Southern Institute of Technology

Polytechnic (ITP) • 213 courses

About the provider

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.



Invercargill Campus

Invercargill is where the Southern Institute of Technology started and where the innovative SIT Zero Fees Scheme was born.

Since 1971, we have taught the majority of our programmes here between our three centrally located campuses (Main Campus, Downtown Campus & SIT Sound).

Many of our Students move to Invercargill to study and take advantage of the Zero Fees Scheme and Southland's lower living costs.

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Christchurch Campus

Study in Christchurch at our small friendly campus that offers specialised training in accredited and industry recognised programmes.

Our facilities include well-equipped workshops, classrooms and smaller class sizes to create a more personal learning environment. Our tutors have close working relationships with local industry, enabling students to access opportunities for practical, real-world work experience and internships.

Domestic Students can take advantage of the Zero Fees Scheme on eligible programmes at SIT Christchurch campus.

Located in Hornby, just outside the city centre. Free onsite car parking.

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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. 19 King Edward Terrace, Woolston is our Live Sound and DJ premises.

Queenstown Campus

Study in Queenstown, the Adventure Capital of New Zealand!

Established in 2009, SIT Queenstown is conveniently located in the Remarkables Park Town Centre in Frankton and has a spectacular backdrop of the Remarkables mountain range. Our modern facilities provide an exceptional teaching environment and is easily accessible by public transport.

Studying at SIT Queenstown brings you the opportunity to enjoy the adventurous Queenstown lifestyle. We have a range of part-time or full-time study options available.

NZ Domestic Students can take advantage of the Zero Fees Scheme on eligible programmes.

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Gore Campus

SIT Gore Campus was established to cater for training and education to the greater Eastern Southland area.  

The campus offers a variety of courses that are flexible and designed to provide wider employment opportunities, prepare students for further study or allow them to train while working.

NZ Domestic Students can take advantage of the Zero Fees Scheme on eligible programmes at SIT Gore.

Auckland Campus

Study at SIT Auckland. Semester 1 will continue as usual at our Auckland CBD Campus at 150 Victoria Street West and in Semester 2 the campus will move to Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Māngere Campus.

The Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Māngere Campus is a friendly and welcoming environment that will help you to achieve your study and career goals.

SIT Auckland campus delivers Health & Safety, HR Management and Project Management courses through ‘Blended Delivery’ where most of your course work can be done online and students have access to in-person assistance through weekly evening classes.

NZ Domestic Students can take advantage of the Zero Fees Scheme at the SIT Auckland campus.

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Auckland MAINZ Campus

MAINZ Auckland Campus is located on Victoria Street West, in the heart of central Auckland’s education and business precinct. MAINZ delivers Music and Audio courses from Certificates to Graduate Diplomas.

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