New Zealand has over 700 private training establishments that provide job pathways into specialist industries like:

  • Business and Technology
  • Food and Hospitality
  • Tourism
  • Commercial Aviation
  • Animation and Game Design

New Zealand private training establishments offer practical courses for all levels of study, from foundation programmes right through to masters degrees. You can create your own pathway to reach your goals.

New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC)

New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) has been providing comprehensive and professional programs to enable students to excel in their chosen field for more than 37 years. All of their qualifications are approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).
They have two campuses in Auckland and Christchurch.

Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS)

Established in 1990, Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) is one of New Zealand’s largest private degree-granting institutions.
They 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 business, tourism management, hospitality management, information technology and business administration. Their fast-growing MBA programme is one of the largest in New Zealand, and their English Language Centre offers qualifications in EFL, EAP, IELTS Preparation and Business English.
AIS is located in Mount Albert in Central Auckland and operate from two attractive campuses.


NZMA is a part of New Education Group, which is a provider of quality educational services. NZQA has NZMA ranked a Category 1 provider, which is their highest ranking.
NZMA provides a wide range of vocational courses and qualifications in hospitality, cookery, business, retail, construction, electrical engineering, health, plumbing and gas fitting, contact centre, early childhood and so on.
They ave ten thriving campuses – five in Auckland (Sylvia Park, Auckland City, Manukau, Otahuhu, Mt Wellington), one in Hamilton, Wellington, Rotorua and Christchurch.


Yoobee is New Zealand’s largest specialised creative and technology institution. With over 30 years in the business, they have a rich history of providing outstanding vocational training to students interested in getting into the creative and IT industries.
They offer courses at Levels 4, 5, 6 and 7, so students will gain an education that opens doors to the best digital and design studios in the world.
Yoobee offers courses across the country, with campuses in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Rotorua.

Cornell Institute of Business and Technology (CIBT)

The Cornell Institute of Business and Technology (CIBT) is an NZQA registered and accredited tertiary institute offering academic and vocational qualifications to suit your needs. In CIBT, they offer the students a wide range of qualifications, including Information Technology, Business Management, Health management and Professional Cookery.