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Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) is a government-funded tertiary education institution, offering a wide range of high quality NZQA-approved practical and vocational learning opportunities.

It  is a selection of campuses spread across New Zealand offering many different courses in tertiary education. The main campus is based in Greymouth on the West Coast region of New Zealand, but also incorporates the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand (MAINZ) in Auckland and Christchurch; and the Training for Industry Centres also in Auckland and Christchurch.

Specialist campuses are also located at Auckland, Palmerston North, Hamilton, Christchurch, Reefton, Wanaka, Invercargill and Westport.

At TPP it  takes a people-centred approach to learning. The  tutors are experts in their respective fields, maintain excellent industry connections and are passionate about teaching. The  campus staff and tutors are always available to offer advice and support. . The  students achieve success, both in their studies and in finding employment after graduation.

It  works closely with industry to ensure their programmes are responsive to industry needs and offer a competitive employment advantage. They  believe in the value of life-long learning and many of their programmes can also be used as a pathway to further education or training.


Certificate at Level 3                              General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5

Certificate at Level 4                              General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5

Certificate or Diploma at Level 5          Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5

Certificate or Diploma at Level 6 or 7 Degree at Level 7 Graduate Certificate or Diploma at Level 7

           Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5

Diploma level programmes equivalent to New Zealand NCEA Level 2 (Year 12) or equivalent

Higher Secondary Certificate with passes of 60% in each subject

Bachelor degree level programmes equivalent to New Zealand NCEA Level 3 (Year 13) or equivalent

All India Senior School Certificate or equivalent, with passes of 75% in each subject

New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Vehicle, Machinery and Infrastructure)

Certificate in Jade and Hard Stone Carving

National Certificate in Computing

National Certificate in Business Administration & Computing

Certificate in Information and Communications Technology

Certificate in Marketing

Certificate in Human Resource Management

National Certificate in Drilling Non-hydrocarbon (Driller's Assistant) (Level 2

Certificate in Pre-Health & Science

Certificate in DJ and Electronic Music Production

Certificate in Live Sound and Event Production

Certificate in Contemporary Music Performance

Certificate in Audio Engineering and Music Production

Certificate in Outdoor Education

Certificate in Ski Patrol

New Zealand Certificate in Tourism

Certificate in Automotive Engineering

Certificate in Carpentry (Residential and Commercial)

Certificate in Engineering (Fitting and Turning)

Certificate in Steam-Powered Vehicles

Diploma in Jade and Hard Stone Carving

Diploma in Information and Communications Technology

New Zealand Diploma in Business / NZIM Diploma in Management

National Diploma in Business

Diploma in Music and Event Management

Diploma in Outdoor Instruction and Guiding

Bachelor of Musical Arts  

Bachelor of Business and Enterprise

Bachelor of Audio Engineering and Production (BAEP)

Graduate Diploma in Business and Enterprise

Students come from far and wide to study at TPP and many choose to stay at Tai Poutini Village,  hostel accommodation located next to the Greymouth campus and near the town centre.  The hostel offers 58 individual rooms in six units. Each unit has a shared common room (with television), bathroom and kitchen. All units are supplied with king single beds, furnishings, a fridge/freezer, microwave and basic cooking equipment. Coin-operated washing machines and dryers are also available.

In Greymouth Tai Poutini Polytechnic has a range of accommodation sites within close walking distance of the main campus and situated only 600 meters from the downtown shopping centre. Private board and rental accommodation is also available close to the campus.

In Auckland and Christchurch there is numerous accommodation options available and help can be provided if  needed. In Wanaka students normally share rental accommodation, which is readily available.

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Starts from 19,500 NZ$


It is difficult to suggest to you exactly how much money you will need to support yourself, as each person's circumstances will be different. We recommend that you budget to cover other costs, including accommodation, food, transport and social activities. But a minimum of 15,500 NZ$ is estimated cost for a yearly expenses



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73-87 Tainui Street Greymouth 7840 West Coast

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