New Zealand


VET courses are Vocational Education and Training courses. In New Zealand these are referred to as Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and Private Training Establishments (PTEs).

New Zealand has 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and about 550 Private Training Establishments (PTEs), which include English language schools.

  • ITPs and a few larger PTEs offer vocational degree-level education.
  • PTEs tend to offer specific vocational programmes, mainly at certificate and diploma level.

These types of courses provide training on specific industry related skills that are required to begin employment in a variety of sectors. ITP and PET courses are available in a variety of levels and durations. Here is some further information on these types of education providers.


Institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs) teach professional and vocational education and training from introductory studies to degrees.

  • New Zealand’s ITPs are recognized as world class educators. Studying at a New Zealand ITPs will give you the skills, qualifications and experience you need to work anywhere in the world:
  • There are 16 ITPs throughout New Zealand, with over 157,000 students gaining qualifications in all kinds of industries.
  • ITPs provide high-quality qualifications and training focused on practical skills and hands-on experience.
  • ITPs teach in facilities that mirror real-world situations and workplaces.

All our Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) are also state-owned. These, along with private training providers such as English language schools must follow strict quality guidelines monitored by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).


Private Training Establishments offer courses in almost every area of study, usually at certificate and diploma level. These courses are often designed to teach practical skills you can use in the workforce. Many private and specialist colleges have credit transfer arrangements with universities as a pathway to higher education.

  • The New Zealand PTEs are specialized institutions with the highest standards giving you excellent practical training and a great student experience:
  • Choose from a wide range of qualifications and get the skills you need to work in the industry you want.
  • Smaller class sizes give you access to academic staff and industry partners.


English Entry requirement: Academic IELTS 5.5 or equivalent (Some require Academic IELTS 6.0 / 6.5). To confirm exact score requirements we can inquire for you.


Gogozing Education are working hard to get you the best selection of vocational training in New Zealand. If you have a specific school that you would like to attend please let us know and we can contact them on your behalf.

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