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Get the skills you need to become job ready

New Zealand has over 700 private training establishments that provide job pathways into specialist industries like:

  • Business and Technology
  • Food and Hospitality
  • Tourism
  • Commercial Aviation
  • Animation and Game Design
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What puts New Zealand private training establishments ahead

Work while you study and after your study

While studying

If you're a student with a student visa enrolled in a full-time programme, you may be able to work*:

20 hours per week during the year

Full time during scheduled breaks

After study

After your study is complete, you may be eligible for a work visa under our Study to Work category. **

Post-study work visa (open) for 12 months

Once working, visa options for a further 2 or 3 years

Most popular programmes


Business and Technology

Get the skills to succeed in a wide range of businesses and stay at the forefront of the technology industry.


Animation and Game Design

Learn at the cutting edge of many visual disciplines from experienced professionals at state-of-the-art facilities.



In New Zealand, and around the world, tourism is an ever-growing industry where the right training can really take you places.

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Food & Hospitality

These growing industries provide incredible opportunities to work anywhere in the world.


Commercial Aviation

Learn every aspect of this demanding but highly rewarding career and open the doors to all kinds of opportunities.

See what real students have to say

“I came to New Zealand to study English five years ago and always wanted to return for a 3D animation course in Christchurch. Next, I want to get on the world stage of film production.”

Anaiss | Studying 3d Animation

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Next steps

Institution representative

If you'd like to handle things yourself and know what or where you’d like to study, a representative from an institution can give you all the information you need.

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New Zealand Education Expert

Your New Zealand education experts are approved and registered with Education New Zealand and trained with specialised knowledge. You can be confident they will help you make the best decision.

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