Why Choose NorthTec

At NorthTec we understand that by choosing to leave your home to study overseas, you are embarking on a life-changing journey.

We want you to join the NorthTec family and get a taste of the Kiwi life.

Every year international students from around the world are attracted to our affordable education, great lifestyle and dedicated tutors.

High Quality Education

As a state-owned institute, NorthTec adheres to the high educational standards set by the New Zealand Government.

  • All courses approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)
  • Largest provider of tertiary education north of Auckland
  • Excellent academic reputation
  • Affordable programmes

Internationally Recognised Qualifications

We offer over 100 valuable and exciting professional and technical qualifications.

  • University-standard degree courses accredited to allow access to postgraduate studies at most universities around the world
  • Diplomas highly regarded by New Zealand employers leading to many rewarding careers
  • Certificates teaching skills in global demand and on the New Zealand Immigration Skills Shortage list
  • Pathways into further study or employment through our Educational Partnerships
  • Foundation courses and academic studies with pathways to mainstream qualifications
  • English language courses to help you reach the English requirement of your chosen programme

Expert Tutors

Our teaching staff dedicated and passionate about their area of expertise.

  • Years of experience and strong industry relationships
  • Teaching ‘real world’ skills to help students secure employment
  • Friendly and approachable partners in learning
  • Passionate about teaching and learner success

Supportive Learning Environment

You will enjoy your studies in our great facilities and diverse learning community.

  • Practical teaching approach with ‘real life’ projects
  • Small class sizes giving students individual attention
  • Signatory to The Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021 to safeguard the welfare and safety of international students
  • Dedicated International Team for the pastoral care and support of international students
  • Help with CV preparations and job interviews to find employment in New Zealand

Fantastic Campus Locations

You can choose to live and study in Auckland City or Whangārei in the ‘Winterless North’.

  • Vibrant and diverse city lifestyle in central Auckland
  • Safe, supportive, low-cost living environment in Whangārei only 2 hours from Auckland
  • Opportunity to stay with real New Zealanders in Homestay

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