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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 welcomes Tony Gray to CE role

Ara welcomes Tony Gray to CE role

Ara Institute of Canterbury’s new Chief Executive Tony Gray was officially welcomed to the institute...

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Chengdu visitors bring engineering scholar

Chengdu visitors bring engineering scholar

Ara has hosted a second group of 10 students from Chengdu this time with a...

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Prime Minister opens Kahukura

Prime Minister opens Kahukura

Students took the chance to get a selfie with the Prime Minister at the Kahukura...

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Medals at Toque D’or for Timaru team

Medals at Toque D’or for Timaru team

Ara Institute of Canterbury’s Nestle Toque D’or team won two gold medals for the kitchen...

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Kahukura – here come the students!

Kahukura – here come the students!

Engineering and Architectural Studies students moved into the $34m brand new Kahukura building at the...

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Chasing Pluto’s shadow: Timaru students meet NASA pilot at Ara

Chasing Pluto’s shadow: Timaru students meet NASA pilot at Ara

Top NASA pilot Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Antimisiaris spoke to Timaru students about his work aboard the...

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