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Do you want to study but need to combine your learning with other commitments? Stay near to whānau and get all the support you need to succeed. Stay close, go far!

As Northland’s leading tertiary education provider we offer high quality, relevant and practical education to prepare you or your  whānau for further education or your next career move.

NorthTec’s programmes are designed to suit students entering study with varying levels of previous study and life experience. Many of our programmes offer pathways into further study.

  • Alec Burnett - Mechanical Engineering

    Alec Burnett - Mechanical Engineering

    “It’s really important that we get to spend time working in the industry while we study. I spend two days a week working with Archwell Engineering, and three days in class at NorthTec. It’s a good balance. By doing this I know what I’m aiming for and it prepares you for employment after study – it shows me exactly what I’ll be doing in the real world.”

  • Abigail Venables - Hairdressing

    Abigail Venables - Hairdressing

    “I think it’s very important to have industry experience alongside studying because then you can go into the workplace and you already have the practical experience behind all the work we are going to be doing in the industry. It’s really cool to be able to get a job straight out of course as well.”

  • Talia Enoka - Hospitality

    Talia Enoka - Hospitality

    “For me, it’s important to work in the hospitality industry as part of my studies because it’s that hands-on experience that employers are looking for. I now can say I’ve helped serve and prepare for large-scale events. I think I’ll be fit and ready for a job after this course.”

  • Trinity Edwards - Sport and Recreation

    Trinity Edwards - Sport and Recreation

    “It’s so valuable doing work placement while I’m studying because I get that extra experience. So I am able to go out in the community and apply what I am learning, and to be able to meet people while I’m studying. I get that first-hand experience and gain more knowledge myself. I really think it’s going to help me get a job after my studies.”