Southern Institute of Technology is passionate about providing quality education and the best support services to our students and organisation. We are always looking for bright, innovative and supportive individuals to join us.

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Ka Whāngaitia e Te Whare Wānanga o Murihiku ngā tauira ki ngā mātauranga me ngā akoranga tino teitei Southern Institute of Technology provides students with quality education and training services.

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) provides quality tertiary education and training across a wide range of subjects and qualifications offering programmes at campuses in Invercargill, Christchurch, Queenstown, Gore, Auckland and online through SIT2LRN Distance Learning. SIT also has specialised faculties in music and rural education - MAINZ – Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand (Auckland and Christchurch) and Telford in Balclutha, South Otago. Through its Zero Fees Scheme, SIT is currently the only tertiary provider in New Zealand to offer a no tuition cost education for most programmes to domestic NZ students for every year of study, at all levels.

SIT is a fully owned subsidiary company of newly-established Te Pūkenga, the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, which brings together the existing 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) into one organisation as part of the significant set of changes for the New Zealand tertiary education sector under the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE). Te Pūkenga is responsible for ensuring equity and excellence for all New Zealanders in the area of vocational education.


    The SIT Board is seeking an exceptional Chief Executive - a change agent with a learner/customer centric focus to lead SIT to become a demand-driven organisation that:
  • Supports learners in community based, work based, classroom based and online learning environments
  • Embeds a strong commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Works towards the achievement of educational equity for all learners
  • Works with industry and employers in Southland to identify their current and future skills needs; and
  • Maximises its opportunities to provide high quality vocational education and training to meet the needs of its students, industry, iwi and the communities of the Southland region.

The new SIT CE will demonstrate visionary leadership in order to manage the rapidly changing tertiary education environment and develop strategies to ensure that SIT is successful regionally, nationally and internationally.

Key Attributes:

    The Chief Executive will be an experienced, strategic and action-oriented leader with:
  • Excellent strategic capability and demonstrated success delivering equitable outcomes
  • A strong learner/customer focus
  • A highly effective collaborative leadership style
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering change, preferably within a significant organisation
  • Proven business skills • High cultural intelligence
  • Critical awareness of regional and Māori economic development success
  • Proven experience building industry networks and coalitions
  • Focus and capability of building alliances with Te Tiriti partners

Please contact Nick Scarlett for further information at:

Applications close on 23 January 2021


Southern Institute of Technology Limited has a vacancy for a suitably qualified administrator to undertake the above role within the Directorate area. The applicant will have a friendly and outgoing personality who can relate well to a wide range of people and has a customer service attitude, is highly organised and has the ability to multitask.

Support staff play an important role in the functioning of SIT, and this key position provides administrative support and assistance to the Chief Executive and HR, with a high level of confidentiality being required.

Ideally, you will have a relevant tertiary qualification, with experience working as a personal assistant. For the day to day tasks, you will be responsible for diary management, managing telephone calls, emails, and other communication, preparing documents, arranging travel and accommodation, agenda compilation and accurate and detailed recording and typing of minutes for Board meetings, event management, managing and distributing internal mail, and other general administrative tasks as required.

The successful applicant will possess the following attributes.

  • Professional, well presented, and approachable
  • Superior typing skills – at least 60 wpm
  • Strong organisational skills, able to juggle multiple tasks, manage competing priorities
  • Familiarity and above average competence with the Microsoft suite of programmes,
  • particularly Word and Excel
  • Knowledge and understanding of databases
  • Excellent communication skills as the position require liaison with staff and students
  • Versatility and adaptability
  • Attention to detail
  • Research skills

The successful applicant must also have the ability to work unsupervised and be self motivated as the role necessitates working independently on occasions.

If you are the person we are looking for, please email Human Resources for a job description and application form.

Applications close on Monday 1 February 2021


Southern Institute of Technology is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified person to teach on the apprentice programme for Plumbing/ Gasfitting and Drain laying within the Trades and Technology Faculty at our Invercargill Campus.

The successful applicant will hold Certification in Plumbing and it is desirable to hold Registration or Certification in gasfitting and / or drainlaying but this is not necessary.

This is an exciting prospect for the right person to join our teaching team. Lifestyle opportunities exist, with Invercargill being in close proximity to some of the finest outdoor areas in New Zealand.

While previous teaching experience would be a distinct advantage, training is available in this area with academic staff being required to undertake study towards New Zealand Certificate in Adult Tertiary Teaching (Level 5), offered through SIT.

For a job description and application form please contact Human Resources.

Applications close Wednesday 03 February 2021.


Southern Institute of Technology is the largest tertiary education provider in Southland and has the above vacancy to lead the domestic student support team who play a key role in providing student pastoral support and facilitating access to student learning and activities.

As the Team Leader, you will be responsible for the supervision of staff. Therefore, it is expected that the successful person will have strong leadership and sound communication skills to work with staff and a diverse range of SIT students. You will need to be passionate about the benefits of tertiary education and working with a group of entry-level students who have had a less than positive prior experience with education.

The successful applicant will have strong administrative and time management skills as well as proficiency with Microsoft Suite. Preferably you will have a bachelor's degree in a relevant field, with experience in providing pastoral support and /or facilitating access to youth learning. Sound interpersonal skills are also required to ensure effective liaison with faculty staff and coordination of student activities.

For a job description and application form please contact Human Resources.

Applications close Thursday 21 January 2021


Southern Institute of Technology Limited has the above vacancy to employ an extremely organised, accurate, and observant person who demonstrates the high degree of integrity, conduct, and discretion required in dealing with information and records of staff and students at SIT.

The successful candidate will possess a qualification (preferably post graduate) or equivalent experience in Information and Records Management. This role's primary responsibility is the development and maintenance of all records and documents management policies, procedures, and standards and providing consistent and high-quality Records Management leadership and support across the organisation. Additionally, the Records Officer will work alongside SIT’s IT Department to ensure the security, privacy and integrity of the organisation’s records and information.

You will have the ability to prioritise, communicate efficiently and be able to work cooperatively and effectively as part of a small team. In this role you will be relied on to strongly encourage the adoption and appropriate use of SIT's' electronic document and records management system across the entire organisation. You will achieve this by working with staff to ensure records and information management is integrated into the organisation’s business processes and implementing EDRMS features for new or enhanced capabilities to continually improve the efficiency and effectiveness of records and information management.

You will have:

  • Proven experience of working in the information or records management field.
  • Demonstrated leadership in the adoption or improvement of Electronic Document Records Management.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the Public Records Act 2005, the Privacy Act 2020, and the Archives New Zealand Information and Records Management Standard 2016.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Outstanding collaboration skills and work well as part of a team.

For a job description and application form, please contact Human Resources.

Applications close Monday 25 January 2021

FIXED TERM 0.5 PROPORTIONAL POSITION FROM FEBRUARY 2021 TO JULY 2021 (Approx. 18.75hours per week)

Southern Institute of Technology Limited has the above fixed term position available in our MAINZ Campus located at Mangere, Auckland. We are seeking applications from appropriately qualified and experienced people to fill this important role. Successful applicants will deliver excellent customer service to our students and support our staff through outstanding administration, organisational and communication skills and undertake secondary school liaison and general marketing tasks.


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Qualifications and experience in an office administration/student enrolments role
  • A tertiary qualification in marketing or a related discipline along with experience in the marketing field
  • Proven competence with the Microsoft suite of programmes
  • Excel skills with quick data input and analytical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of databases
  • Effective organisational/time management skills
  • Ability and desire to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Excellent command of the English language and creative writing skills

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in the work place and be comfortable working in a culturally diverse and inclusive student environment and be able to undertake occasional travel within New Zealand, sometimes overnight.

You must have the right to work in New Zealand to apply for this position.

For a job description and application form please contact Human Resources.

Applications close Monday 25 January 2021


An exciting opportunity has arisen at SIT (Southern Institute of Technology Limited) for an Instructional Designer who will develop engaging and innovative learning solutions to make a genuine difference in our students' learning experience. This role will also work with academic staff to deliver transformative learning, designed and developed using evidence-based best practices.

In this role you will help ensure SIT delivers quality, learner-centric digital materials across a wide range of programmes which are delivered in-person, online/distance or blended modes.

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • a passion for leveraging technology to enhance student experience and outcomes
  • experience with Learning Management Systems and/or development of interactive digital educational material
  • able to identify and implement best practice in online and blended learning contexts.
  • understanding of UX (User Experience) principles
  • technical skills in web front end development such as HTML and CSS, and some experience with VR/XR development
  • ability to articulate the learning design process and work collaboratively with academic staff to create exceptional digital learning materials

The successful applicant will have a qualification or equivalent experience in instructional design (or related fields such as training or education), ideally also the NZ Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education, and proven experience in course design and development with an understanding of the importance of Te Ao Māori and utilisation of Māori pedagogies when designing for learning.

Key responsibilities will be to:

  • Work with subject matter experts in the creation of engaging learning activities and compelling course content.
  • Apply tested instructional design theories, practices, and methods
  • Aid in increasing organisational competency with learning material development and make recommendations for improvements in online course design.

If you are innovative, enthusiastic, and committed to building engagement and driving learning design solutions, then we would like to hear from you.

SIT has campuses in Invercargill, Queenstown, Telford, Christchurch and Auckland, as well as a large and respected distance learning Faculty (SIT2LRN). Our main campus is located in Invercargill, the major centre of the Southland region, which has a strong sense of manaakitanga and a united, inclusive and increasingly diverse community. Living in Southland offers an unrivalled lifestyle including next to no commute times, affordable housing, great educational opportunities, extensive outdoor recreation access, and is on the doorstep of some of New Zealand’s most iconic locations such as Milford Sound, Queenstown, the Catlins, and Rakiura/Stewart Island.

For a job description and application form please contact Human Resources.

Applications close Monday 25 January 2021


Southern Institute of Technology Limited is seeking a qualified and registered Early Childhood teacher to join our Early Childhood team.

This position is for a minimum of 28 hours per week rostered between 7.30am to 5.30pm, across 4 days. A first aid certificate is desirable along with enthusiasm, and above all passion and patience is a must!

Skills and attributes, we are seeking

  • Sound curriculum knowledge
  • Competence with learning stories, assessment and all forms of evaluation
  • Natural warmth and friendliness
  • Excellent communication and relationship skills
  • Ability to work in partnership with families
  • Organised, energetic and reliable

SIT’s Childcare Centre provides continued support and mentoring for teachers and has a strong focus on ongoing professional learning, reflective practice and teamwork. The successful applicant will need to hold a valid work visa or NZ residency/citizenship.

If this sounds like you, please contact Human Resources for a job description and application form.

Applications close Thursday 21 January 2021.

The Southern Institute of Technology is seeking expressions of interest from qualified individuals interested in providing practical tutoring workshops for the New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 3) proposed for second semester delivery.

If you are interested, please email a cover letter and CV

SIT is seeking applications for suitably qualified people to act as primary and secondary supervisors for our Master of Applied Management programme. Supervisors will provide guidance and assistance to students so that they may carry out their research and present their results to the best advantage.

To be successful in this role you would need to have skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Research Methodology
  • Human Resources
  • International Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Project Management
  • Business Communications
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance
  • Marketing

If you are interested in being considered for the above role please submit your CV and Cover Letter

SIT2LRN Distance Learning is a well-recognised provider of tertiary vocational training, offering a comprehensive range of programmes that lead to formal qualifications. Our courses are internationally recognised NZQA accredited qualifications from certificates to Bachelor degrees and Masters qualifications, delivered online and completed by correspondence, wherever you are in the world. The main aim of the position is to support the distance learning students, to aid and support them on their learning journey.

We are currently taking registrations of interest from suitably qualified individuals in the areas of:

    Online Facilitators / Developers:
  • Horticulture
  • Health and Safety
  • Agriculture (including Agribusiness)
  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Research Supervision (must have Masters of higher qualification
  • Environmental Management
  • Applied Management (includes Event Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management)
  • Communications (e.g. media, crisis, change)
  • Local Government (e.g. policy, operations)
  • Public Relations
  • New Zealand Society
  • Tourism and Travel
  • Project Management
  • Numeracy and Literacy
  • Globalisation and International Marketing
  • Landscape Design
  • Sustainable Primary Production
    Face to Face provision at Invercargill, Christchurch or Auckland Campus
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Quality Management
  • Operations Management
  • Health & Safety
  • Project Management

To register your interest in these potential opportunities, please email your covering letter and CV. All applicants should have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work visa.

SIT is seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced people to undertake primary and secondary thesis supervision within our Masters of Information Technology programme.
    To be successful in this role you would need to have skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Energy Optimisation in Cloud Computing
  • IoT Security
  • Impact of playing game/IT and Gaming Effect on People
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data mining
  • Mobile Applications Development

If you are interested in being considered for the above role please submit your CV