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Ara Institute of Canterbury have five campuses throughout the South Island. We offer nationally recognised and highly regarded certificates, diplomas, degrees and graduate qualifications.
Ara specialises in applied tertiary training. Subject choices include business, engineering, architecture, nursing, creative arts, hospitality, computing, science, languages, outdoor education, broadcasting and primary industries. Programmes range from Level 1 to Level 9. The institute works closely with industry to ensure students have relevant skills for employment, and have a wide range of work placement opportunities.
Our talented staff, innovative business collaborators and supportive community partners are passionate about the role they play in our students' success. Together, we're 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.
Our learning models and course content continually evolve to respond to industry and regional needs. To ensure our students have real-world experience, we offer an ever-expanding array of workplace training opportunities, internships, apprenticeships and partnerships with industry. And to meet demand for flexible study options, we offer an increasing range of online, blended delivery and part time programmes.
These measures, combined with a low student-to-tutor ratio and comprehensive support services, ensure our students thrive in an inclusive, nurturing, flexible and technology-enhanced study environment where meaningful learning experiences are the norm. And it means that when they head out into the world, our graduates are work-ready and equipped with internationally-relevant qualifications, valuable industry connections and skills that will enable them to contribute to a fast-changing world.
Achieving your goals and experiencing the essence of student life can be both exciting and challenging. Our support services are devoted to helping you enjoy all the benefits of being a student.
Our support services staff can help you with everything from enrolment to accommodation advice through to learning support and choosing your career. You'll also find plenty of opportunities to socialise with several cafes and outstanding recreation facilities on campus.
We have two early learning centres (one bilingual), caring for your children up to the age of five years old. With cafes onsite and access to our training restaurant and deli cafe you will be spoilt for choice with what is on offer to eat at Ara. Get fit or unwind at our recreation centre. For your specific fitness needs, check out The Zone to get the results you want to achieve.
Our Careers & Employment team provides free advice to current and prospective students, as well as our graduates. We can help you with:
Christchurch is a large New Zealand city and offers many accommodation options. Students may decide to go flatting, private board or live in homestay accommodation with a Christchurch family. Our Ōtautahi House offers apartment style accommodation with other students in a flat share right across the road from our Christchurch - Madras Street campus.