Welcome to the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT), a great choice for a quality education and the home of the Zero Fees Scheme, which means we cover your tuition fees, so all you have to pay for are the direct material costs for your course.

Southern Institute of Technology

The Southern Institute of Technology offers over 250 programmes in a wide range of subjects and New Zealand qualifications.

We’re the HOME of the SIT ZERO FEES, SIT2LRN Distance Learning online, Music and Audio industry protégés – Music & Audio Institute of New Zealand – MAINZ and the iconic Telford Campus who have been a major part of New Zealand’s farming history.

Telford Open Day
Study for free TTAF
SIT2LRN Distance Learning
Student Discount
Accommodation Bursary
Government Fees Free



SIT’s Annual Music and Audio Showcase on Next Week

29  Oct, 2020
The culmination of a year’s worth of amazing creativity, technical flair and artistic energy will be showcased by Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) Music and Audio Production students...

Pair making most of time in South

28  Oct, 2020
North Island agricultural students are making the most of their time in the deep South. For a budding farmer, the South Island high country might seem like the ultimate place to launch a career....

Positive feedback for wool grading course

28  Oct, 2020
Organisers of the first NZQA micro-credential wool clip grading course are so pleased with the outcome, they will be taking the course to the students rather than having the students come to them.

SIT’s Annual Free Pet Health Clinic a Runaway Success

27  Oct, 2020
Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) Veterinary Nursing students have been run off their feet by hundreds of furry paws this week, in the Free Annual Pet Health Clinic, with significantly more...


  • Telford Open Day

    Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location: SIT Telford Campus

    Check out our great facilities, chat to tutors and staff about study options, career pathways and services.

  • End of Year Showcase

    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Location: SIT Centrestage

    Join us to celebrate the end of semester as SIT Music students present a highlight reel of standout musical performances from 2020!! Free Entry!!

  • Chrysalis 2020 Fashion Student Showcase

    Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location: SIT Centrestage

    Come along to support SIT Fashion students and experience their fabulous graduate collections in person. FREE ENTRY. Tickets are not required, so be sure to attend promptly in order to be seated.