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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Ntec Tertiary Group (Ntec, previously: National Tertiary Education Consortium) is a New Zealand based consortium of five education providers: Concordia Institute of Business, National Technology Institute, National Engineering Institute, The College of Future Learning, and National Institute of Education. Accreditations, Rankings and Awards Four out of Ntec’s five member schools hold a NZQA Category 1 status (the National Engineering Institute is currently […]
Whitireia New Zealand (previously: Whitireia Community Polytechnic) is a New Zealand government owned and funded tertiary institute of technology established in 1986. The institute offers over 130 different courses and programmes, from short courses and introductory level certificates to national diplomas, undergraduate degrees and postgraduate certificates. Locations Whitireia New Zealand has a remarkable spread across the country. The […]
Media Design School (MDS) is New Zealand’s premier provider of creative education in the fields of Digital Technologies and Design. The school was founded in 1998 to provide trained graduates for digital and technological companies in New Zealand; today it is recognised among employers as a leader in the creative technology education sector. Accreditations, Rankings and Awards Rated […]
Queenstown Resort College is one of New Zealand’s leading tourism and hospitality tertiary education providers. It’s full on out in the real world from day one: Accreditations, rankings and awards Rated by NZQA as Category 1 institution, the College has a strong reputation among employers and is a proud winner of multiple industry awards: Private […]
Unitec Institute of Technology was founded in 1976 under the name Carrington Polytechnic. In 1994 it received its present name. Today Unitec is one of the most innovative institutions in New Zealand. It has led the country in the field of applied disciplines for over three decades. Locations Unitec consists of three campuses in Auckland. […]
Bay of Plenty Polytechnic was founded in 1982 as a college. Its current name, established in 1988, comes from the location in the Bay of Plenty. Locations The main buildings are located in city of Tauranga, in the heart of the Bay of Plenty. There are two main campuses. Student numbers More than 12,000 students […]
Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS, formerly AIS St Helens) is New Zealand’s largest private degree-granting institution with a strong international focus. AIS was originally founded in 1990 as a language school and has since expanded across two large campuses in the suburban Auckland area to accommodate thousands of students each year who study a variety of industry driven courses. Accreditations, […]
Melbourne Polytechnic received its current name only recently, in October 2014. It was formerly known as the Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT). The institute was founded more than a hundred years ago as Collingwood Technical School where back in 1912 57 boys began to learn plumbing and bricklaying. The first girl in the history […]
Kangan Institute is a leader in vocational education and training with over 80 years of experience and offering more than 300 courses. Accreditations, ranking and awards Kangan Institute is in the top 5 TAFE institutes in Australia according the World Ranking Guide 2010. Both teachers and students at Kangan have won numerous industry awards. In […]