Education Providers

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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Community College Southland

School not working for you, but still want to get NCEA?

Then we are the place for you.

At ComCol we are passionately committed to helping our students achieve success with their qualifications and providing a supportive learning environment to help them realise their potential.

Our FREE Courses for 16-19 years include qualifications in:

  • Hospitality (NCEA 1 & 2, NZ Cert - Level 2)
  • Hairdressing (NZ Cert – Salon Support Level 3)
  • Sport & Recreation (NCEA 1 & 2, Foundation Skills in Sport)
  • Challenge NCEA 1
  • Achieve NCEA 2

With small class sizes, a safe environment and hands on learning Community College is a great option for those no longer attending school.

We are NZQA Category One.  The quality of Comcol's education programmes has been formally recognised in 2016 by NZQA, awarding us the status of Category One education provider (highest rating in New Zealand).

Travel is FREE too, and we provide a van daily from Gore.

Talk to us on 0800 887 007 or find us on Facebook

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 Institute of Sport - NZIS

NNZIS is New Zealand's largest education provider in the Sport, Fitness and Recreation Industry. We offer courses from level 2 right up to degree level. Subjects range from Exercise Prescription, Sport Management, Coaching and Personal Training. All our courses are NZQA qualified and come under First Year Fees Free! NZIS has 4 campuses nation wide so there are plenty of locations to choose from.

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. 

New Zealand Tertiary College

“ New Zealand Tertiary College has been proving comprehensive and professional programs for students interested in the Early Childhood Education sector for more than 35 years. Students can choose flexible modes of learning that will suit their learning style and lifestyle, this also means they can study from any location in NZ. We offer Diploma level courses right through to the popular Bachelor of Teaching Degree meaning there is something out there for everyone”.

Number 10 - Southland Youth One Stop Shop

The Southland Youth One Stop Shop, commonly known as Number 10, provides a range of free health and social services to young people aged 10-24.  Services are provided under one roof using a holistic, strength-based approach. Nurses, a Nurse Practitioner & Doctors provide free medical care. Social Services include one-on-one mentoring, group programmes, youth events & advocacy. Alongside the work with young people are our support staff including reception, project coordination and financial roles. Number 10 is a member of a network comprised of 11 youth one stop shops in Aotearoa.

10 Deveron Street, Invercargill

Ph: 2141013   Txt: 027 472 4703

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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Queenstown Resort College

QRC is New Zealand’s premier Tourism & Hospitality 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.

A focus on professionalism, continuous improvement and positive outcomes underpins the culture. QRC has a reputation for producing industry specific management graduates who are the employees of first choice.

Additionally, QRC has been classified as a Category 1 Provider by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), was recognised as the Private Tertiary Provider of the Year in 2017 (ITENZ) and received the Industry Enabler Award at the 2017 Tourism Industry Awards (TIA).

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!

Toi Whakaari - New Zealand Drama School

“Toi Whakaari provides talented people with the skills to apply their imagination and intelligence to a rewarding career in the performing arts. We aim to galvanise the creativity of all students and provide them with the skills of their craft so they can effectively tell stories from their own experience as well creating the future stories of Aotearoa – and the world. Our school is at the leading edge of theatrical collaboration in New Zealand and embraces the talents of designers, directors, technicians, actors, managers, costumiers, playwrights, filmmakers, dramaturgs and scholars. For more information visit

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!

YOOBEE School of Design

"Yoobee School of Design is part of New Education Group, New Zealand’s leading independent provider of vocational training.

At Yoobee School of Design, we create creatives. With campuses in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, Yoobee is New Zealand’s largest specialised digital design school. For the past 20 years, we’ve been arming aspiring creatives with the technical know-how and practical, real-world skills to turn brilliant ideas into careers. From Digital Media and Design, Web and UX Design, 3D Animation, to Filmmaking, Fashion, Makeup Artistry, Game Art and Development and 3D Graphics, our programmes are real, relevant and cutting edge.

Yoobee programmes embrace new and emerging technologies, with pathways from certificates and diplomas through to degrees with some of our partner schools. Our industry-led programmes are designed with extensive consultation with industry, so you can be confident you’re learning the skills employers want. We update our programmes on a regular basis to keep them up to date with the latest technology."

Youth Service

Youth Service provides mentoring and support to young adults aged 16 and 17 years of age to assist them in progressing their education and qualification options in order for them to move on to further higher study or employment.

If you need help with careers, study options, qualifications, literacy and numeracy, cv and cover letters, and training skills then sign up to this free service

This service also works with Young Person benefit clients (16 & 17 yrs) who may have a family relationship breakdown and unable to live at home, as well as Young Parent Payment clients (16 - 19 yrs) to provide a full wrap around service to meet their needs and obligations.

Ring us at 0800 887 007 or find out more at