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Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) - Christchurch MAINZ Campus

Flag of New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand
School ID: SA640007
Rank: 8,376
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Applied number: 24

SIT is one of 20 government schools and institutes of technology, offering college and university education programs across New Zealand.

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General description

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) provides quality tertiary education and training across a wide range of subjects and qualifications. From certificates to postgraduate studies, we offer NZQA programmes for students to learn at a level and pathway that suits them. We are home to the Zero Fees Scheme and are the only tertiary provider in New Zealand to offer a no tuition cost education to domestic NZ students for every year of study, at all levels.We offer SIT programmes at campuses in Invercargill, Christchurch, Queenstown, Gore, Auckland and online through SIT2LRN Distance Learning.

We also have specialised faculties in music and rural education - MAINZ – Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand (Auckland & Christchurch) and Telford in Balclutha, South Otago.  Southern Institute of Technology provides quality applied vocational education which equips people with the knowledge and skills to be effective industry participants.  This Mission Statement defines the Institute’s Statement of Purpose, which acknowledges its primary commitment to its student base. By providing well-trained and competent graduates from its programmes, the Institute also supports the industries and professions that provide ongoing and future employment.Southern Institute of Technology provides students with quality education and training services. The Institute fulfils this purpose when it provides learning opportunities for its students that are industry focused, challenging, personally enriching, valued by participants, and which equip them to apply high level skills in a variety of business, industry and professional settings.

Why choose Christchurch MAINZ Campus

MAINZ Christchurch is a friendly campus that offers you specialised training in accredited, recognised programmes. 
Our facilities are well equipped to offer programmes in Audio Engineering, Live Sound & Event Production and DJ & Electronic Music Production.

Christchurch has a strong tradition of live and recorded music making.

The city has a cutting-edge music scene which is historically noted for its opportunity, creativity and innovation.
The live music venues provide a base for established artists, and also showcase new and emerging talent.

As Christchurch develops, following an unprecedented rebuild, it is establishing itself as the country's most dynamic place to study, work and live. The latest infrastructure is complemented by up-to-date technology, modern new-builds with a strong emphasis on safety and a thriving artistic community. 

MAINZ's High St Campus is in the heart of this evolving city. It has been refurbished with recording studios, computer labs and a wide range of specialist equipment. There is also a live sound space at King Edward Terrace, 15 minutes from the city centre, that provides a modern and purpose-fit audio production complex.

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Avg Cost of Tuition/Year NZD$ 6,928
Cost of Living/Year NZD$ 16,800
Application Fee NZD$ 0
Estimated Total/Year NZD$ 23,728

Main majors

  • Audio Engineering and Production
  • DJ and Electronic Music Production


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