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.

Our International Student Pastoral Care Coordinator is available by 24/7, for emergencies and support with homesickness or culture shock. Available for call or text +64 27 886 4490 (Auckland students) or +64 27 704 8502 (Whangārei students)

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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