Private Training


Private training establishments (PTEs) are operated by a wide range of companies, trusts and other entities, and offer post-school education or vocational training. The can provide you with job-specific training for a career of your choice.
They offer all sorts of tertiary study and training, including industry training, professional qualifications, degrees and postgraduate study. 
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Types of study and training

At a PTE, you can undertake:

  • Industry training
  • Certificates and diplomas at Levels 1 to 6
  • New Zealand Apprenticeships
  • Degrees at Level 7
  • Postgraduate qualifications at Levels 7 to 10.

Many PTEs offer short programmes with several start dates in a year, so you can pick up study or training when it suits you.

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What you can study at a PTE

PTEs offer many different subject, for example:

  • Aviation
  • Computing
  • Design
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Electrical engineering
  • English language
  • Hairdressing
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Hospitality
  • Management
  • Performing arts
  • Religious studies.

Find a PTE

You can find a directory of PTEs in Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga and other parts on New Zealand on the Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao website.