The Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) is one of 18 government polytechnics and institutes of technology offering tertiary education throughout New Zealand. SIT programmes are accredited and approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority up to postgraduate level.
SIT has a proud history of vocational education and training. For 40 years we have been providing students with quality education across a range of subject areas and at a variety of levels including postgraduate study. This variety enables you to enter your training at the level that suits you and to progress as you are ready. Many of our programmes link to higher level qualifications at SIT and other institutions in New Zealand and throughout the world. We are constantly developing these relationships to ensure that our graduates have maximum mobility.
The Zero Fees Scheme
Our Zero Fees Scheme means we pay your tuition fees, so all you have to pay for are the direct material costs for your course. This applies for all of our degree programmes and most of our diplomas and certificates, including distance learning programmes. Many of our graduates are able to start their careers debt-free! This is not an exaggeration – on any given degree, our students save between $7,000 and $14,000 on tuition fees. For terms and conditions, see our Fees page.
Our main campus is in Invercargill, and we have smaller campuses in Christchurch, Queenstown and Gore. Click on the photos below to read more about each campus.
We also have a selection of programmes available via SIT2LRN Study Anywhere, our distance learning facility. That means you can study at home via the internet, and it’s still covered by the Zero Fees Scheme! Courses are delivered using a combination of an online blackboard system, hard-copy workbooks and educational television.