New Zealand has a superb education system and qualifications gained here are accepted as equal to the best in the world. For more than one hundred years it has had a state system which is 'free, secular and compulsory'. At the same time there is a strong degree of tolerance which enables communities to build and operate private schools along religious or cultural lines.
Distance Education: Distance education is one offer on a full-fee basis in New Zealand to international and New Zealand students from the Correspondence School, the Open Polytechnic and Massey University. Other tertiary providers offer some of their courses by distance also.
Universities: There are 8 government -funded universities in New Zealand and all have internationally respected academic and research standards. A university education is open to anyone who meets the common entrance qualification prescribed by the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) and the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors Committee (NZVCC) of a three C Universities Bursary Examination grades.
Polytechnics and Institutes of Technology: There are 21 polytechnics, many of which are called institute of technology. They provide a wide range of courses, up to and including degree-level.
College of Education: These train teachers as well as other occupational groups such as social workers.
Private Training Establishments: There are over 800 private education providers, many offering short-term English language courses for international students.
List of Institutions
Professional Bar & Restaurant School
ICL Business School
AIS St. Helens
Pukakohe High School
Long Bay College
Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
Garden City School
New Zealand Institute of Sport