Ara Institute of Canterbury Limited
Ara Institute of Canterbury was formed in 2016 when CPIT and Aoraki Polytechnic joined forces to create the largest provider of vocational and tertiary education in the South Island of New Zealand. Ara provides a personalised learning experience, one that is flexible and respectful of its students' educational needs and career goals. The institute helps students to succeed with their studies and make the most of the time they spend living in New Zealand.
Students will enjoy classes with a low student-to-staff ratio and easy access to its impressive purpose-built facilities. The focus is always on balancing theory with practical learning to ensure students are work-ready when they graduate. A government-owned, NZQA category 1 institution, Ara has excellent facilities at campuses in Christchurch, Timaru, Ashburton and Oamaru. The institute offers more than 150 internationally recognised degrees and postgraduate qualifications in a wide range of subjects.
Ara Institute of Canterbury have six campuses throughout the South Island. The Madras street campus is on the fringe of Christchurch?s CBD and within easy walking distance of shops, cafes, supermarkets, entertainment venues, parks and other attractions. It is Ara?s largest campus and is well serviced by public transport, and is just five minutes from the city?s main bus exchange. In addition to modern, purpose designed facilities, it also has a recreation centre, gym, health centre, a bookshop and a number of on-site cafes.
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