Southern Institute of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT), 1971, is one of New Zealand’s premier institutes of technology located in South Island. It is also renowned for the quality of its facilities and equipment. SIT has several campuses around Invercargill (SIT Tay Street, Downtown and SIT Sound) with other campuses located in Queenstown, Gore, Telford, Christchurch and Auckland. In 2018 SIT acquired MAINZ, the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand, and operates MAINZ campuses in Auckland and Christchurch. A new campus, the SIT Creative Centre will open in 2020, on the site of the historic St Johns Church. SIT has strong links with a range of community organizations, including local councils, iwi, trusts, government agencies, businesses and other organizations. It also has active relationships with Venture Southland, the region’s economic development agency, and the Southland Chamber of Commerce which graduates use during job search.
SIT offers over 200 programmes in a range of academic, technical and professional subjects at postgraduate, graduate, bachelor, diploma and certificate levels. SIT is a member of the International Association of Universities. SIT has vast resources available to its students such as its library has more than 25,000 books, 750,000 E-books, multiple online databases, and also magazines, DVDs and novels. Additional services include multi-function printers, wireless internet access and more than 20 computers for student use.

Area of Study

  • Creative Industries
  • Hospitality , Hotel and Travel
  • Business, Commerce & Management
  • Health, Sciences, sports & wellbeing
  • Agriculture, Environmental & Life Sciences
  • Trades & Technology
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Information & Technology


  • Affordable tuition fees
  • 20% scholarship to international students
  • Excellent student support via community links
  • Wide range of locations


Feb, July.

Multiple intakes for Business, Hospitality, and IT courses

Fee Ranges

NZD 14,000 - 19,000

Auckland , Christchurch , Invercargill , Queenstown

Institution Type: Institute of Technology and Polytechnic