Course Information & Selection

Range of Institutions

New Zealand has eight state-funded universities, 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPS) and about 550 Private Training Establishments (PTEs), which include English language schools.

Universities offer higher degree-level education. Programmes are research-led and generally academic rather than vocational. In the 2015/16 QS World University Rankings, all eight of New Zealand’s universities were in the top 100 in at least one subject.

ITPs and a few larger PTEs offer professional and vocational degree-level education.

PTEs tend to offer specific vocational programmes, mainly at certificate and diploma level and also up to degree level in some cases.


Range of Programmes

Tertiary education here is delivered by a wide range of providers including Universities, Institutes of Technology, Polytechnics, Private Training Establishments and Industry Training Organisations.

Education providers offers qualifications at every level - certificates, diplomas, graduate and post-graduate degrees. They’re all ranked on what’s called the New Zealand Qualifications Framework. 

There is a wide range of programmes in disciplines such Agri-Science/Technology, Business & Management, Engineering, Environmental science, Fashion Design, Health Science, Information Technology, Media Arts, Graphic and Product Design, Animation and Film-making, Sport and Exercise Science, Coaching and Performance, Supply Chain Management, Teaching/ Education, Tourism/Hospitality Management.  Giles Brooker Education can help students enrol with most institutions and in most programmes (some may have enrolment restrictions because of government policies).


How to choose

We will help you find not just the best programme, but the best for you…...  We will help you consider your study and life experiences and reflect on your options both for gaining a useful qualification and for extending your life skills.

If you have completed a degree and want to extend your knowledge and skills in a discipline which you have already studied, ask us to help you find a good postgraduate programme (PGDip or Masters or even a PhD).

If you have completed a degree and want to spread your knowledge and skill base into another field, institutions in New Zealand offer a range of excellent Graduate Diplomas.  These can often be used to provide access to a post-graduate degree programme if your first degree doesn’t cover the range of content required by the New Zealand institution.

If you haven’t yet taken your first degree, you may wish to consider a full degree in one of the many degree-granting institutions or a shorter diploma which focuses more closely on immediate vocational and career goals.



Giles Brooker Education arranges partial tuition fees scholarships from time to time for study with selected institutions in New Zealand.  The New Zealand government and individual education institutions also offer academic merit-based scholarships, including New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships. 


Please contact us for more details.



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