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Together with industry we've developed a balanced programme of study encompassing theoretical knowledge and real world experience to ensure you graduate ready to contribute in your new job from day one.

CPIT graduates are highly sought after and gaining a valuable degree, diploma, certificate or graduate qualification is easier than ever before with full, part time and online options designed to suit your lifestyle.

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Ara is the largest vocational training institute in the South Island of New Zealand. Our practical, hands-on learning is provided in a supportive, welcoming environment. When you graduate from Ara you'll be work ready for your chosen industry or profession, with the skills employers need. 

Ara adheres to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Copies of the Code are available on request from Ara, or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website.

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Ara staff on exchange to India

Ara staff on exchange to India

Two Ara Institute of Canterbury lecturers recently returned from visiting the Kumaraguru College of Technology...

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Student visits reflect growing relations between India and Canterbury

Student visits reflect growing relations between India and Canterbury

Seven Indian students from Kumaraguru College of Technology in Coimbatore, India, visited Ara Institute of...

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India New Zealand Business Council to launch Christchurch Chapter at Ara

India New Zealand Business Council to launch Christchurch Chapter at Ara

Canterbury's business ties with India are going to become closer with the launch today of...

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Students raise nearly $1000 for earthquake victims

Students raise nearly $1000 for earthquake victims

On April 14 and April 16 the Kumamoto region in Japan was hit by two...

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Chinese student numbers on the rise at Ara

Chinese student numbers on the rise at Ara

Ara welcomes the Chinese Consul General, Mr Zhijiang Jin this afternoon (4 May). Jin will...

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Ara scholarship students share history and hope

Ara scholarship students share history and hope

This year's winners of the Rika Award share a common bond with the founders of...

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