Which places offer which qualifications

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Find out where you can study or train for tertiary qualifications.

Which places offer which qualifications

Places that offer study or training programmes to complete qualifications beyond secondary school are known as tertiary education providers.

The qualifications range from Level 1 certificates to Level 10 postgraduate degrees.

Here's what is offered by each type of provider. Check with the providers for more detailed information.

Te Pūkenga subsidiaries

Institutes of technology and polytechnics 
  • Certificates and diplomas at Levels 1 to 6
  • Degrees at Level 7
  • Postgraduate qualifications at Levels 8 to 10
 Te Pūkenga work-based learning subsidiary
  • Industry training
  • New Zealand Apprenticeships

 Private training establishments (PTEs)

  • Industry training
  • New Zealand Apprenticeships
  • Certificates and diplomas at Levels 1 to 6
  • Degrees at Level 7
  • Postgraduate qualifications at Levels 8 to 10

Transitional industry training organisations (TITOs) until December 2022

The role of supporting work-based training (including apprenticeship training) is shifting from Transitional Industry Training Organisations (TITOs) to other providers – Te Pūkenga, private training establishments (PTEs) and wānanga.

The roles of some TITOs have already transitioned to the other providers, and the entire shift will be completed by the end of 2022.

Wānanga

  • Certificates and diplomas at Levels 1 to 6
  • Degrees at Level 7
  • Postgraduate qualifications at Levels 8 to 10

 Universities

  • Certificates and diplomas at Levels 5 to 6
  • Degrees at Level 7
  • Postgraduate qualifications at Levels 8 to 10

Find out more about qualifications and providers

You can gain some qualifications in different ways

The qualification you want might be offered by several tertiary education providers.

Different types of providers will teach the programme in different ways.

Look for a programme that’s taught in a way you’ll like, at a place that feels right to you. 

Check entry requirements for jobs before you enrol

If you want to do a specific job, check the entry requirements before you start studying, as they can vary. For example:

Find out more about qualifications

Use our courses database to find out about qualifications you're interested in. The database contains:

  • all tertiary qualifications approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), including New Zealand Certificates available through apprenticeships
  • a summary of what each qualification covers
  • all the education providers that offer each qualification, and their contact details
  • what graduates earn, and their employment rate.

Check Te Pūkenga's information about apprenticeships and trainees.

Foundation courses can help you catch up

Most education providers offer foundation courses, ranging from Level 1 to Level 5 certificates. They are useful if you:

  • need to learn, or refresh, study skills
  • need to catch up on subjects, or get University Entrance (UE) before you can enrol for your intended qualification
  • want to see what tertiary study’s like, and whether you can cope with it, before you have to pay full course fees.

Some education providers also offer short courses to help you prepare for academic study. These don’t count towards your qualification.

Visit the website of the place you want to study to find out what they offer.

Updated 12 Aug 2022