New Zealand’s ITPs are recognised as world class educators.
- There are 16 ITPs throughout New Zealand, with over 157,000 students gaining qualifications in all kinds of industries.
- ITPs provide high-quality qualifications and training focused on practical skills and hands-on experience.
- ITPs teach in facilities that mirror real-world situations and workplaces.
ITPs offer courses for all levels of study, from foundation certificates to undergraduate degrees, postgraduate programmes and master degrees.
Originally opened as Dunedin Technical School in 1889, Otago Polytechnic formally begins in 1966. Their main campus is in Dunedin, and also have campus in central Otago and Auckland.
Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Toi Ohomai is one of the largest tertiary providers in the Bay of Plenty. The five main campuses can be found throughout the beautiful Bay of Plenty and South Waikato in Rotorua, Taupō, Tauranga, Tokoroa and Whakatāne.
More than 13,000 students study in Toi Ohomai across nearly 86 delivery sites, having chosen their course from more than 200 study options.
Toi Ohomai specialties in business, creative arts, engineering, forestry, health and nursing, hospitality, marine science, road transport, tourism, trades and more. They offer courses from entry level certificates right through to postgraduate level.
Northland Polytechnic (NorthTec)
Originally opened as the Northland Community College in 1978, NorthTec is located in the biggest city in the northland of New Zealand, Whangarei and is the only public tertiary education institution in the Northland.
NorthTec has courses covering levels of Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees, ranging from Level 3 to Level 7. Their broad fields of study include agriculture, business, IT, accounting, cookery, hospitality, applied art, law, nursing, environmental protection, digital media and sound and video studies. Working closely with local and national industries, NorthTec provides practical, quality training that meets Northland’s needs.
Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)
Wintec has grown from a small technical college in Hamilton, established in 1924 to one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary education institutes, with more than 14,000 students. Recognized as a category 1 (the highest category) education provide by the New Zealand Qualification Authority, Wintec offers an extensive range of programmes from certificate to post-graduate degree level.
Wintec offers training in engineering, trades, science, information technology, agriculture, sport, health and social services, education, business, tourism, hospitality, events, English language, media and the creative industries.
Wintec works closely with employers, industry and community organisations to understand and respond to the skills which are required.