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21 Feb 2014

SIT significantly surpassed the national Nursing graduate employment average in 2013 with 75% of SIT Bachelor of Nursing and 100% of Diploma in Enrolled Nursing graduates gaining employment

12 Feb 2014

Officially opened late 2011 the revamped SIT Downtown Campus on Don Street Invercargill has established itself as a central city creative zone housing our art, design, photography, film, animation, music, audio, fashion, journalism and drama students.

These areas work closely together, often collaborating for live performances, exhibitions and filming opportunities during the year, while students and staff have also been involved in significant community events.

10 Feb 2014

SIT’s annual hairdressing information evening will be held on Monday the 17th February following the Elementary Hair Design ‘creative long hair ups’ Competition at SIT with guest speakers including Hairdressing Industry Training Organisation (HITO) Chief Executive Officer Erica Cumming.

10 Feb 2014

A photo may be worth a thousand words, but it takes more than a thousand words to teach someone to take a good photo.

Shannon Thomson teaches photography to journalism students at the Southern Institute of Technology and she knows the news value of a good photo.

“A great photo can make an average story front page news,” she said.

08 Feb 2014


Hundreds of Chinese students and various dignitaries from Invercargill celebrated the Chinese New Year yesterday at the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT).

07 Feb 2014

Queenstown has tradionally been a difficult area to find accommodation, and it's no exception for students. With a dearth of rental accommodation, and some of the most expensive housing in New Zealand, the popular resort town can be difficult for workers and students to find a place to live.

But with the addition of a purpose-built accommodation block, completed just before Christmas, SIT is looking to expand. The mixture of three and four-bedroom self-contained apartments will become ‘home’ for up to 50 students from throughout New Zealand and beyond.

05 Feb 2014

There has never been a better time to get a trade qualification.

In the next decade New Zealand will be facing unprecedented demand for trades people as we seek to rebuild Christchurch, repair the leaky homes situation, and meet the needs of the growing energy and mining sectors.

05 Feb 2014

A Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) Hairdressing tutor has been nominated by her peers to battle out the top spot for the tutor of the year title with two others at the national Hairdressing Industry Training Organisation (HITO) award ceremony held in Auckland.

04 Feb 2014

A group of Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) Digital Media students have gained the opportunity to have their short film showcased by the New Zealand Film Commission during a tour run over the summer.

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