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27 Jan 2020

We have been working closely with New Zealand Health Authorities since becoming aware of this issue on a daily basis. There are no known cases of the coronavirus in New Zealand, including at SIT, neither with staff nor students.

24 Jan 2020

After years of uncertainty, equestrian enthusiasts wishing to turn their passion into a career are once again able to study for a fully accredited tertiary qualification at a national institute.

Telford, New Zealand’s only specialist rural polytechnic, became part of the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) in 2019, and with that partnership came a commitment to continuing and developing the Equine programme offered there.

22 Jan 2020

Kiwi Indian musician and sound engineer Chaitanya Rajapurkar is one of the most promising faces of the community to watch out for in the coming years. Chaitanya realised that he has much more to learn and to offer, after he took up Bachelor of Audio Production Degree from Southern Institute of Technology, Invercargill from where he graduated just late last year. 

22 Jan 2020

SIT's Environmental Management tutor Dr Anna Palliser recently returned from the USA where she spent several months researching urban food systems while on a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.

09 Dec 2019

Freddy Lund, CEO of Swedish company Tenstar will be visiting the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) Telford Campus on Tuesday, December 10 at 10am.

Tenstar produces simulation units, that can be used in educational settings, and Mr Lund will be demonstrating the new tractor simulator that has been purchased for the Telford Campus.

09 Dec 2019

The Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) held the Award Ceremony on Tuesday evening, December 3 at the Civic Theatre in Invercargill, with many women receiving awards for their excellent contribution within the trades sector.

06 Dec 2019

SIT is pleased to report that the three new degrees specifically developed to support the unprecedented large building developments commencing in the region are well on their way to fruition. New Degrees in Engineering and Construction are open for 2020 enrolments!

06 Dec 2019

Three Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) international students have just completed a collaboration project for the Invercargill City Council.

05 Dec 2019

Tractor Simulator is coming to the Telford Campus of the Southern Institute of Technology! The Tractor Simulator will be a first for New Zealand and will enable students to gain experience and master techniques prior to being placed in charge of a costly (and potentially dangerous) piece of equipment.

04 Dec 2019

If you are looking for employment in the continually evolving tourism industry, studying in Queenstown could provide you with the qualifications you need to secure your dream job.

Set in the picturesque surrounds of tourism-mecca Queenstown, SIT’s campus has several qualification options for students looking to complete study prior to embarking on a career in either tourism or hospitality.

03 Dec 2019

SIT Graduate Diploma in Engineering Technology student, Huaihua (Michael) Zhou, won the ‘3-Minute Thesis Contest’. Michael completed his English programme last year and joined SIT in 2019.

03 Dec 2019

Year 1 Environmental Management student Kyla Moengaroa Sherbanowski won the Best Overall Poster award at the recent New Zealand Coastal Society (NZCS) Conference held in Invercargill for the first time.

29 Nov 2019

SIT is very pleased to be able to advise you that the new location for MAINZ in 2020 will be at Te Wananga o Aotearoa Mangere campus. SIT and TWOA have had a strategic relationship for the past 16 years where we have shared programme delivery and staff in various campus locations across the country. We are therefore delighted to be strengthening this relationship even further with this collaboration on TWOA’s lovely Mangere campus.

19 Nov 2019

SIT has been negotiating with another provider and the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) with regard to offering places to MAINZ Level 6 and Level 7 Bachelor of Audio Engineering and Production (BAEP) students in 2020 and 2021 to be able to complete the degree. TEC advise that arrangements to support the transition are being made with the alternative provider.

16 Nov 2019

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.

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