Why choose MIT?

No matter where you are in your life or student journey, MIT has a place for you.

We are the place for all people, and our relationship with our students is a lifelong connection.

At MIT we celebrate and draw upon our diversity. Our cultural traditions, languages, beliefs, and skills draw from many ethnic groups.
People from all walks of life flourish at MIT, creating a rich tapestry of understanding and then spreading it out across the world.

MIT has been awarded the highest possible rating, Category One, by the NZQA.


At MIT, we have options for everyone. You can choose from a range of internationally recognised programmes from foundation certificates to diplomas, degrees, postgraduates and master qualifications.

Many of our study options are free* and offer flexibility to suit your life.

From nursing to nautical science, or building to baking, our students graduate ready to make a difference in the community.


You'll apply your classroom learning to real-world situations, so you graduate with hands-on skills ready to make your ideas a reality.

Our practical skills-based training sets us apart from other education providers and our industry-experienced tutors get our students work-ready.


MIT will support you on your path to success for yourself, your whānau, and your community. 

We have a wide range of support services available to help you succeed throughout your study journey and make the most of tomorrow’s changing world.

When you join the MIT family, you'll be welcomed into a supportive learning environment from day one.


It matters where you study - MIT degree grads earn more.

Independently analysed government data indicates that MIT degree holders have the highest employment rates and are amongst the highest median earnings in the country, five years after finishing their degrees.


At MIT, we work closely with industry employers to ensure what we teach is what is needed in the workplace.

Many of our programmes include work placements in local businesses, so when you graduate you'll have the confidence to step directly from study into employment.


We are the quality choice but don't just take our word for it, hit play to see why more people choose MIT.

"Regardless of your race, age, gender or your background, there is a place for you here in the MIT family. I chose MIT, because they chose me".

Aayla Peebles, business graduate.

*All Level 1 and 2 programmes excluding First Aid certificate courses will be free in 2020 for New Zealand citizens, residents entitled to reside in New Zealand indefinitely, and refugees and protected persons (under the Immigration Act 2009), of all ages, that are eligible for tertiary study. Free Study for Level 3 may be available for 16 to 19 year olds (Youth Guarantee). Free study for up to one year for Levels 3 and 4 may be available under Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT), a government-led training initiative to encourage young Māori and Pasifika people to gain trade qualifications.  [All free study is subject to funding confirmation]. Proof of residency status required. Entry criteria, and some costs, may also apply. Eligibility for student allowances or student loans may vary. Contact Studylink for more information.

†Independently analysed government data shows that MIT degree holders have the highest employment rates and among the highest median earnings in the country five years after finishing their degrees. View the full report at  educationcentral.co.nz.