Studying at New Zealand’s institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs) will give you the skills, qualifications and experience you need to work anywhere in the world.Contact an education expert now
All ITP qualifications, from certificate to post-graduate level, are focused on specific job outcomes. It’s all about helping you further your career, and be more employable.
ITP programmes can include internships, work placements and industry projects. It’s another way to help you gain experience and become job-ready.
New Zealand ITP qualifications are recognised internationally, giving you the widest possible job market.
New Zealand’s ITPs and universities are public institutions. To get funding and support they have to meet standards of excellence from the government.
The courses at ITPs are informed by industry and employers to ensure their relevance. This also helps your employability when you graduate.
The lecturers at ITPs have relevant industry experience and ITP qualifications are held in high regard by employers around the world.
ITPs offer courses for all levels of study, from foundation certificates to undergraduate degrees, postgraduate programmes and masters degrees.
The study options at ITPs are flexible and include on-campus, distance or online study.
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Over the next few years, vocational education in New Zealand will be changing to create a more unified and future-focussed system.
If you're a student with a student visa enrolled in a full-time programme, you may be able to work*:
You may be able to apply for a post-study work visa which will allow you to work for up to three years in New Zealand after you graduate, depending on what you study and where you study.**
There are lots of different industries that really need skilled people. If you’d like to stay in New Zealand long-term, you can increase your chance of getting a work visa if you have experience or qualifications in these areas.
New Zealand is at the forefront of the information and computing industries. There are vacancies for skilled people in many different fields.
In a country with very diverse industries like New Zealand, many areas of engineering have a shortage of people.
These are both huge industries in New Zealand and there are openings in many sectors for people with the right skills.
New Zealand’s social services and health industries are both very strong. They provide many areas in which you could find work.
Whether you know what you want to study, or you’re just starting out, our experts can help you find what’s right for you.
There are important documents you’ll need to submit to study and live in New Zealand. Our experts will walk you through the whole process.
The best way to get started is to contact one of our experts. They’ll know exactly how to help you create a great future.
If you'd like to handle things yourself and know what or where you’d like to study, a representative from an institution can give you all the information you need.
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