Their distinctive role is to provide skills for employment and social development. The key is to ensure that our courses and programmes provide real linkages to employment or future training at higher levels - and more importantly, meet your needs.

If you are looking for something different and unique, then check out the wide range of high quality programmes offered by Tai Poutini Polytechnic. It is now able to offer something for almost everyone.

Tai Poutini Polytechnic is an exciting and vibrant place, able to help you on the path to gaining a really useful qualification.

TPP offers a range of high quality programmes designed to give its students a great start. TPP is a Government guaranteed tertiary education provider.

The programmes are practical, have strong industry support and lead to many exciting career opportunities. From music to the culinary arts, jade carving, outdoor education and business studies, you’re sure to find inspiration at TPP.

Student support:

TPP is committed to providing a valuable learning experience to its international students. Its staff will assist you when you need advice, or act on your behalf. They provide information about entry requirements and application status, student visa renewal, tuition fees, orientation and support throughout the year, activities and groups, counselling services, accommodation, travel and health insurance … in fact, just about anything you can think of. These services cost you nothing, they are offered free of charge.

Code of Practice

TPP has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Copies of the Code are available from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at www.minedu.govt.nz/international.


Full details of immigration requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements, are available from Immigration New Zealand and can be viewed on their website at www.immigration.govt.nz.

Eligibility for health services

Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical 
treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health and can be viewed on their website at www.moh.govt.nz.

Accident insurance

The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at www.acc.co.nz.

Medical and travel insurance

TPP pays medical and travel insurance for its international students. This is part of our commitment to care for you. We want to be sure you have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand

Refund policy

If for any reason you decide you don’t want to study with TPP, you must withdraw from your chosen programme in writing.

·         If you withdraw prior to the programme start date, you will be charged NZ$500 for administration costs and be eligible to receive a refund of 80% of tuition fees. 

·         If you withdraw within the first 10 calendar days of the programme start date, you will be charged NZ$500 for administration 

·         Costs and be eligible to receive a refund of 50% of tuition fees.

·         If you withdraw after 10 calendar days, you will not be eligible for a refund. 

·         In certain circumstances a case for compassionate consideration for a refund can be made to the Chief Executive

They offer a wide range of practical programmes, with a focus on vocational education and applied skills. All Tai Poutini Polytechnic programmes have New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) approval and are designed to give you a strong foundation in your chosen career.

The tutors are passionate about teaching and keen to share their skills and experience. They are all experts in their field and maintain strong industry networks and connections. The students achieve success, both in their studies and in finding employment after graduation. 

They aspire for comfort for their associates-"We want you to enjoy your New Zealand experience. Our friendly and approachable campus staff and tutors are available to offer advice and support. We are proud of our record of excellent pastoral care."

TPP offers a wide range of high quality practical and vocational learning opportunities. The programmes are responsive to industry needs, offer a competitive employment advantage and can be used as a pathway to further education or training. They focus on personal, social and economic development.


Our Locations
  • Auckland
    92 Ascot Rd, Mangere, Auckland 2022, New Zealand, https://tpp.ac.nz/