Colleges in New Zealand

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Colleges in New Zealand

You are invited to study at one of the Colleges in New Zealand. Colleges in New Zealand offers world-class education such as hospitality and tourism courses at all levels - from tertiary students to industry executives, tourists and visitor groups.

New Zealand offers hospitality management training, adventure tourism education, internships, English language, short courses for visitors, personal and leadership development courses, customised programmes and more.

Study at one of the colleges in NZ set amongst the most spectacular scenery in the world.

In New Zealand the word "college" normally refers to a secondary school for ages 13 to 17. The difference between "high schools" and "colleges" is usually only one of terminology.

"Colleges" most frequently appear in the North Island, whereas "high schools" are more common in the South Island.

Some universities, have divided their University into constituent administrative "Colleges" - the College of Arts, College of Science .... The institutions formerly known as "Teacher-training colleges" now call themselves "College of education".

And some professional bodies in New Zealand style themselves as "colleges.

More information about Colleges in New Zealand.

College Types

Higher Education in New Zealand does not just consist of University. There are many Higher Education providers located all over the country. Many offer a variety of courses whilst some providers specialise in a particular area. What ever a student is looking for there is bound to be a course provider for every individual.

Whilst many Universities, Colleges and Institutes are similar in the courses they offer. All offer students Undergraduate courses for full time and part time study. Universities which are state owned offer all Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses as well as Doctoral degrees.

Colleges and Institutes in New Zealand are similar they provide full or part time Undergraduate programs. These providers also offer Certificates and Diplomas as well. The main difference in a College or Institute from a University is that they are privately owned and funded. Although still offering high class facilities, experienced and qualified teachers, as well as providing services for international students.

There are many International Colleges in New Zealand who offer English Language courses as well as Vocational courses. English Language courses are offered to help an international student with either language, study or business skills. Designed to help educate a migrant on how the business and educational world operates in New Zealand. Vocational courses are designed to help teach a trade to new migrants, it will help with skills required for a new work place as well as also teaching work place health and safety rules and regulations.

The main qualification types offered in New Zealands Higher Education sector include National Certificates, Diplomas, Bachelors Degrees, Graduate Diplomas, Post Graduate Diploma, Bachelor with Honors, Masters and Doctorates. All these qualifications are Nationally recognised, as well as being recognised through out the commonwealth and highly regarded world wide.

A New Zealand education is well regarded world wide as well as a fantastic opportunity to see a fantastically diverse country. There should be a education provider available for any new student.

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