Education Providers

AFS Intercultural Programmes New Zealand

We are the original exchange provider and have been active in NZ for over 75 years.

 AFS Intercultural Programs is an international, voluntary, non-governmental, non-profit organisation that provides intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world.

We send teenagers between 15 - 18.6 years old to a large variety of countries around the world for 5 month programs, or 10 month programs. AFS students live with a host family, attend the local school and become immersed in that country learning their language and culture.

AFS NZ have scholarships available to assist kiwi students experience this once in a lifetime experience. Our website is:

ARA Institute of Canterbury

Ara provides a learning experience second to none with emphasis on applied and practical skills-based learning. Our programmes are relevant and specialised to industry and community-based needs, and taught by experienced tutors who are very skilled in providing high quality learning and supportive services to students.

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Front-Line Training Consultancy Ltd


FREE education programmes for 16 – 19 year old + get paid Travel Allowance

  • Tourism
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Small Business
  • Foundation Skills
  • NCEA, Levels 1, 2 and 3


Are you looking for employment, Front-Line offers programmes and services for people that seek assistance with career planning and employment placement.


A personalised programme with flexibility of hours and times.  This programme is designed to assist you with your own Literacy and/or Numeracy goals.  This also includes gaining Literacy and Numeracy credits towards NCEA.


Do want to learn via correspondence or at your own pace?  We now offer programmes that fit your needs where and when it suits you.

Learn how to use your computer to its full potential.

All FREE programmes eligibility requirements apply

Lincoln University

New Zealand’s specialist land-based university

With its beginnings as an agricultural college in 1878, Lincoln became a university in its own right in 1990 and is now known as New Zealand’s specialist land-based university and has a mission to feed the world, protect the future and help people live well.

Lincoln University, Te Waihora (Christchurch) Campus is situated on a 58-hectare campus less than 30 minutes’ drive from the centre of Christchurch. The campus has a mix of modern and traditional buildings, surrounded by trees and open spaces and a staff to student ratio of 1:14.

The choice to study at Lincoln University means you are choosing not only a friendly campus, and exposure to leading edge research – you are also embarking on a qualification that is highly regarded nationally and internationally for its close links to industry, real world experiences and practical approach.

Although the university has traditionally been known for agriculture and science courses, many of our most popular courses are now in the commerce field, which offers many specialist options, depending on your area of interest or preferred career.

Agriculture and land-based sciences still make up the core of Lincoln University course offerings however, and retain an outstanding international reputation for the quality and depth of education they provide.

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New Zealand College of Chiropractic

If helping people to express greater health and wellbeing, plus contributing to the changing face of healthcare is an idea that inspires you, then the New Zealand College of Chiropractic is the perfect choice. 

We are proud that we have the highest requirements of any other chiropractic college worldwide and our reputation is one of many reasons our graduates have job placements before they graduate. 

The College offers a state of the art Chiropractic Centre and is home to the Centre for Chiropractic Research. Students are primarily skilled in spinal analysis and chiropractic techniques. Chiropractic helps people reach and maintain excellent health and wellbeing through care of the spine and nerve system.

New Zealand School of Tourism

New Zealand School of Tourism is part of New Education Group, New Zealand’s leading independent provider of vocational training. We are New Zealand's largest private tertiary establishment that specialises in training programmes for the airline, travel and tourism industries with 7 campuses throughout New Zealand. 

We believe that we can make a difference. "Work Ready... World Ready" is something we aspire for you to become. A key part of this is employment and seeking new opportunities for you is such a huge focus.

From the beginning of your study with us, we are looking at ways of maximising your employability and giving you every edge possible to win that all exciting tourism role. We also offer some really exciting internships both here in NZ and overseas. 

Our programmes start from Level 2 right through to Level 7.  The Travel & Tourism industry can offer you a challenging role in an exciting industry.  Check out our courses today

We will also be showcasing 2 of our other creative brands in our cluster which are Cut Above Academy and Elite Beauty School.

Cut Above offer training courses in hairdressing, and SFX Makeup, from Level 2 through to Diploma Level 5 and Elite Beauty School offer training courses in Makeup, Skincare, Beauty and Spa Treatments ranging from Level 3 through to Diploma Level 5. 

Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic is one of New Zealand’s top providers of hands-on education. Student satisfaction ratings are among the highest in Australasia, we achieved the highest possible quality ratings from government, and employers love our graduates for their knowledge, independence and creativity. We offer over 150 programmes – from foundation certificates to postgraduate degrees – at campuses in Dunedin, Central Otago and Auckland, and off-campus to students around the world! We can even assess the knowledge you already have and have this count towards a qualification.

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Pacific Internation Hotel Management School - PIHMS


Do you want to earn up to $55k and travel as part of the course?

Do you want to live and learn in the exclusive PIHMS hotel?

Do you like the idea of practical training as well as business management studies?

Do you want a guaranteed job once you graduate?

PIHMS could be for you!

PIHMS courses are designed to fast track students into management or specialized positions e.g. Marketing or Events Management within the hospitality/tourism/hotel industry. Come study on our hotel campus and gain practical training experience alongside business management studies.

Qualifications that PIHMS offers:

-          Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 5

-          Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 6

-          Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Hospitality & Tourism Management Level 7

PIHMS is the only training provider where you graduate with a degree and 1 year paid work experience. This means employees will want you when you graduate, so you can get your dream job!

More details are available at and don’t forget to visit the PIHMS exhibition at CareerFest Southland.

Queenstown Resort College

Queenstown Resort College (QRC) is New Zealand’s premier Tourism & Hospitality Business Management College. Whether you aspire to a career in adventure tourism or wish to enter the world of hospitality, QRC will prepare you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully pursue your management career. Through a blended delivery of theory, practical & professional learning, QRC encourages you to think it, do it, be it!

Southern Institute of Technology - SIT

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) is a well renowned, government accredited tertiary education provider with a strong reputation with employers and links to industry. Students are able to undertake a range of high quality certificate to masters programmes at campuses in Invercargill, Queenstown, Christchurch, Gore and Auckland. The Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand (MAINZ) has recently become a new faculty of SIT and offers MAINZ campuses in Auckland and Christchurch. As well as the on-campus programmes, SIT offer a broad range of SIT2LRN distance learning programmes so you are able to study at your own pace, from anywhere in the world.

With the financial support of corporate bodies in the Southland region, SIT is able to offer zero programme fees to eligible domestic students who are citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand. Students pay only the material costs for their programme which can save them tens of thousands of dollars and set them in good stead for their future. If students are eligible for the government’s fees-free policy and planning to study at SIT’s Invercargill campus, they can also apply for SIT’s exclusive Mayor Tim Shadbolt Accommodation Bursaries for Invercargill. This gives students free shared accommodation in an SIT student apartment or $100 per week towards rental costs while they study.

Call 0800 4 0 FEES or email to launch your future today!

University of Auckland

Since its’ founding in 1883, the University of Auckland has grown to become New Zealand's flagship, research-led university, known for the excellence of its teaching, its research, and its service to local, national and international communities.

We have more than 40,000 students of whom 11,000 are postgraduate and 6,000 are international. Our research programmes range across all disciplines and we are world leaders in such fields as cancer drug development, inductive (wireless) power transfer and computational physiology.

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university in the QS World University Rankings 2019. Placed #85 in the world, the University is the only New Zealand university in the top 100.

University of Canterbury

World-class research and inspirational teaching

Ranked in the top one per cent of the world’s universities, the University of Canterbury – Te Whare Wānanga O Waitaha – offers a stimulating range of courses, a vibrant campus environment with students from around the globe and a great student lifestyle. UC balances the best of university life.

Our Liaison Team will be attending the CareerFest expo and will be happy to answer your questions, provide advice on programmes and to help you prepare for study at the University of Canterbury.

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University of Otago

The University of Otago, New Zealand’s first university, has been educating young New Zealanders since 1869. With a main campus situated in the beautiful city of Dunedin and specialist campuses in Invercargill, Christchurch and Wellington. The University offers 190 academic programmes across four academic divisions: Health Sciences, Sciences, Humanities and Commerce.  Internationally recognized research professors teach first year courses in a huge variety of subjects, all aimed at providing students with the skills to confront the challenges of the 21st century to help find the answers to some of the world’s most pressing problems.   Ranked in the top 100 institutions in 12 subject areas in the 2013 QS World University Rankings, Otago has a proven record of academic excellence that has nurtured some of New Zealand’s most outstanding citizens.

With an international reputation as an outstanding centre of teaching and research, the University attracts students from all over the country and the world.   More than 80% of our students come from outside Dunedin, most of whom are accommodated in the University’s fourteen Colleges of Residence during their first year of study. The Colleges are a unique feature of Otago life, providing a “home away from home” for thousands of new students who make the journey to Otago to start a new and exciting chapter in their lives.  With their warm and welcoming atmosphere, comfortable rooms and fantastic food, study and pastoral support programmes and sporting and cultural activities, the Colleges provide the perfect background for students to make the transition from home life to independence in safe and supportive communities.  Spending the first year of university life in a College of Residence is the best way to ensure success in subsequent years of study.

In addition to all its other attributes, the University of Otago has for the past few years been named by UK media as one of the world’s 15 most beautiful campuses, alongside Oxford, Harvard and the ancient University of Bologna in Italy.  Just another reason why Otago is a great place to study!

University of Waikato

The University of Waikato main campus is located in Hamilton, a vibrant and multicultural city immersed in Indigenous Maori culture, and home to about 169,000 people. We also have a Tauranga campus in the sunny Bay of Plenty which opened in 2019 in the heart of the city enhancing the range of qualifications available to students in one of New Zealand's most sought after locations - combining beautiful beaches, and relaxed lifestyle and world-class university study.

YMCA South - Education

Winton and Invercargill

We acknowledge that not everyone learns in the same way and that is why the Y have developed vocationally aligned, practical, skills-based learning programmes for young people. Not only will we support you to achieve NCEA – Our programmes will help you develop the skills and knowledge in a career pathway that interests you. The facilities at both our Invercargill and Winton sites are fit for purpose and provide a range of diverse settings where our learners can engage with their peers and the wider community. 

Our team are experienced in supporting young people from all walks of life and we can provide the support, guidance, and advice to ensure your learning experience is both enjoyable and successful.

We offer FREE Vocational Training for young people aged 16-19 years old in the following areas:

  • Social and Community Services - Childcare / Health / Youth Work
  • Service Industries - Outdoor Recreation & Sport
  • Primary Industries - Farming and Agriculture

All our programmes are NZQA approved and align to the NCEA Vocational Pathways. The Vocational Pathways provide more options for learners to complete NCEA Levels 1 and 2. When you complete a Vocational Pathway, you will receive a Vocational Pathways Award as well as receiving NCEA Level 1 or 2.

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