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.
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.
If you’re a student with a student visa enrolled in a full-time programme, you may be able to work*:
After your study is complete, you may be eligible for a work visa under our Study to Work category. **