Institutes of Technology provide vocational training and are proud of what they deliver. They offer practical, hands-on training and education in a supportive and welcoming environment. When you graduate from an Institute of Technology you'll be work-ready for your chosen industry or profession, and you'll have all the skills employers need.
Institutes of Technology have classes with a high staff-to-student ratio and easy access to their impressive purpose-built facilities. Balancing theory with practical learning to ensure you're work-ready when you graduate is key to not only the success of the Institutes but also the students.
Institutes of Technology are a public entity that is partly government founded, and is monitored and subjected to following the strict criteria and standards set by the Ministry of Education in New Zealand. The New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF), established in July 2010, contains a comprehensive list of all quality assured qualifications in New Zealand, and Institutes of Technology are present.
There are two quality assurance bodies responsible for approving qualifications in New Zealand: NZQA and the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee. These bodies are also responsible for the quality that underpins the delivery of qualifications. NZQA is responsible for quality assuring all non-university tertiary education organisations, and approves qualifications developed by these organisations.
All education organisations can be accredited to assess for national qualifications. Before applying for accreditation, private and government training establishments must be registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).
An education organisation can be any educational organisation supplying education and/or training and/or assessment services to learners. A wide range of programmes and qualifications are offered in New Zealand.
Here is a full list of the Institutes of Technology in New Zealand:
- Aoraki Polytechnic
- Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
- Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT)
- Eastern Institute of Technology (Hawkes Bay) (EIT)
- Manukau Institute of Technology
- Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)
- Northland Polytechnic (NorthTec)
- Otago Polytechnic
- Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)
- Tai Poutini Polytechnic
- The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
- Unitec New Zealand
- Universal College of Learning (UCOL)
- Waiariki Institute of Technology
- Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)
- Wellington Institute of Technology (Weltec)
- Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT)
- Whitireia Community Polytechnic