Our tertiary educational providers
include Massey University, Universal College of learning (UCOL),
International Pacific College (IPC) and Te Wananga o
Massey University's work defines New Zealand, enables New
Zealand to compete globally and leads the way in research and
technology development. With campuses in Palmerston North,
Auckland and Wellington and a vibrant Extramural programme, Massey
is truly New Zealand's national university.
Palmerston North is home to Massey's original campus with a long
history of research and teaching underpinning New Zealand's economy
and society. It continues to be the leader in land-based
sciences, the development, production and packaging of food,
education, sports exercise and management, business, social work
and social policy, Māori development, IT and engineering. It
is also home to New Zealand's only veterinary science programme and
university-based aviation school.
The Palmerston North Campus is also a leader in the sport and
well-being arena with world-class facilities, teaching and research
expertise and the Massey University Sports Academy.
To find out more about Massey's research and teaching programmes
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Universal College of Learning (UCOL)
UCOL offers a wide variety of subjects for study, including
nursing, hospitality, computing and photography. In addition
to a traditional classroom learning experience, UCOL offers a range
of online learning and blended delivery (some online and some live)
courses. There is something for everyone, from comprehensive
programmes of several years duration to short courses designed to
help you upskill and improve your career prospects.
One of UCOL's strengths is recruiting instructors with industry
experience. This makes the learning experience "real world"
and practical for the students. UCOL is also proud to
maintain relatively small class sizes, so students get the
individual attention they need to succeed.
International Pacific College (IPC)
International Pacific College (IPC) study subjects have a strong
international focus. IPC is particularly strong in teaching
international and language subjects, offering programmes in
International Business, International Relations, Japanese Studies,
Language studies (English), Environment, Ecotourism and
Many IPC students are from overseas, but New Zealanders also
study at IPC. For example, students from overseas learn
English while studying their chosen programme major.
Our local students often choose to study Japanese in IPC's
culturally rich environment, as a Diploma or alongside their chosen
Degree major. IPC also offers TESOL (Teaching English as a
Second Oral Language) certificate and diploma courses.
International Pacific College (IPC) offers excellent support for
international students in a linguistically and culturally
appropriate setting. International students live in one of 10
halls of residence at IPC's campus, where they are provided with a
safe and supportive "home away from home". Local students are
also encouraged to live on campus as it ensures they are making the
most of the unique environment IPC provides- for study, language
learning and fun!
Accommodation includes all meals and access to facilities on
campus such as the gym, recreation centre, library, wireless
internet and computer suite. Students are active not only in
class but after class as they take part in a variety of activities
provided on campus and in the Palmerston North community.
Te Wananga o Aotearoa
Te Wananga o Aotearoa offers a supportive Māori environment for
study. Although anyone is welcome to study at Te Wananga o
Aotearoa, the bicultural setting will have special value for those
with Māori heritage and/or an interest in understanding Māori
Te Wananga o Aotearoa offers study opportunities in a range of
subjects, including te reo Māori, social work, business management
and Māori traditional arts.
New Zealand School of Export
The New Zealand School of Export is New Zealand's only
provider of the Diploma of International Trade which is
internationally accredited by the International Association of
Trade Training Organisations (IATTO).
Delivered through distance learning, the Diploma comprises eight
highly practical modules focused on the fundamentals of
international trade and is supported by a team of practitioners who
are professionally qualified, as well as a network of highly
experienced exporters. Exporters also have access to ELIS
- our unique Export Library and Information Service which is
staffed by a professional business librarian.
Exporters completing the Diploma are eligible to apply for the
designation of Certified International Trade Professional (CITP)
which is recognised by the World Trade Center Association as the
standard of excellence for global business professionals.
Other study options are available in Palmerston North
Check out all of your options, including apprenticeships and
private training programmes.
Learn about apprenticeships (external
Career Services, a government agency that provides career and
training advice, lists dozens of private training providers in our
Career Services (external website) navigate to
services provided by Career Services.