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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 Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016 administered by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Copies of the Code are available on request from Ara, or from the NZQA website.

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Ara students take away prizes at Salon Culinaire

Ara students take away prizes at Salon Culinaire

More than 80 cookery students, trainee chefs and people in the hospitality industry gave their...

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Heat is on cooking students at Salon Culinaire

Heat is on cooking students at Salon Culinaire

The pressure will be on when cooking and hospitality students compete live at the Southern...

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Students sing the praises of new O House accommodation

Students sing the praises of new O House accommodation

"The new blocks are awesome. I moved in at the start of the year and...

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The Indian advantage - visit evokes ambition and passion

The Indian advantage - visit evokes ambition and passion

Visiting India was a life-changing experience for a group of Ara students in more ways...

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Ara Cookery students go international for latest assessment

Ara Cookery students go international for latest assessment

Food from around the world was on the menu at the Ara City Campus on...

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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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