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Colleges in New Zealand and Australia are an increasingly popular alternative to universities. They promote a more hands-on learning experience, with less focus on theory-based learning.

This hands-on approach also means colleges are usually well connected to the local industry. Tutors and lecturers are often still working at the forefront of their profession, meaning you get up-to-date and industry-relevant training. This is why many New Zealand and Australia’s colleges have such a high rate of employment among their graduates. Employers from all over the world recognize New Zealand and Australian college degrees and diplomas.

Most colleges in Australia are government funded training providers with a wide range of vocational and higher education programs. They offer qualifications at certificate, diploma, associated degree and bachelor degree levels, with all coursed being nationally accredited and internationally recognized.

Colleges in New Zealand are also public institutions, with both domestic and international students gaining work-ready, internationally recognised qualifications in all kinds of industries. New Zealand colleges offer courses from foundation certificates to degrees, and include on-campus, distance or online study options.

There are also opportunities in both countries for students to work during and after their study. Both Australia and New Zealand currently have strong economies and good graduate job markets.

At KIWIZONE, we represent a number of the best colleges in New Zealand and Australia. We will be happy to help you find the right institute to jump-start your career and get the best return on investment.

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