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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.



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.

New Hairdressing programme introduced at SIT Invercargill

25  Mar, 2024
The SIT Hairdressing team are celebrating the launch of a brand new hairdressing programme introduced this year at SIT | Te Pūkenga, which provides a different pathway into becoming a...

Artist in Residence experiencing the real Southland

18  Mar, 2024

Southland Art Foundation (SAF) is pleased to have Auckland-based Artist, Nour Hassan, as the William Hodges Fellow Artist-in-Residence this year.

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.


  • 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.