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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students 43%
Institution type Public

About NorthTec

NorthTec is a state-owned institute of technology, adhering to the high educational standards set by the New Zealand Government. It is the region's largest provider of tertiary education, with campuses and learning centers in Whangarei City, Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands, learning centers in Rawene, on the shores of the Hokianga, Dargaville, Kaikohe, and on the northernmost site in Kaitaia. The programmes offered in NorthTec are highly regarded by New Zealand employers as approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and aids students to obtain qualifications that are internationally recognised. 

Studying in NorthTec enables students to make a solid investment in their future. NorthTec offers a high quality and affordable education, with promises to add benefits of a great lifestyle and a safe learning and living environment. NorthTec focuses on practical approach. Students will take part in real-life projects, and will be required to make use of the latest technology, including online and mobile learning resources. NorthTec has expert and passionate tutors from all around the world, who are able to maintain strong industry ties, providing current, “real-world” information to students, which can help them to secure an employment at the end of their studies. 

Campus information

Whangarei Campus

  • NorthTec's main campus is located in Raumanga Valley Road, Whangarei (the capital of the Bay of Islands in Northland, New Zealand). The Raumanga campus is set in park-like grounds and its facilities include:
    • Library
    • Fitness Centre
    • Health Centre
    • Student Cafe
    • The Apprentice Restaurant – a hospitality training restaurant that is open to the public
    • Hair and Beauty Salon – a training salon that is open to the public
    • Geoff Art Wilson Gallery

Auckland Campus

  • Besides that, NorthTec has opened a new Auckland campus located in the heart of Auckland CBD (New Zealand's largest city). This campus aims to offer courses in Business and English Language, and focuses more on international students.

Other learning centers

  • In addition, NorthTec also has learning centres in Kerikeri, Rāwene, Kaikohe, Kaitaia and the Rodney District.

NorthTec is situated in the northern most region of New Zealand. The largest campus is based at Raumanga, a suburb of Whangarei city, with the new Future Trades campus in Dyer Street, and Learning Centres in Kensington (ASB Stadium). There is a regional campus in the Bay of Islands (Kerikeri) and Learning Centres at Rāwene, Kaikohe and Kaitaia. New Zealand has a multitute public transport systems in all major cities and some towns. These systems comprise of buses, trains and ferries. Public transportion in New Zealand is safe, easy to use, and is a reliable and affordable option for getting around.



  • Homestay is the easiest option. Students just walk right into a fully furnished bedroom and have most of their meals provided. It’s especially popular with short-term students. Long-term students are also welcome to stay for the first few months. Homestay is also fully supervised for students under the age of 18. Living with a local family in their home. This gives the students the opportunity to practice their English and allows them to experience the Kiwi way of life.  

Private Board (only available in Whangarei)

  • To rent a room from a home close to campus. This is another way of living with the local people. As a private boarder, students can cook their own meals and share a room with friends/classmates. Board is also easier to set up first as one do not need to worry about paying large bonds and organizing their the furniture, appliances and services.


  • Renting a house or apartment together. Flatting is a popular way for students in New Zealand to share the costs of living. This way it gives student 
  • complete freedom and independence.Though compared to Homestay and Private Board, students are required to cook their own meals and manage their own furniture and appliances. Flatting is more expensive.


  • Also known as backpackers. It is a good option for students who came for a short course and for freshman. Students are given the option to live in an individual or shared room. 

Courses available 52

Accounting and Finance 1 Agriculture & Related Subjects 3 Applied and Pure Sciences 7 Architecture, Building & Planning 3 Beauty and Personal Care 2 Business and Management 17 Computer Science and IT 2 Creative Arts & Design 2 Engineering 3 English Language 2 Health and Medicine 2 Hotel Management & Hospitality 9 Humanities & Social Sciences 2 Sports Science 3


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