even dream of.

The Company Philosophy

Our philosophy is delivering highest quality education.  Educationally we attempt to get all of our recruits their NCEA Level 1 and/or Level 2 certificates, physically all of our recruits can pass the New Zealand Defence Force entrance standard and we aim to produce recruits who are young men and women that are good citizens that New Zealand can be proud of regardless of whether the recruit graduates into the NZDF, employment or further training opportunities.

The Military Prep School operates with a high level of structure and discipline.  Rules are enforced and consequences are imposed on recruits who do not follow the regulations of the school.  This allows us to provide a safe learning environment for all so that recruits can focus on their education and career goals.

There is a rich and proud history in our country of men and women who have given themselves to ‘service’.  ATC’s Military Prep School has been a successful part of that on-going and sustained history by providing fit, educated, disciplined, focused and well trained recruits no matter what area they wish to serve in.

ATC started with the establishment of Military Prep School and developed, diversifying into offering business administration and computing courses. The growth takes into consideration the interest from students that prefer more business qualifications rather than Physical Training. Our Business and Computing School also focuses on delivering relevant industry based knowledge paired with the skills required in real world workplaces across a wide range of industries. We are proud to nurture and produce educated, disciplined, focused and well trained graduates into either the workforce or further training.

Professionalism and Quality

ATC receives the majority of its funding from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and the Ministry of Social Development for its courses.  As part of the funding agreements we are audited by both these organisations.  As a NZQA registered and accredited provider we also undergo audits from NZQA.  To view our latest NZQA audit click the link below.

NZQA Audit

Contact Us

HEAD OFFICE – New Lynn Branch

  • Physical Address:    3033 Great North Road, New Lynn, Auckland
  • Telephone:                 09 827 6100 or 0508 282 282
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Manukau Branch

  • Physical Address:     6 Osterley Way, Manukau, Auckland
  • Telephone:                  09 557 2021 or 0508 282 282

Hamilton Branch

  • Physical Address:     848 Victoria Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton 3240
  • Telephone:                 07 839 2306 or 0508 282 282

Whangarei Branch

  • Physical Address:     Level 3, Spire House, 35 Robert Street Whangarei
  • Telephone:                 09 438 2825 or 0508 282 282