NorthTec - Whangarei Campus

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NorthTec - Whangarei Campus

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  • Updated On: Mar 30,2023 05:32 PM IST

NorthTec - Whangarei Campus Overview

NorthTec is the only Northland-based Tertiary Education Institute (TEI) that provides programmes ranging from foundation, certificate, diploma and degree levels.

Working closely with local and national industries, NorthTec provides practical, quality training that meets Northland’s needs. NorthTec has campuses and learning centres in Whangarei, Kaikohe, Kaitaia, Kerikeri, Dargaville and Auckland. NorthTec also has over 60 community-based delivery points as well as online learning options. 

NorthTec transforming lives right here in Northland so whether you imagine yourself as a chef, a nurse, or dream of getting a job in a trade, check out our over 100 programmes and enrol now for a brighter future.

Originally opened as the Northland Community College in 1978, with a staff of ten tutors, the college was hailed as "a significant centre for learning and an administrative centre for courses to be run in the wider community." In 1987 Northland Community College changed its name to Northland Polytechnic [Tai Tokerau Wananga] and to NorthTec [Tai Tokerau Wananga] in June 2006. On 1 April 2020, Northland Polytechnic Limited (NorthTec) became part of Te P?kenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology.

NorthTec - Whangarei Campus
NorthTec's main campus is located in the city of Whangarei, New Zealand. Whangarei, Northland's largest centre, lives up to its name of ‘cherished harbour’ as you sit at one of its quayside cafes and restaurants watching the many international yachts moored in the Town Basin Marina. Or you could head out to the seemingly endless beaches of the Tutukaka Coast on the Pacific for a leisurely cruise taking in the breathtaking seascapes or explore the Poor Knights marine reserve, one of the world’s top 10 dive sports.

Whangarei’s sub-tropical climate, stunning coastline, relaxed lifestyle and relatively low cost of living have been attracting a diverse group of people from around the world to add to its population of around 70,000. You will hear many different languages spoken from German, Dutch and French to Japanese, Mandarin or Hindi while sampling the fresh local produce at the Saturday market or admiring the wares at the arts and crafts fairs.

Whangarei is only a 2-hour drive from Auckland with a regular bus service providing a safe and cost-effective link between the two cities.

  • A good variety of different accommodation types is available to international students in Whangarei ranging from hostels and rental flats to homestays with local families – an excellent way to improve your English and experience the New Zealand way of life.
  • The cost of living in Whangarei is much lower than in Auckland or other major cities.
  • As a smaller city, Whangarei is compact enough to make it relatively easy to get around by walking, cycling or using a local bus service. There is also considerably less traffic on the roads here than in Auckland.
  • The warm Northland climate means lower heating costs over the winter, while it’s also ideal for many outdoor activities throughout the year.
  • Northland is one of the top holiday destinations in New Zealand because of its warm climate and natural beauty.
  • Whangarei has a vibrant city life with a good variety of retail outlets, restaurants, bars and night clubs, as well as an active international community from Europe, the US and Canada, Asia and the Middle East.

NZD 11200-22700


NZD 17000-28250


University Facts

Established in 1978

Programmes 16 Available

NorthTec - Whangarei Campus Admission Requirement

The following requirements must be fulfilled to get admitted to NorthTec

  • International students are considered on a case-by-case basis. There can be some additional requirements, depending on the program you are applying to.
  • Students are required to submit their original transcripts from their last attended academic institutions. If they are not in English, then submit the translated copies of the same along with the originals.
  • Applicants must be 18 years old at the time of the beginning of the course.
  • You need to submit your English language proficiency test scores if you are coming from a non-English speaking country.

Please note: If you are not a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident of New Zealand, you must obtain a valid study permit before you come to New Zealand.

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NorthTec - Whangarei Campus All Programs(16)

NorthTec - Whangarei Campus Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Approximate Tuition Fee Per Year

11200 - 22700 Per year

NorthTec - Whangarei Campus Undergraduate Tuition Fee (NZD)

17000 - 28250 Per year

NorthTec - Whangarei Campus Graduate Tuition Fee (NZD)

NZD 19488Average Tuition Fee

NZD 0Living Cost

NorthTec - Whangarei Campus Features

  • Accomodation (On Campus)
  • Campus Security
  • Career Support
  • Food & Dining Sevices
  • Health Insurance
  • Internet Services
  • Internship & on-the-job training
  • IT Services Helpdesk
  • Library Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Parking and Transit
  • Recruitment Services
  • Scholarships and Awards
  • Social and Cultural Events
  • Student Club and Socities
  • Online learning Programs

NorthTec - Whangarei Campus Students

NorthTec offers Tkonga (student) support services (academic guidance) for both individuals and groups; pastoral care: professional and confidential health services, including access to health care, counselling services, and financial advice; an equity navigator and a library that provides an extensive range of services for your study and research in a relaxed and friendly environment

NorthTec - Whangarei Campus Map and Location

Level 10, Acrossia House, 155 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

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