Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Polytechnic (ITP) • Greymouth, Auckland, Palmerston North, Hamilton, Christchurch, Reefton, Wanaka, Invercargill and Westport • 118 courses

The economy is growing and there simply aren't enough people with the right skills for the jobs available. In order to meet this challenge the tertiary education sector is changing to allow institutes to focus on their unique contribution to meeting the skills gaps at the regional and national levels. Our distinctive role is to provide skills for employment and social development. The key is to ensure that our courses and programmes provide real linkages to employment or future training at higher levels - and more importantly, meet your needs.


Christchurch Trades Campus


Waterloo Road, Christchurch is our South Island home to Scaffolding, Ropes, Height safety, Cranes and Civil training.

Greymouth Campus


The West Coast offers a host of lifestyle and outdoor attractions. The town is right in the heartland of the stunning West Coast landscape and offers opportunities for a wide range of activities including tramping, kayaking, skiing and mountaineering. There are also many sports clubs keen to attract new members, where you will be made very welcome. Greymouth is a great place to be a student!

Reefton Campus


Reefton is nestled in the Inangahua River valley between the rugged and spectacular Victoria and Paparoa ranges. Our outpost on Lucas Street is located on the intersection of Sinnamon Street and Buller Road.

Auckland Campus


Ascot Road in Auckland is home to Scaffolding, Rigging, Industrial Rope Access, Height Safety, Cranes and Civil Construction.

Wanaka Campus


A unique "on snow" classroom in the middle of the Treble Cone Ski Area provides the best possible training environment for those seeking a career in ski patrolling. One of Treble Cone's best features is the southern hemisphere's only high speed, detachable, six-seater chairlift. It has has an extensive modern snowmaking system. This ensures maximum "on-snow" training time. Treble Cone also has large areas of avalanche terrain, making for an ideal learning environment.

Westport Campus


The Westport campus is located in the heart of Westport’s business district. A key focus is on meeting local industry needs through short courses in a wide range of fields, such as hospitality, driver licensing, rural studies, horticulture, health & safety, management, computing and business administration.

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