SIT has a range of facilities and services to help you thrive during your time with us. Make the most of your time at SIT by using these facilities.
Library | Fitness Centre | SIT Student Café | The Vault Café | Bungalow Restaurant | SIT Fashion Shop | Hairdressing Salon | Beauty Therapy Clinic | Student Discounts | SIT Bookshop | Childcare Centre | Health and Counselling | Course Advisors | Learning Assistance Unit | Disability Liaison | Tauira Tautoko (Māori Student Support) | Pacific Island Student Support | The Chaplaincy
Work out all your study stress at SIT’s Fitness Centre, a high technology environment containing quality equipment. The gym caters for both students and staff and is a bright and pleasant building situated on the Tay Street campus.
Membership prices are afordable for student budgets and can be extended to include the World Health and Fitness Centre in the heart of town.
The gym offers programmes ranging from general fitness through to those suited for high end athletes. Programmes can include bodybuilding, strength and endurance training to weight loss, rehabilitation from injuries and nutritional advice.
Campus Gym Hours
Monday to Friday 7am - 9am, 11am - 1pm, 4pm - 6pm
*Note: the campus gym is closed during semester breaks.
Phone: (03) 211 2699 ext 8708.
Option 1: SIT Fitness Center only
Option 2: SIT Fitness Center and World Health & Fitness
Or joining fee $60 and $8.80 weekly (Public rate $450)
Individual programmes and personal training also available
In the heart of the Administration block at Southern Institute of Technology lies CAFÉ "The Kitchen" at SIT. In this café, not only will you be provided with fine food that is prepared daily... you will also find the finest cappuccino, melt-in-your-mouth hot chocolate and freshly squeezed orange juice. Fresh foccacia bread to chocolate gateau, hot meals to Jimmy's Pies and almost everything in between! Both indoor and outdoor seating is available, so sit down, soak up the atmosphere or pop in and take it away. A perfect place for your private function or conference.
The Bungalow Restaurant is Southern Institute of Technology's Training Restaurant, offering great food and service at an even greater price! Not only can you enjoy memorable and delicious dining, but you will also be participating in the training of our future chefs, kitchen hands, restaurant staff and managers.
The Bungalow Restaurant is fully licensed and has a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available. Book early to avoid disappointment! To view dining dates, menus and make a booking, please visit The Bunglaow Restaurant page.
Run by our SIT Hospitality students, The Vault Café is located in the SIT arcade between Esk and Don Streets in Invercargill's City Centre serving a variety of freshly made sandwiches, salads, savoury items, cakes / baked items and daily specials - inexpensive and very yummy!
Did you know that SIT have their own Fashion Shop? The store is located in the SIT Arcade (between Esk and Don Streets), this shop sells clothing and art made and designed here in Invercargill, by graduates and current students of SIT. The Shop is also a work space, so you can come in and see fashion in the making!
Not only do fashion students learn how to design and produce clothing, they also are supported by learning essential elements of starting up their own business, with expert help from the business and fashion departments. The students enjoy this retail space that helps nurture their vision, encouraging them to realise their dreams and aspirations.
The SIT Childcare Centre is welcoming, friendly and safe. Our vision is to provide an environment where teachers, families/whanau and children can work together in partnership to form a foundation that will allow the children to develop positive learning for life.
Phone: (03) 218 3604 - Bookings are essential.
Location: Corner of Ness and Eye Streets
Hours: 7.45am-5.15pm, Monday to Friday.
The centre is closed for Public Holidays and 4 weeks over Christmas/New Year.
Fees: $5.70 per hours / $175 set weekly rate. (2014)
Includes: morning and afternoon tea, soundproof sleeping rooms, inside and outside play areas.
Conditions for the set rate are:
Actual attendance must be 35 hours plus per week. The set rate applies each week regardless of Public Holidays, days off or shortened hours.
Childcare Subsidy: There is a subsidy available through Work and Income New Zealand. This is based on personal circumstances and income - speak to your case manager.