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.

Study for free TTAF
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How 200 kilos of Frozen Tomatoes Were Rescued for the Good of the Queenstown Community

2  Dec, 2020
What do you do when 200kg of rescued tomatoes are accidentally frozen en route to your food charity? You call in the food cavalry of course, to transform the frozen mishap into more than 65 litres...

Telford Dip Ag Class of 2020 Achieve 100% Employment Rate

23  Nov, 2020
Telford is toasting it’s Massey Diploma in Agriculture Class of 2020 with all their graduates going directly into full-time employment in the rural sector after graduation.

SIT Students Hone Communication Skills in 3 Minute Thesis Competition

23  Nov, 2020
The 2020 Three Minute Thesis Competition or 3MT (as it is widely known), took place recently at Southern Institute of Technology (SIT), with the hotly-contested first prize being taken out by...

The Southernmost Beach Volleyball Centre in the World Opens in Invercargill

17  Nov, 2020
It’s been all go for the last couple of months at 40 Forth Street, Invercargill. What were once immaculate, smooth, bowling greens, have been transformed and re-purposed into sand volleyball...


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