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Polytechnics and Institutes of Technology

There are 16 institutes of technology and polytechnics located across New Zealand. 


They focus on providing hands-on practical education, offering vocational certificates and diplomas, aimed at connecting the student with the related industry.  Classes are often smaller and more personal which suits some students. 


Many of these polytechnics or institutes of technology also offer undergraduate degrees and postgraduate programmes, often through a partnership with a local university.

In Whangarei, there is one polytechnic located in Whangarei:

  • NorthTec is located in Whangarei and other areas in Northland and Auckland.

Currently, there are other polytechnics/institutes who distance learning courses in Whangarei:

There may be other polytechnics who offer courses in Whangarei,  please contact us to be included

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