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.



SIT ZeroFees
SIT ZeroFees Scheme

* NZ Domestic Students Only

Study without the stress of a large student loan to repay. We offer ZERO tuition fee programmes for all levels of study!

News & Events

Girls in Trades Day a huge success
The recent Girls in Trades Day, held by Great South, and supported by Southern Institute of Technology (SIT), saw dozens of girls learn more about entering a trades career, across a broad range of...
SIT childcare sees community shift in enrolments
SIT Early Childhood Centre has experienced a change in clientèle over the past year, showing a shift towards families in the wider community comprising the greater number of enrolments.
SIT sustainable heating system officially launched
Three years of planning, consultation and work came to fruition on Friday, 5th July with the official launch of Southern Institute of Technology’s recently installed electric boiler system....
SIT young chefs achieve silver and bronze medals in regional competition
Southern Institute of Technology Cookery students, Yari Mowatt and Sam Kissell recently tasted success at the 2024 South Island Regional Cook-off of the Nestlé Golden Chef's Hat Award, coming...
MFAT scholarship numbers increase at SIT
Southern Institute of Technology has seen a noticeable increase in the number MFAT (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade) scholarship students from Pacific Island nations choosing to come to the...
SIT Students learn the art of traditional weaving
Southern Institute of Technology and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa ākonga (students) of Kawai Raupapa: Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Art have been on a rewarding journey in learning the traditional...
SIT Screens Arts’ Students gain regional and international recognition
Exciting things are happening at Southern Institute of Technology School of Screen Arts; the creative work produced by Animation students is gaining regional and international attention. For the...
SIT Engineering students experience of ‘renewables’ a first
In what was a first for the School of Advanced Engineering at Southern Institute of Technology, six New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) and Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical)...