Ara Institute of Canterbury
Ara Institute of Canterbury is a vibrant, progressive, government funded tertiary institute providing world class, tertiary level education throughout the Canterbury and Waitaki region. It was created in 2016 when education providers CPIT and Aoraki Polytechnic merged, bringing together two well-established organisations and over 200 years of collective experience and success.
The talented staff, innovative business collaborators and supportive community partners are passionate about the role they play in students' success. Together, the institute is committed to equipping every student with the industry-relevant knowledge, skills and experience they need to get the job they want and to excel in it. It’s learning models and course content continually evolve to respond to industry and regional needs. To ensure the students have real-world experience, Ara offers an ever-expanding array of workplace training opportunities, internships, apprenticeships and partnerships with industry. And to meet demand for flexible study options, it offers an increasing range of online, blended delivery and part time programmes.
Ara Institute of Canterbury have five campuses throughout the South Island. It offers nationally recognised and highly regarded certificates, diplomas, degrees and graduate qualifications.
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