Tauhara College

Tertiary Providers in NZ

Universities in the North Island 

The University of Auckland www.auckland.ac.nz

 Auckland University of Technology www.aut.ac.nz 

University of Waikato www.waikato.ac.nz 

Massey University www.massey.ac.nz  

Victoria University of Wellington www.victoria.ac.nz


Universities in the South Island 

University of Canterbury www.canterbury.ac.nz 

Lincoln University www.lincoln.ac.nz 

University of Otago www.otago.ac.nz 

Polytechnic Institutes

There are 16 institutes of technology and polytechnics located across New Zealand. Institutes of Technology generally focus on providing a hands-on, practical education, offering vocational certificates and diplomas in both general and specialised areas of study.

Many of these polytechnics or institutes of technology also offer undergraduate degrees, in fields such as business, computer science, IT, and science. Some even offer select postgraduate programmes, often through a partnership with a local university.

Here are our closest providers -

Wintec www.wintec.ac.nz

Toi Ohomai www.toiohomai.ac.nz

EIT www.eit.ac.nz

Private Training Educators (PTE)      

There are many of these, too many to list.  A PTE provides education and training and can be found all over New Zealand.  For example; Elite Beauty, Media Design School, Taratahi,  the Welding School of NZ.  NZ School of Tourism.


A teaching and research institution that maintains, advances and disseminates knowledge, develops intellectual independence, and assists the application of knowledge regarding āhuatanga Māori (Māori tradition) according to tikanga Māori (Māori custom).

Industry Training Organisations (ITO)

A body recognised under the Industry Training Act 1992 as having responsibility for setting standards and arranging the delivery of industry training for the sector it represents.  Most trade qualification are provided by the ITO through apprenticeships.  i.e.; plumbing, hairdressing, mechanical.  There are currently 12 ITO’s.

 It doesn’t matter what tertiary provider you choose initially, 

you will become a life time learner, having always to upskill. 

Therefore, the skill is; to become adaptable and resilient

to the changing world of work.