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Duration:

Two years full time

Location: Invercargill

This programme provides students with the skills and knowledge required for employment or further training in digital media. The theoretical and practical skills taught in this qualification reflect the diverse range of skills required to work in this industry.

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Duration:

Two years full time

Location: Invercargill

This programme aims to provide participants who complete the qualification with the skills and knowledge required to operate as capable technicians in the construction industry. These skills include: establishing a design brief, presenting preliminary designs, developing building concepts and preparing working drawings. The programme also aims to develop skills applicable to the wider construction industry, including health and safety plans, quality assurance and construction methodologies.

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Duration:

One year full time

Location: Invercargill

The Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Level 5) will provide students with the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of treatments at a professional level within the commercial environment.

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Duration:

Two years full time. Part time study is also available.

Location: Invercargill

A general business qualification endorsed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, the New Zealand Diploma in Business provides an excellent grounding in business skills. You will benefit from applied theory and practice that is relevant to today's business world. This diploma is highly valued by employers.

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Duration:

Two years full time, part time study is also available

Location: Invercargill

Members of the College of Accounting Technicians provide paraprofessional accounting services. This includes active involvement in middle level accounting work, assisting an accountant, office management and administration management.

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Duration:

Intakes are 5 weeks long.

Location: Invercargill

This programme aims to:

  • Provide international students with a broad base of technical business competence and skills necessary for those aspiring to middle management, supervisory positions or other business related role.
  • Assist international students to gain skills, knowledge and competence in the business environment to undertake a range of business activities.
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Duration:

Intakes are 6 weeks long.

Location: Invercargill

This programme aims to:

  • Provide international students with the advanced business knowledge, skills and competence required for business operations, including planning, coordinating, supervisory and other business related roles.
  • Assist international stuents to gain skills, knowledge and competence required to undertake a range of high level business activities and carry out a mix of specialised operations involving a degree of self-directed work and supervision of processes and people.
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Duration:

Two years full time; part time study is also available

Location: Invercargill

The programme will allow students to gain skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to working or further education in the commerce sector, demonstrate knowledge and skills to standards recognised by the commerce sector as appropriate, and develop work habits and practices appropriate for further education and employment in the commerce sector. 

 

Students also have the opportunity to credit transfer papers to the SIT Bachelor of Commerce programme, on a paper for paper basis, and continue with a third year of study to complete the SIT Bachelor of Commerce.

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Duration:

2 years full time

Location: Invercargill

The aim of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering is to provide skilled and competent engineering technicians who:

  • apply engineering theory to practice, and competently perform technical operations to the standards, ethical and professional responsibilities required by the engineering profession;
  • have a knowledge sufficient to permit informed, rational decision making in a specialist fields of engineering and to implement these decisions;
  • will work collaboratively with construction workers, clients, authorities, agencies, industry and other professionals to provide a comprehensive engineering service in the relevant specialist area; and
  • have an understanding of all cultures and in particular an awareness and clear understanding of the tangata whenua and the implications of the Treaty of Waitangi and the Resource Management Act.

 

It is expected that graduates will attain the educational underpinnings and work ready attributes defined in the IPENZ Graduate Profile for Engineering Technicians.  The graduate profile defined by IPENZ is benchmarked internationally to the exemplar graduate attributes for graduates of technician education programmes recognised under the Dublin Accord.

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Duration:

18 months full time

Location: Invercargill

This 18 month programme prepares students to apply for registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand as an Enrolled Nurse.  Students gain knowledge and skills in nursing, social science, and structure and function of the human body. They will learn skills in simulated learning environments which they then apply on placements in clinical practice.  During the programme students will undertake a range of clinical courses in different health care settings including rehabilitation, acute care and mental health.

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Duration:

Two years full time; part time study is also available

Location: Invercargill

Can you see yourself as a manager of your own successful tourism business? This diploma will help you get there by providing you with the skills and knowledge for the hotel and tourism industry, and preparing you for employment in positions within New Zealand and internationally. The programme has a strong focus on management practices in the hotel and tourism industries, and on the skills needed for lifelong learning in a changing global business environment. The programme aims to develop dedicated professionals and to equip them with a qualification that is highly regarded by employers and the community.

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Duration:

One year full time. Part time study is also available.

Location: Invercargill

This qualification is aimed at those who work in the "people" side of business, either through the personnel function, employment relations or the wider area of human resource management.

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Duration:

One year full time

Location: Invercargill

Students will work with information systems to meet prescribed specifications and needs within an organisational context. They will provide information systems support, including selecting and configuring operating systems, networks and software components of an organisation's information system.

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Duration:

One year full time

Location: Invercargill

This programme will provide professional skills in Information Technology. Graduates will be able to construct data bases for business inventories, propose and develop information systems, design and test software applications within a variety of businesses.

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Duration:

One year full time, part time study is also available

Location: Invercargill

The National Diploma in Journalism (Multi-media) (Level 5) is the initial qualification for a professional journalist in the specialist area of newspaper journalism. It is a nationally recognised qualification, taught at a journalism school which is supported by foreign correspondent Peter Arnett.

 

Learning at the Peter Arnett School of Journalism is facilitated by a simulated newsroom environment with individual work stations, newspaper files and a daily news sourcing system.  The aim is to create a working environment which enables students to develop skills in news gathering, news writing, meeting deadlines and teamwork. Students will be assigned news rounds and are expected to develop stories for publications.  In addition, students will spend four weeks in work experience placements at newspapers around New Zealand.

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Duration:

One year full time. Part time study is also available.

Location: Invercargill

The aim is to qualify people as line managers, supervisors, section, departmental or branch managers. NZIM has selected a range of papers from the New Zealand Diploma in Business to make up the Diploma in Management. You need to do four compulsory and choose two optional papers to complete this qualification. These papers are taken from the basket of papers available for the New Zealand Diploma in Business as approved by NZQA. This means that students can gain certification in the NZIM Diploma in Management while they study towards the New Zealand Diploma in Business, but must ensure that they satisfy all course and individual paper prerequisites to gain certification in both qualifications. NZIM charges a fee to register each paper.

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Duration:

Two years

Location: Invercargill

This two year Diploma in Performing Arts  course seeks to enable the development of  strong and inventive actors with well  trained  minds, bodies and voices who approach their work with understanding, confidence and integrity.

Each aspect of the curriculum  promotes critical reflection, imagination, openness, versatility and insight into the value of generosity in the ensemble and collaborative aspects of acting.

The course aims to instil and develop in  each student the knowledge, energy and professional potential which will permit them not only to function effectively as professionally trained working actors but as intelligent and creative arts practitioners who have the means to contribute to the arts world.

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Duration:

One year

Location: Invercargill

Following on from the National Certificates in Hospitality (Cookery) Levels 3 and 4, this Level 5 Diploma programme teaches advanced cookery skills, and the expertise needed for working and supervising to a senior level in a commercial kitchen.

 

SIT's classrooms are well equipped and the tutors are very passionate about their craft. Students operate the Bungalow Restaurant on campus for several periods during the year and are encouraged to enter national culinary arts competitions.

 

This course leads to employment opportunities in the hospitality industry in fine dining restaurants and commercial kitchens including specialist and commercial catering. Graduates may also progress to further study in hospitality management at degree level.

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Duration:

Two years full time

Location: Invercargill

This programme aims to provide participants with an understanding of other disciplines within the construction industry with a focus predominately on the quantity surveying fields.  It is hoped that this wider knowledge will be transferable within the wider construction industry promoting greater understanding between sectors and allow individuals greater career flexibility.  The skills include establishing a design brief, preparing working drawings, understanding the context of working drawings, research and pricing of construction and associated work, and communicating with persons within the wider construction industry.

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Duration:

One year full time

Location: Invercargill

This programme will allow students to:

  • Gain skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to working or further training in the sport, exercise science and recreation sector.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to standards recognised by the industry sector as appropriate.
  • Develop work habits and practice appropriate for further training and employment in the sport, exercise science and recreation sector.
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Duration:

One year full time

Location: Invercargill

The programme will allow students to:

  • Gain skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to working with the general public or  special populations or further training in the sport, exercise science and recreation sector.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to standards recognised by the industry sector as appropriate.
  • Develop work habits and practice appropriate for further training and employment in the sport, exercise science and recreation sector.
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Duration:

Two years full time

Location: Invercargill

The Diploma in Sport and Recreation is hands-on, practical course where students can specialise in either sports development/personal training or outdoor recreation leadership.

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Duration:

1 year

Location: Invercargill

Te Reo Māori is developed further to enable tauira to speak confidently at an intermediate level in conversations and everyday situations. You will gain intermediate level knowledge of ‘Nga Tikanga Māori' from both a traditional and contemporary context. The programme is made up of four wahanga (sections) Te Hau Rawhiti - The Easterly winds - which has a descriptive focus,  Te Hau Raki - The Northerly winds - containing a language of investigation,  Te Hau a Uru - The Westerly winds - focusing on retelling stories and rekindling memories and Te Hau Tonga - The Southerly winds - focuses on future events and possibilities.

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Duration:

One year full time

Location: Invercargill

To practice Māori traditions

To examine Te Reo Māori, kawa and tikanga aspects of Māori tradition

To continue to promote and encourage whanu development and hapu and iwi awareness through marae based events and activities

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Duration:

One year full time (two years including the Certificate in Veterinary Nursing, which is a prerequisite to the Diploma)

Location: Invercargill

Graduates will have the ability to care for animals and employ safe working practices appropriate to the veterinary nursing industry sector, and be competent in a wide range of veterinary nursing skills, as well as a range of complementary generic, communication, and business skills.

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Duration:

One year full time (two years including the Certificate in Veterinary Nursing, which is a prerequisite to the Diploma)

Location: Invercargill

This programme focuses on veterinary nursing in a rural environment.  It provides a wide range of veterinary nursing skills including management of large animals, animal handling and husbandry, client education and laboratory practices.  It also includes complementary generic, communication, and business skills.

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Christchurch


Duration:

One year full time

Location: Christchurch

The Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Level 5) will provide students with the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of treatments at a professional level within the commercial environment.

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Duration:

40 weeks for people who have completed the prerequisite 8 units of the National Certificate

Location: Christchurch

Designed for people who have already developed or wish to develop a higher level of competence in mental health support work than is covered in the National Certificate. These mental health support workers may have more seniority in the workplace, carry a higher level of responsibility, and engage in more complex relationships with consumers/tangata whai ora. They may also lead a team of mental health workers.

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Duration:

Intakes are 18 weeks long.

Location: Christchurch

This is a Blended Delivery programme, so students will do study both online and through a series of workshops.  Workshops will be held at the SIT Christchurch campus (60 Waterloo Road, Hornby) fortnightly - Thursday and Friday 4pm-8pm and Saturday 8.30am-5pm. The workshops will allow students the opportunity to complete some assessment work in class.

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SIT2LRN Distance Learning


Duration:

Intakes are 17 weeks long.

Location: SIT2LRN Distance Learning

The programme will allow students to:

  • Gain skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to working or further training in the tertiary sector.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to standards recognised by the industry sector as appropriate.
  • Develop work habits and practice appropriate for further training and employment in tertiary teaching.
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Duration:

Intakes are 17 weeks long.

Location: SIT2LRN Distance Learning

This programme aims to:

  • Provide students with a broad base of technical business competence and skills necessary for those aspiring to middle management, supervisory positions or other business related role.
  • Gain skills, knowledge and competence in the business environment to undertake a range of business activities.
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Duration:

Intakes are 17 weeks long.

Location: SIT2LRN Distance Learning

This programme aims to:

  • Provide students with the advanced business knowledge, skills and competence required for business operations, including planning, coordinating, supervisory and other business related roles.
  • Gain skills, knowledge and competence required to undertake a range of high level business activities and carry out a mix of specialised operations involving a degree of self-directed work and supervision of processes and people.
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Duration:

Intakes are 17 weeks

Location: SIT2LRN Distance Learning

This programme aims to give students a solid base of skills to expand their talents pushing their creativity and heightening their technical skills in Digital Film.

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Duration:

Intakes are 17 weeks long

Location: SIT2LRN Distance Learning

This programme aims to:

  • Give students the skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to working or further training in the photographic sector.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to standards recognised by the industry sector as appropriate.
  • Develop work habits and practices appropriate for further training and employment in the photographic sector.
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Duration:

Intakes are 17 weeks long.

Location: SIT2LRN Distance Learning

The programme will allow students to:

  • Gain skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to working or further training in the hotel and tourism sector.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to standards recognised by the industry sector as appropriate.
  • Develop work habits and practice appropriate for further training and employment in the hotel and tourism sector.
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Duration:

2014 intakes are 17 weeks long.

Location: SIT2LRN Distance Learning

The programme will allow students to:

  • Gain skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to working or further training in the industry sector.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills against standards recognised by the industry sector as appropriate.
  • Develop work habits and practices appropriate for further training and employment in the industry sector.
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Duration:

Intakes are 17 weeks long.

Location: SIT2LRN Distance Learning

This programme is suitable for professionals working in areas of social development (teachers, trainers, consultants, HR professionals etc.) and /or social support services (social workers, nurses, therapists, etc.). It is also useful to those working in service industries with a strong client orientation (i.e. tourism and hospitality) who would like to develop their people skills and improve their interpersonal communication and client relationship skills.

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Duration:

Intakes are 17 weeks long.

Location: SIT2LRN Distance Learning

The programme will allow students to:

  • Gain skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to working or further training in the business sector.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to standards recognised by the industry sector as appropriate.
  • Develop work habits and practice appropriate for further training and employment in the business sector.
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Duration:

Intakes are 17 weeks long.

Location: SIT2LRN Distance Learning

In the Diploma in Project Management (Level 6) you will further develop the theory and practical application of project management to enable your expertise to be utilised across a variety of sectors.

 

The qualification structure enables project management competencies to be applied to a range of contexts including human resources, costing, risk management, finance and timeframes.

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Queenstown


Duration:

One year full time.
Preference will be given to full time students. Part time study will be available if space permits.

Location: Queenstown

The Diploma in Beauty Therapy will provide students with the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of treatments at a professional level within the commercial environment.

 

These treatments include manicure, pedicure services, depilatory wax service, facial treatments, make up, electrology, facial electrics and massage.

 

Graduates of the Diploma in Beauty Therapy will be able to consult with a client, establish the needs of the client on the basis of consultation, conduct the prescribed treatment and service in the area of expertise in a professional manner, and maintain communication with the client.

This is an ITEC diploma programme. ITEC is an international examinations board and qualifications are recognised world wide. For more information go to www.itecworld.co.uk

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Duration:

Available full-time or part-time

Location: Queenstown

A general business qualification endorsed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, the New Zealand Diploma in Business provides an excellent grounding in business skills.  You will benefit from applied theory and practice that is relevant to today's business world.  This diploma is highly valued by employers.

 

Students advancing to the Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting may gain membership to the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.  Many students combine employment or other options with part time study, taking one or two papers each semester.

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Duration:

Papers towards this qualification are offered part-time. 

Location: Queenstown

Members of the College of Accounting Technicians provide paraprofessional accounting services.  This includes active involvement in middle level accounting work, assisting an accountant, office management and administration management.

To become a member you must gain a recognised academic qualification, recognised practical experience and pass a professional competency examination.

The New Zealand Diploma in Business with an accounting major is the basis of the Accounting Technician's qualification - recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA). The equivalent two years full time relevant work experience is required.  The second years work experience must be under the guidance of a mentor and can only be counted once you have met the educational requirements. Once admitted as a member of the Accounting Technician's College, continuing professional development of 20 hours per year is necessary.

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Duration:

Two years full time. Part time study is also available.

Location: Queenstown

Can you see yourself as a manager of your own successful tourism business? This diploma will help you get there by providing you with the skills and knowledge for the hotel and tourism industry, and preparing you for employment in positions within New Zealand and internationally. The programme has a strong focus on management practices in the hotel and tourism industries, and on the skills needed for lifelong learning in a changing global business environment. The programme aims to develop dedicated professionals and to equip them with a qualification that is highly regarded by employers and the community.

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Duration:

Papers towards this qualification are offered part-time.

Location: Queenstown

This qualification is aimed at those who work in the "people" side of business, either through the personnel function, employment relations or the wider area of human resource management.

 

Southern Institute of Technology has selected six compulsory papers from the New Zealand Diploma in Business programme and other business programmes to provide an integrated course of study which offers the range of skills necessary for someone working in this demanding field. This qualification can be considered on its own or as part of a more general programme such as the New Zealand Diploma in Business.

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Duration:

One year full time

Location: Queenstown

Students will learn how to work with information systems to meet prescribed specifications and needs within an organisational context. They will study information systems support, including selecting and configuring operating systems, networks and software components of an organisation's information system.

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Duration:

One year full time

Location: Queenstown

This programme will provide students with professional skills in information technology. Graduates will learn how to construct data bases for business inventories, propose and develop information systems, design and test software applications within a variety of businesses.

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Duration:

Papers towards this qualification are offered part-time.

Location: Queenstown

The aim is to qualify people as line managers, supervisors, section, departmental or branch managers.  NZIM has selected a range of papers from the New Zealand Diploma in Business to make up the Diploma in Management.  You need to do four compulsory and choose two optional papers to complete this qualification. These papers are taken from the basket of papers available for the New Zealand Diploma in Business as approved by NZQA.  This means that students can gain certification in the NZIM Diploma in Management while they study towards the New Zealand Diploma in Business, but must ensure that they satisfy all course and individual paper prerequisites to gain certification in both qualifications. NZIM charges a fee to register each paper.

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