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 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.