Waiariki Institute of Technology is the key tertiary provider in the Bay of Plenty. Located in one of New Zealand's most beautiful regions, the five campuses provide a tertiary education for between 6,000 and 10,000 New Zealand students, and approximately 1,300 international students.
RotoRoa – Mokoia campus
Mokoia, Waipa, Taupo, Tokoroa, Whakatane
Faculties: Agriculture, Art, Automotive, Business Administration, Business Management, Carpentry, Chinese Mandarin, Communications and writing, Computing, Early Childhood, Electrical, Engineering and Welding, English, Environmental Studies, Fashion, Forest Management, Forestry Operations, Foundation skills, Hair dressing and Beauty Therapy, Health Studies, Horticulture, Hospitality, Interior Design, Maori Studies, Music, Nursing, Occupational Health and Safety, Professional Cookery, Patisserie and Café Operations, Professional Mentoring, Social Work, Sport, Sport Turf Management, Teaching, Tourism Management, Tourism Operations, Wood Manufacturing
Waiariki Institute offers a high quality education that can lead toward a range of careers in such areas as agriculture, business, communications, early childhood education, forestry, hospitality, information technology (IT), Māori studies, nursing and health, sport management, and tourism.
Being situated in a region of such natural beauty provides plenty of opportunities to participate in activities including mountain biking, whitewater and flatwater kayaking, horseback-riding, hiking, soaking in hot pools, and bungy jumping.
The student population on Waiariki’s campuses is diverse. Students from many places such as India, South America, Japan, China, Fiji, Philippines, Nepal, Sri Lanka and others come to Waiariki for their tertiary education. The friendly, caring, professional staffs of Waiariki’s International Centre speak a number of languages, provide excellent pastoral care, and assist international students throughout their studies here.
With approximately 10,000 students studying at Waiariki at any given time, the Institute believes in creating an environment that is supportive and encourages social interaction. The campuses provide all the services and facilities needed to excel in studies such as Accommodation, Automotive Workshop, Banking, Free Bus Transport, Café, Cashier, Language Centres, Counselling, etc.
Waiariki is the key tertiary provider in the beautiful Bay of Plenty, centrally located on the North Island.
Waiariki is distinctly bicultural, with a holistic commitment to strengthening and supporting Māori and non-Māori students and staff. All new students and staff are formally welcomed to the institute during a traditional pohiri (Māori welcome ceremony), and Tangatarua Marae becomes an integral part of their Waiariki experience.
Waiariki Academy of Sport, modelled on New Zealand Academy of Sport, recognizes the talents of our young, local athletes and provides an environment where they can prioritize their sport while also gaining a valuable tertiary qualification. The academy has trained world-champion and Olympic athletes who compete around the globe.
Waiariki Academy of Singing and Music is similarly structured, providing guidance and support to young musicians while they study. A certificate and a diploma in music and performance are also offered.