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SIT’s Zero Fees Scheme continues for 2024

Southern Institute of Technology

Welcome to SIT | Te Pūkenga. We provide tertiary-level education and are dedicated to equipping students with the skills, knowledge, and experience for a wide range of subjects and qualifications.

We have campuses in Invercargill, Queenstown, GoreChristchurch (including Music & Audio Institute of New Zealand - MAINZ) and online. We also have the Telford campus, which has been a major part of New Zealand’s farming history.



Budding Chefs rewarded at ‘Famous’ Luncheon

3  May, 2024
SIT | Te Pūkenga Cookery student Yari Mowatt and 29 of her fellow classmates had their hard work and dedication rewarded last weekend, as they worked under the guidance of some of the...

SIT students embrace new opportunity in rural nursing

24  Apr, 2024
SIT | Te Pūkenga year 3 Nursing students, Shannon Brooking and Caitlin Sullivan have recently completed a successful five-week programme on the West Coast, in a new opportunity to experience rural...

SIT Hosts Top Carpentry Apprentice Challenge

17  Apr, 2024
Southland’s top carpentry apprentice was decided recently at SIT when local carpentry apprentices pitted themselves against each other and the clock at the regional heat of the annual New...

Book on “sassy” NZ woman has SIT connection

16  Apr, 2024

Nelson-based author, Annabel Schuler, has written a book about the life of little-known New Zealander Constance Barnicoat (1872-1922), a pioneering journalist and mountaineer.

Studying at Southern Institute of Technology | Te Pūkenga in 2024

Following the new Government’s announcement of its intention to disestablish Te Pūkenga | New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, please be assured that your programme of study or training will continue as planned while we work through the details of how this change will be implemented.

We are committed to ensuring that organisational changes that need to be made to meet the Government’s expectations do not impact on the delivery of our programmes and training for our learners and employers.

If you need access to learner support services or have any concerns, please Email us.


  • SIT Telford Open Day - July

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

    • Check out our great facilities
    • Chat with tutors and staff about study options
    • Meet graduate students
    • Discover career pathways

    Enrol now
    Telford.ac.nz I 0800 835 367 I telford@sit.ac.nz 

  • CareerFest Southland 2024

    Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    Location: ILT Stadium Southland

    Come to visit the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) stand at Southland CareerFest between 8 & 9 August at ILT Stadium Southland.