PTEs in New Zealand - While universities in New Zealand are known for their quality education, a large number of international students heading to the country get enrolled in Private Training Establishments or PTEs. In fact, Private Training Establishments in New Zealand are responsible for majority of the international students’ enrollments in the country. The numbers are proof. In 2012, over 40,000 international students were admitted in PTEs of which 18,000 were full time students. Currently, students enrolled in PTEs constitute the largest chunk of the international students' community in the country.
What are Private Training Establishments in New Zealand?
According to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), a Private Training Establishment in New Zealand is a private organisation offering education and vocational training. Companies as well as government training establishments register their staff training operations as training establishments. Like the Polytechnics, The Private Training Establishments in New Zealand, basically, offer certificate and diploma courses.
Some of the common courses offered by PTEs in New Zealand are:
Certificate in Electronics Technology
Diploma in Applied Management
Certificate in Foundation Studies like Business, IT and Engineering etc
Certificate in Tourism, Travel & Airline Industry
Certificate in Hotel & Airline Operations
Diploma in Computer Science and IT
Why study at Private Training Establishments in New Zealand?
One of the biggest plus points of choosing to study in a PTE in New Zealand is that it offers quality education at a low cost. Unlike regular degrees in universities, PTE programmes like diploma and certificate programmes are much affordable.
Here are the cost structures of some of the PTEs in New Zealand.
Fees (approx. for business courses)
New Zealand Management Academies
New Zealand Career College
UC International College
UTP: NZ$24,500- NZ$36,500
New Zealand School of Education
ICL Business School
Diploma- NZ- $24,000
Another advantage is that students enrolled in PTEs in New Zealand are eligible for the student work visa in New Zealand which allows you to work for 20 hours per week during sessions. Students are also eligible for post study open work visa for 12 months in the country.
Below are some of the top Private Training Establishments in New Zealand:
New Zealand Management Academies (NZMA):
With around 30 years of experience in the educational platform, the New Zealand Management Academies (NZMA) offers training courses in business, retail, hospitality and tourism, among others. The PTE is recognized by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, the Tertiary Education Commission of New Zealand and Education New Zealand, among others. NZMA offers certificate and diplomas and the duration of the courses maybe from 4 months to over 10 months.
Courses on offer:
Eligibility: Most of the courses require the candidates to be at least 17 years or older. Besides, the business related courses might also require basic work experience. Further, international students have to show proof of English Proficiency IELTS or NZMA’s English Language Assessment.
New Zealand Career College (NZCC):
Established in 2004,the New Zealand Career College is a private training institute offering vocational training to both domestic and international students. NZCC is both accredited and approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), respectively. The institute has four campuses across Australia and trains around 1000 students annually.
NZCC’s three main areas of focus are Health, Business and English. It offers both certificate and diploma programmes for all the courses.
Eligibility: For certificate level courses, aspirants have to pass at least senior secondary. In certain cases even work experience is preferred. For Diploma business programmes, the course requirements include a Bachelor’s degree and minimum 2 years of work experience.
UC International College (UCIC):
Operating in association with the University of Canterbury, the UC International College offers a unique pathway to the much acclaimed university. UCIC offers a programme - University Transfer Programmes (UTP's) which is equivalent to the University of Canterbury's first year of the bachelor degree. Thereafter, students who deliver strong academic performance can transfer to the University of Canterbury in their second year. Besides, the Private Training Establishment in New Zealand mostly offers foundation level certificate courses.
Foundation Studies Certificate in Arts and Mass Communication
Foundation Studies Certificate in Business
Foundation Studies Certificate in Engineering
Foundation Studies Certificate in Information Technology
Foundation Studies Certificate in Science
Mixed English Academic Programme (MEAP)
University Transfer Programme: Commerce
University Transfer Programme: Engineering
University Transfer Programme: Science
Eligibility: For the foundation courses, aspirants should have passed senior secondary with at least 50% in four academic subjects. For the UTPs, aspirants should have passed senior secondary with at least 65% in four academic subjects.
New Zealand School of Education (NZSE):
Established in 2003, the New Zealand School of Education (NZSE) is one of the most popular Private Training Establishments in New Zealand. The institute has three campuses across the country and offers 23 certificate and 19 diploma courses. New Zealand School of Education is both accredited and approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and Tertiary Education Commission, respectively.
New Zealand School of Education has five major schools. They are:
School of Information & Communications Technology
School of Business
School of Design & Digital Media
School of Education
School of Foundation Studies
School of Languages
Eligibility: For level 5 certifications and diploma programmes,you should have passed at least senior secondary. However, for diploma 7 level courses, you should have a Bachelor’s degree.
ICL Business School:
One of the most popular Private Training Establishments in New Zealand, the ICL Business School offers a range of business programmes both as certificate and diploma programmes. ICL was established in 2002 and has international students from across 20 countries. It provides diplomas and certificates from level 4 to 7 (Graduate Diploma) on the NZ Qualifications Framework. Besides business progarmmes, ICL also offers English preparation courses like TESOL and ESOL. The institute has one main campus in Auckland.
Graduate Diploma in Business (International Hospitality Management) Level 7
Graduate Diploma in Business (International Tourism Management) Level 7
Graduate Diploma in International Business Innovation (GDIBI) Level 7
Diploma in Business Computing (DBC) Level 7
Diploma in Computing (DC) Level 7
ICL Diploma in Business (ICLDB) Level 6
New Zealand Diploma in Business (NZDB)Level 6
Diploma of Business Administration (DBA) Level 5
Diploma of Information Systems (DIS) Level 5
NZIM Diploma in Management (NZIM) Level 5
National Certificate in Pacific Islands Early Childhood Education (Pasifika Management) Level 6
National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECE) Level 5
Communication English and TESOL
ICL IELTS Preparation
Eligibility: Students need to have passed at least senior secondary programmes offering upto diploma 5. Beyond Diploma 5, aspirants need to show proof of a Bachelor’s degree.
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