Get the skills you

need to become job

ready

New Zealand has over 700 private training establishments that

provide job pathways into specialist industries like:

What puts New Zealand private training establishments ahead

High quality, affordable education

Specialised institutions with the highest standards give you excellent training and a great student experience

  • Choose from a wide range of qualifications and get the skills you need to work in the industry you want
  • Smaller class sizes give you access to academic staff and industry partners
Get the skills employers need

The right skills for the job

All qualifications, from certificate to post graduate level, are focussed on achieving real job outcomes for you.

Hands-on experience

You’ll get invaluable practical workplace training and work on ‘real world’ company projects.

The world is your workplace

Your qualification will be recognised internationally, giving your resume the edge over other job applicants.

Tailored learning and flexible pathways

Every level of study is available

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.

Learning that fits around you

You can study in flexible times and locations, to suit your needs. Courses include campus, distance-based and online study options.

You’re always welcome here

Friendly locals

New Zealanders are known for welcoming people from other cultures and countries. With our safe and tolerant environment you’ll feel right at home here right away.

You’re welcome to stay

Many students choose to stay in New Zealand after their study; either to work, live, study further, or just enjoy the beautiful landscape and great lifestyle.

World Connections

Students come from all over the world to study at New Zealand private training establishments. When you study here, you’ll make lifelong international connections that will help you in your professional career.

Work while you study and after your study

While studying

If you’re a student with a student visa enrolled in a full-time programme, you may be able to work*:

20 hours per week during the year

Full time during scheduled breaks

After study

After your study is complete, you may be eligible for a work visa under our Study to Work category. **

Post-study work visa (open) for 12 months

Once working, visa options for a further 2 or 3 years.