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Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) - Invercargill Campus

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School ID: SA640007
Rank: 8,376
* Webometrics Ranking of World Universities
Applied number: 100

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

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  • Job opportunities
  • Ability to settle


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 Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)?

All curricula are accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, listed on the Qualifications Framework. The program has direct links to careers - jobs after school and after graduation. After graduating in New Zealand, students are allowed to stay in NZ for 1-3 years to work and have the opportunity to settle permanently.

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Avg Cost of Tuition/Year NZD$ 19.100
Cost of Living/Year NZD$ 14.000
Application Fee NZD$ 0
Estimated Total/Year NZD$ 33.100

Main majors

  • Business, Communication and Management
  • Hospitality, Hotel Management and Travel
  • Creative and Performing Arts
  • Health and Social Services


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