Qualifications – General Explanation In New Zealand
New Zealand’s quality of education produces qualifications that are recognised around the world.
At language school
As well as preparing for TOEFL / IELTS tests, you can also take business and professional qualifications such as: International Air Transport Association (IATA); Universal Federation of Travel Agents Associations (UFTAA); Aviation, Tourism and Travel Training Organisation (ATTTO); City and Guilds International and Pitman qualifications.
You may be able to credit some of these courses towards qualifications at other New Zealand institutions.
At Tertiary Institutions
A university bachelor degree usually takes 3 to 4 years. Most degree structures give you the opportunity of combining your “major” subject with “minor” subjects. After that, you can take post-graduate qualifications such as a Graduate Diploma, Master Degree or Doctorate. A master’s degree requires more demanding and intensive study and includes supervised research.
Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics also allow you to study for a certificate, diploma or degree. These institutions offer more practical and vocational courses with input from the relevant industry.
Colleges of Education offer degrees in education combined with study leading to registration as a teacher.