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16
Nov

There are plans for a new Bachelors of Veterinary Nursing course at the Southern Institute of Technology. SIT head of faculty of trades and technology Doug Rodgers says it would help vet nurses to gain a higher level of knowledge and increase value to the industry.

14
Nov

International and domestic students from the Southern Institute of Technology’s Queenstown campus have organised a multicultural event for early December.

12
Nov

NCEA Level 2 student Robbie Jackson of The Catlins Area School has been awarded The Prime Minister’s Vocational Excellence Award for his successes throughout the year, both vocationally and academically.

Robbie attended an Agricultural class one day a week at Telford Campus this year, in addition to his normal academic workload at school, successfully completing a Level 2 Certificate in Agriculture alongside his NCEA Level 2 Qualification. 

12
Nov

The Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) has been awarded three Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Argentina and Asia (PMSA).

05
Nov

The 21st century is a globalised society that merges different cultural identities. Quan Tan, a 3rd year Bachelor of Visual Arts student, created her final project “The Cinderella” to talk about the positive attributes of cultural diversity while reflecting on her own personal experiences from Malaysia and New Zealand.

Her project was installed on the 25th of October 2019 at the SIT Invercargill Library and will be shown until mid-December.

01
Nov

The Murihiku Trades Academy Engineering/Automotive programme students have completed a design-build project involving the creation of 70cc mini bikes.

On Saturday, November 2, following scrutineering at SIT’s Tay St campus, the bikes will be put to the test at the Teretonga Park Raceway.

16
Oct

Johanna Rhodes, Southern Institute of Technology, Head of School of Nursing and Mary McMillan, Paper Coordinator for the Bachelor of Nursing Year Two, Professional Issues, and Year Three, Clinical Practicum in the mental health practice settings were selected to make presentations at an international conference to be held in China this month.

16
Oct

SIT shone at the recent Tertiary ICT Conference in Hamilton, taking out the Microsoft Innovation award for their state-of-the-art Augmented Reality teaching tools; Hololens and Soldamatic Welders.

11
Sep

Students who wish to study at SIT are assured that multi-year programmes are safe to enrol in, with the Government confirming the polytechnic will take enrolments right through to 2023 at this stage.

06
Sep

The Invercargill Licensing Trust and Southern Institute of Technology have announced they will join forces on a first-of-its-kind inner-city initiative.

The two organisations agreed to develop a link between the Kelvin Hotel and SIT's proposed neighbouring 47-apartment build to create a fully operational training hotel - a first for New Zealand.

03
Aug

Invercargill leaders have vowed to fight a Government decision to centralise the Southern Institute of Technology [SIT] with 15 other polytechnics and training institutes nationwide.

Mayor Tim Shadbolt said he was in "absolute disbelief they could do such a terrible thing to our city" and said legal action would be taken against the decision.

"They have really ripped the heart out of Invercargill with this announcement."

01
Aug

Invercargill's Mayor is vowing to fight plans to combine New Zealand's polytechnics.

The Government proposed a nationwide merger on Thursday, bringing all 16 polytechnics into one to be called the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology.

01
Jul

Check out #Grabarandom - Invercargill with Air New Zealand's grab a seat. 

19
Jun

Three-dimensional ‘Hololens’ technology is bringing a new level of realism to nursing education at the Southern Institute of Technology.

17
Jun

SIT's new programmes are carefully developed to align with Southland Development Strategy (SoRDS) goals to meet Southland's industry labour needs.

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