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Mainstream programmes

Some Ara programmes have closing dates for international applications.

Please refer to the programme page by following the links below to find the closing dates.

All fees apply to international students. All fees are tuition only for this year. Fees are in New Zealand dollars and include GST. The fee is the cost per year or the period of the programme if it is less than one year.

Ara is an approved host institution for Fullbright US Graduate studies for the following programmes:

Study and Career Preparation - Pre-Health Pathway, Level 4

Prepare for higher level study in health and science

19 Weeks
Starts: February
Nursing Midwifery and Medical Imaging Sport science, Nutrition and Health Promotion

Study and Career Preparation - Applied Science, Level 4

Prepare for higher level study in health and science

19 Weeks
Starts: February
Animal and Laboratory Science Sport science, Nutrition and Health Promotion

Study and Career Preparation - Medical Imaging Pathway, Level 4

Prepare for higher level study in health and science

19 Weeks
Starts: February
Nursing Midwifery and Medical Imaging

Study and Career Preparation - Construction and Architecture Pathway, Level 4

Prepare for higher-level study in construction and architectural studies

19 Weeks
Starts: February
Trades Architectural Studies

Study and Career Preparation - Bachelor of Engineering Technology Pathway, Level 4

Prepare for higher level study in engineering

19 Weeks
Starts: February
Engineering

Study and Career Preparation - Business and ICT Pathway, Level 4

Prepare for higher-level studies in business or IT.

19 Weeks
Starts: February
Business ICT

Study and Career Preparation - Tourism and Hospitality Management Pathway, Level 4

Prepare for higher-level study in tourism and hospitality management.

19 Weeks
Starts: July
Food, Hospitality and Tourism

Study and Career Preparation - Support Work and Social Work Pathway, Level 3

Gain the academic skills and entry required for higher level study in support work and then social work

19 Weeks
Starts: February
Social Work and Human Services

Graduate Certificate in Information Design

Gain communication skills that are in demand across a wide range of sectors.

19 Weeks
Starts: February
Art and Design

Bachelor of Design (Photography)

Become an accomplished photographer, capable of working across a diverse spectrum of disciplines.

3 Years
Starts: March
Art and Design

Bachelor of Design (Motion Design)

Harness your imagination and creativity and channel towards a career in the dynamic field of motion design.

3 Years
Starts: March
Art and Design

Bachelor of Design (Applied Visual Art)

Learn how to frame and develop creative ideas through hands-on interaction with a range of media and prepare yourself for independent art practice in a studio environment

3 Years
Starts: March
Art and Design

Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication Design)

Learn how to generate ideas, solve problems and design innovative solutions in advertising, marketing and communication design.

3 Years
Starts: March
Art and Design

Bachelor of Design (Fashion Technology and Design)

Establish a name for yourself in the fashion industry by combining your flair, creativity and passion with professional expertise and technical skills

3 Years
Starts: March
Art and Design

New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 5)

Start your career in design with a solid foundation of core skills.

1 Year
Starts: February
Art and Design

New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design

Enhance your creative skills to establish yourself as an arts practitioner.

1 Year
Starts: February
Art and Design

New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design

Learn how to use digital technology to express your creativity.

19 Weeks
Starts: July
Art and Design

New Zealand Certificate in Creativity

Gain foundation skills for employment or further studies in creative environments.

19 Weeks
Starts: February
Art and Design

New Zealand Certificate in Fashion

Deliver on your design aspirations and learn the conceptual and construction skills needed to meet fashion industry expectations.

19 Weeks
Starts: February
Art and Design

Graduate Diploma in Accounting

Complement your degree with accountancy skills and experience applicable to many business situations and commercial pursuits.

1 Year
Starts: February
Business

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management

Complement your existing degree and advance your career in management by tailoring this graduate qualification to meet your specific needs.

1 Year
Business

Graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems

Acquire the skills and knowledge to keep up with the latest innovative business systems and advances in technology.

1 Year
Business

Graduate Diploma in Business Transformation and Change

Learn how to guide companies through transformations required to address.

1 Year
Business

Graduate Diploma in Event Management

Develop a high degree of event management finesse and nurture your talent for an exciting career in a dynamic industry.

1 Year
Business

Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management

Develop your hospitality expertise to co-ordinate and plan the operational aspects of running a food and beverage service.

1 Year

Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

Learn how to foster smooth employee/employer relations and gain skills essential for maintaining a satisfied and effective workforce.

1 Year
Business

Graduate Diploma in Marketing and Sales

Gain theory and practical experience in the art of generating sales in today's competitive marketplace.

1 Year
Business

Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management

Use your strong organisational skills and advance your appreciation of the procedures required to ensure production functions at optimum levels.

1 Year
Business

Graduate Diploma in Project Management

Combine your big picture thinking and attention to detail with project management skills that are in demand around the world.

1 Year
Business

Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Logistics

Acquire the ability to make sound strategic decisions and solve problems in supply chain logistics.

1 Year
Business

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Project Management)

Equip yourself with the skills to manage projects on time and within budget.

1 Year
Business

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4)

Take a leading role in office administration.

19 Weeks
Starts: July
Business

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)

Gain skills to become a competent business administrator.

19 Weeks
Starts: February
Business

Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management

Develop your hospitality expertise to co-ordinate and plan the operational aspects of running a food and beverage service.

1 Year

Bachelor of International Tourism and Hospitality Management

Become a leader in the fast-evolving tourism and hospitality sector.

3 Years
Starts: February
Food, Hospitality and Tourism

Diploma in Cookery – Advanced Cookery

Gain the cooking skills and expertise needed to produce advanced dishes and take a leading role in commercial kitchen environments.

1 Year
Starts: February
Food, Hospitality and Tourism

Diploma in Cookery – Advanced Patisserie

Acquire the advanced cooking skills required to produce complex patisserie items and take a leading role in commercial kitchen environments.

1 Year
Starts: February
Food, Hospitality and Tourism

New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5)

Equip yourself with management skills for the hospitality industry.

1 Year
Starts: February
Food, Hospitality and Tourism

Certificate in Travel (Level 4)

Expand your career opportunities within the dynamic travel and tourism industry.

19 Weeks
Starts: July
Food, Hospitality and Tourism

New Zealand Certificate in Baking (Generalist)

Learn the delectable art of baking plus the essential skills required to work in a commercial or boutique bakery.

1 Year
Starts: February

Certificate in Barista and Café Service

Develop your communication, café and barista skills and improve your understanding of business operating procedures.

19 Weeks
Starts: February
Food, Hospitality and Tourism

Graduate Diploma in Laboratory Technology

Expand on your science knowledge and skills for a career as a laboratory technician.

1 Year
Starts: February
Animal and Laboratory Science

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity and Health Promotion)

Learn how to prescribe and promote physical activity and lifestyle change to help treat and prevent disease.

3 Years
Starts: February
Sport science, Nutrition and Health Promotion

Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Nutrition)

Gain an in-depth understanding of nutrition and the dietary influences that impact on the health of individuals.

3 Years
Starts: February
Sport science, Nutrition and Health Promotion

Bachelor of Applied Science (Sport and Exercise Science)

Develop the practical skills and expertise needed to work in a wide range of sports, health and exercise science fields.

3 Years
Starts: February
Sport science, Nutrition and Health Promotion

New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 6)

Gain in-demand skills for the fast-evolving commercial science and science laboratory sectors.

1 Year
Starts: February
Animal and Laboratory Science

New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Level 6)

Become skilled in a rapidly changing profession and enjoy a rewarding career working with animals and their owners.

1 Year
Starts: February
Animal and Laboratory Science

New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 5)

Meet the needs of an ever-expanding commercial science sector with STEM skills that you'll use every day in the workplace.

1 Year
Starts: February
Animal and Laboratory Science

New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) with Veterinary Nursing Assistant Strand

Gain the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective part of the veterinary team, assisting veterinarians and veterinary nurses in clinical practice.

1 Year
Starts: February
Animal and Laboratory Science

New Zealand Certificate in Animal Management with Companion Animal Strand

Match your passion for animals with the skills and knowledge needed to work in a diverse and rewarding field of animal care.

1 Year
Starts: February
Animal and Laboratory Science

All students are required to pay the following services fees in addition to tuition fees

Student Services Levy per year $320
Student Visas application fee and renewal $255
English language administration fee $250

 

Contact details

Phone: 03 940 8389
Email: international@ara.ac.nz

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