New Zealand School of Tourism is part of New Education Group, New Zealand’s leading independent provider of vocational training. We are New Zealand's largest private tertiary establishment that specialises in training programmes for the airline, travel and tourism industries.The New Zealand School of Tourism Ltd (trading as New Zealand School of Tourism) started as Travel Careers & Training in 1985 with one campus in Wellington. Several years later they opened a second campus in Auckland before purchasing Sir George Seymour College in 2006. This gave the company seven campuses and it has since grown to eight campuses throughout New Zealand.
In 2015 the two brands rebranded to become The New Zealand School of Tourism.They are a Category One provider having gained the highest outcome from NZQA with a Highly Confident in Educational Performance and Highly Confident in Self Assessment.
All courses are New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) approved and students are eligible to apply for Government Student Loans and Allowances.
OUR BRAND STORY
We’re a big thinker, quick thinker, fast mover, first mover; an innovator, hungry, vibrant, vigorous, daring and grounded. This isn’t a list. It’s who we are and how we do things. We’re not so much a glass half full, but a cup that runneth over, with ideas, energy and goodwill. Students are our reason for being. They give as much to us as we give to them. We want to be a power for good and develop students who are totally primed for the job market. But we can’t do any of this by ourselves. The roles of parents and schools are vital. The industry is our ‘other half’. A partnership based on professional respect, mutual alignment and common goals. The senses are important to us. Common sense, a sense of community, a sense of purpose and a sense of destiny. We believe that fortune favours the brave. We believe that fun and formality are different sides of the same coin. We believe that the best teams have an unbreakable bond. And what does all this mean? We are the ultimate, educational entrepreneurs.
NEW EDUCATION GROUP
New world. New opportunities. New Education Group.
In a world that’s constantly changing, it pays to keep a close eye on the future. At New Education Group we offer an innovative and dynamic range of study courses in Creative Industries and Information Technology, Tourism, Hospitality, Business, Trades and Services.
We deliver the latest skills, the most industry-relevant qualifications and the very best employment support - it’s our job is to make sure every one of our students graduates work ready and world ready.
At New Education Group our goal is the same as yours. We’re here to help you take on the world.
OUR COLLEGES AT A GLANCE
WHO ARE WE?
New Education Group is not your regular group of vocational colleges! All our providers are Category 1 - NZQA’s highest possible ranking. That makes us the largest collection of Category 1 schools in the country. We are also part of the ACG Education Group, New Zealand’s leading independent provider of educational services.
New Education Group has 24 dynamic campuses, each specialising in training for distinct, high-demand industries. Our practical programmes are developed with industry consultation, to ensure students graduate with the skills today’s employers want. Our tutors come direct from the industries they teach, classes are small, and the learning environment is fun and supportive. Each of our fit-for-purpose campuses features niche authentic training environments, enabling students to master practical skills for their chosen professions.
Sustainable employment is the ultimate goal. Employment skills are embedded into our programmes and many courses include work experience opportunities or internships. Our Careers teams and campus staff provide free employment support to students and graduates, and we have an extensive network of industry partnerships. Our students gain the right skills and the most industry-relevant qualifications – and we place eighty percent of them into careers each year!
At New Education Group we empower our students to carve their own paths in today’s rapidly changing world.