Southland has many tertiary options, including the Southern Institute of Technology, offering postgraduate diploma, degree, diploma and certificate programmes, as well as vocational and personal development courses.
Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)
Southland's most popular tertiary institute, the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT), is a New Zealand government institution renowned for its innovation. With a history dating back to 1885, SIT offers over 160 programmes at master's, postgraduate, graduate, degree, diploma and certificate levels. SIT's main campus is in Invercargill and it has smaller campuses in Queenstown, Gore and Christchurch. Thanks to its leading-edge facilities, qualified staff, and strong links to industry, SIT prepares graduates for success in New Zealand and around the world.
College of Education, University of Otago
At the Southland Campus, you can study Early Childhood and Primary Education. Selected specialised Subject Studies and Education papers as well as specialised programmes in Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education) are also available to students studying here.
The Invercargill Campus has an attractive and well-resourced library, newly refurbished teaching spaces in a purpose-built facility, and a range of services for students and teachers.
English language for speakers of other languages (ESOL)
ESOL training is available at SIT in partnership with the Southern Lakes English College. It delivers General English classes plus Examination Preparation (Training Scheme) and NZQA approved English proficiency assessments.