Vocational courses in New Zealand


In today’s time, with rising competition, there is also a rise in demand for vocational courses. More and more students are going for vocational courses besides the regular courses in India and abroad like medicine, engineering, MBA etc. It is a fresh and popular option but after pursuing a vocational course in India or from abroad, chances of getting a job quicker also increases. Every year, nearly 500 students migrate to New Zealand for their education; the figures are likely to rise in coming years.

New Zealand is lately gaining popularity with availability of its wide range of vocational courses which in turn are attracting more and more students. Polytechnic courses in New Zealand by their government are an interesting option to consider. It is as popular as the universities in New Zealand. These universities also offer options in certificate or diploma programmes in various courses like – tourism, hospitality, IT, nursing etc. The average course fee for one year would range from 8lakh – 9lakh. If you are willing to pay up that much amount, it would be a very promising and wise option to go for.

Besides these, there are options available that would be easy on your pocket as well like government-funded institutes for polytechnic like – CPIT (Christchurch polytechnic of information and technology) and WELTEC (Wellington Institute of Technology), the fees here would be comparatively lesser as compared to well reputed private institutes like Natcoll which is a good institute for multimedia and animation.

New Zealand makes a very good destination option when it comes to education as it provides one with all the features that a good education destination should provide i.e. – reputed institutes (which are globally recognized), safety, proper environment, well developed infrastructure, pocket friendly fee structure and much more. A migrating student would find the conditions here very favorable and friendly.

When it comes to courses in New Zealand, it has a wide range of options both in terms of courses and institutes for instance –

CPIT, Christchurch – It is a fine college to pursue a course in hospitality as it provides its students a live restaurant where they are given practical training to cook and serve the customers to get a real knowledge of subject and not only be restricted to theoretical aspect of it. Once the course ends, those who perform well are also employed by the institute as full time employees.

Design and Arts College, Christchurch – Christchurch College, New Zealand also offers specialized vocational course in design and arts, interior design, fashion design, fine arts and communication design. It’s not as big as CPIT but it surely has promising avenues for its students, it also provides them with industrial exposure and exclusive talk sessions with experts who, at times, also bring along various projects for the students.

Natcoll, Auckland – It’s a private institute offering good courses in animation and multimedia to its students, there are many Indian students pursuing courses here. It involves courses in animation, multimedia and advanced digital media requiring focus, research and creativity.

Wintec (Wailato Institute of Technology) Hamilton – This institute is located in Hamilton, and holds a huge Indian population, though it has fewer job opportunities in the city as compared to other cities in New Zealand but it surely holds good and reputed courses.

Hence, pursuing a vocational course from New Zealand would be a very promising option and would also give one a boost in their career, more information on this can be found in educational magazines and news papers, education forums, online educational sites etc.