Institute of Technology / Polytechnics (ITPs)


Unitec has been a leader in applied tertiary education for almost 30 years. Unitec students experience a unique educational offering in an immersive, creative environment and designed to create a new breed of talent and to meet the future needs of industry. Read More

MIT – Manukau Institute of Technology

Manukau Institute of Technology provides flexible learning options to suit your lifestyle. Innovative courses in a great learning environment. Since 1970 MIT has helped hundreds of thousands of students gain excellent qualifications and satisfying jobs. Will you be next? Read More


NorthTec is the region’s largest provider of tertiary education, with campuses and learning centres in Whangarei city and Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands, and Learning Centres in Rawene on the shores of the Hokianga, Kaikohe and our northernmost site in Kaitaia. NorthTec remains the only Northland-based Tertiary Education Institute (TEI) that provides programmes from foundation to degree level. Read More

Whitireia Polytechnic

Whitireia Polytechnic is a government owned and funded tertiary institute of technology, known for its high student success rate and culturally diverse student body. It has grown since its establishment in 1986 on the shores of Porirua Harbour, to become an 11,000 student operation with campuses in Auckland, Wellington, Kapiti and Porirua. In the last four years a capital programme has enhanced the main Porirua campus with an award winning library, industry trades centre, business and IT building, health and education centre and a new technology ‘texlon’ covered central atrium. Read More

WINTEC – Waikato Institute of Technology

WINTEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY one of New Zealand’s largest Institutes of Technology/Polytechnics (ITPs) and a leading provider of high quality, vocational and professional education in the Waikato region. With seven campuses throughout the region and a history spanning more than 80 years, proud to be an integral part of the region, serving the needs of students, employers and the wider community. Whether you’re a potential student, an employer, industry group or community organisation, WinTec is looking forward to working with you to build a stronger community. Read More

WITT – Western Institute of Technology

TARANAKI – The Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT) is a quality Government-owned tertiary education institution based in New Zealand’s cultural and surfing hub. Taranaki is a beautiful region defined by its wonderful snow-capped mountain, extensive coastline, great surfing and many opportunities for outdoor activities. WITT is the only state tertiary institution in Taranaki and offers courses from certificate to degree level across a wide range of areas, including Business, Nursing, Hospitality, Maori, Humanities, Media, Art, Electrical, Engineering, Automotive, Welding, Carpentry, Architecture, Computing, Hairdressing, Fashion, Beauty Therapy, Early Childhood Education, Social Sciences and Agriculture. Read More


WIT is a tertiary education facility (or Polytechnic) in the Waiariki Rohe (Bay of Plenty). It provides up-to-date and relevant vocational training in key industries such as forestry, tourism, hospitality, and the trades, which are vital to our region’s growth and success. Waiariki has strong links to local and national training and governmental bodies ensuring students obtain relevant and job-ready qualifications when they graduate. Waiariki provides a number of support services to help with student success: Learner Support, Health and Counselling, Manaakitanga Programme. Read More

BOP – Bay of Plenty

TAURANGA – Bay of Plenty Polytechnic offers the largest range of New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) approved programmes in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty. The nationally recognised short courses, certificates, diplomas, degree programmes and pathways are relevant, hands-on and of high quality. Students benefit from smaller class sizes and lots of personal attention by staffs who are committed and aware of industries’ needs. Bay of Plenty Polytechnic works closely with local and national industries to provide the right training and skills needed in their workforces; this means our graduates have excellent employment prospects. Read More

UCOL – Universal College of Learning

The Universal College of Learning or UCOL is an award winning, government-funded institute of technology and polytechnic with three campuses in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand. It is committed to innovation, in teaching and learning as well as student support services. It offers a broad range of polytech courses and programmes, including foundation and certificate programmes, diplomas, degrees and some post-graduate options. Polytech courses are available from our three campuses in Palmerston North, Masterton and Whanganui and many are also available online, using the latest web technology. Their style is practical, down-to-earth, creative and adventurous. We take advantage of the latest technology to improve teaching and learning. Read More

Weltec Institute of Technology

It has practical skills, know about new technology, can solve problems, develop new ideas and learn from experience. People with skills like this are the New Professionals, and there’s a shortage of them. It is developing programmes, teaching methods, technology and industry networks so that their students can have the qualities that employers are demanding. Whatever your choice of study and career you can be sure that you can become a recognised New Professional – well equipped with the experience, skills and contacts to hit the ground running. The programme managers work directly with employers and industry advisory groups to make sure that our qualifications include the skills and knowledge that employers want. Read More


Programmes are designed to provide students with work ready, professional skills needed in the global market place, while strong networks with local businesses and employers ensure our students make an easy transition into employment. CPIT is the largest polytechnic in the South Island. CPIT is New Zealand Government-owned and has been at the forefront of applied vocational learning for more than 100 years. Recognised internationally for its strong emphasis on applied and practical learning, utilising work-integration and industry relationships. Read More

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology is a high quality tertiary education provider located in the Nelson / Marlborough region at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. The Nelson / Marlborough region is one of the most beautiful and desirable areas in New Zealand to live and study. Each year, NMIT attracts around 3,000 equivalent full time students who come to enjoy the scenery, beaches, sunny climate, culture, relaxed lifestyle and education opportunities offered. With campuses in Nelson and Blenheim, NMIT offers more than 80 programmes at certificate, diploma or degree level across a broad range of areas. Student life is vibrant. There is always something to entertain you, as well as support services to help you ease your way into your studies with as little stress as possible. Our tutors are enthusiastic and committed to helping you achieve your goals and we work together with local business and industry representatives to ensure you get the most up-to-date training available. Read More

Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic has a long tradition of producing exceptional graduates. Our foundation has laid with the Dunedin Technical School, established in 1889, and the Art School that opened in 1870. Our graduates are second-to-none and possess qualities that are highly desired both in New Zealand and the world-over. They are focused, resourceful, and forward thinking and their ideas solve problems and propel industries. A qualification from Otago Polytechnic is an exceptional hands-on foundation for an international career. Read More


In 1987 the Hawke’s Bay Community College was renamed the “Hawke’s Bay Polytechnic”. The next name change – to the ‘Eastern Institute of Technology’ occurred in 1996, the Institute’s 21st year. Many people have reaped the rewards of a quality education at EIT over the last 30 years. The Institute offers an extensive range of programmes. There are now more than 100 programmes offered at postgraduate, degree, diploma and certificate level, across an impressive range of subject areas. EIT programmes combine practical skills with a sound theory base. Many can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis so there is an increasing opportunity to earn while you learn. Open Entry courses enable people who don’t have academic qualifications or don’t feel ready for a higher level of study, an introductory pathway to achieving a fulfilling career. EIT aims to meet the demands of the regions’ key industry groups as well as the wider employment market, and networks closely with the community. Unique programmes are offered in areas such as Viticulture, Wine and Food Science and Sport and Recreation. Read More

SIT – The Southern Institute of Technology

SIT is one of 20 government polytechnics and institutes of technology offering tertiary education throughout New Zealand. SIT programmes are accredited and approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority up to postgraduate level. SIT has a proud history of vocational education and training. For almost 40 years we have been providing students with quality education across a range of subject areas and at a variety of levels including postgraduate study. This variety enables you to enter your training at the level that suits you and to progress as you are ready. Many of our programmes link to higher level qualifications at SIT and other institutions in New Zealand and throughout the world. We are constantly developing these relationships to ensure that our graduates have maximum mobility. Read More

Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Tai Poutini Polytechnic – Education is the foundation for amu career and at Tai Poutini Polytechnic they offer a wide range of programmes throughout New Zealand that lead to different career opportunities. Their programmes are high quality, very practical and have strong industry support. They are all experts in their field and have great industry networks.

Their students have high success rates – both in their studies and in finding employment after graduation. Read More

Auckland Institute of Studies

Established in 1990, Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) is one of New Zealand’s largest private degree-granting institutions. provide a wide range of NZQA-approved qualifications, including certificate, diploma, undergraduate degree, graduate diploma, and postgraduate diploma and degree programmes for domestic and international students. AIS offers a variety of courses in international business, tourism management, hospitality management, information technology and business administration. Our fast-growing MBA programme is one of the largest in New Zealand, and our English Language Centre offers qualifications in EFL, EAP, IELTS Preparation and Business English. Read More