VOCATIONAL EDUCATION REFORM

It is ‘business as usual’ at the Southern Institute of Technology, Music & Audio Institute of New Zealand (MAINZ) and Telford Campus for 2020, 2021 and 2022.

 

  STUDENTS CAN STILL ENROL

SIT is still accepting enrolments any of our certificate, diploma, bachelor or postgraduate programmes. Whichever programme you enrol into you will be able to finish.
 

 SIT ZERO FEES SCHEME

SIT’s Zero Fees Scheme will be available till 2022 and potentially beyond.

 

 ACCOMMODATION BURSARY

The Sir Mayor Tim Shadbolt Accommodation Bursaries will still be available for students at the SIT Invercargill Campus.

 

✓ SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships will still be available at SIT.

 

✓ INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ENROLMENT

International Students will still be able to enrol at SIT.

 

What will change?

From 1 April 2020, the new national institute will be established, acting as a parent body of which SIT will be a subsidiary.  However, SIT will continue under our existing brand, locations, staffing management etc.

 

Why is it changing?

On the 1 August 2019, The Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins, announced the Government’s decisions on the Reform of Vocational Education.

The reform’s aim is to create a strong, unified, sustainable system for all vocation education providers that deliver the skills that learners, employers and communities need to thrive.

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