New Zealand offers wide range of professional and vocational programs. Regarding level of qualification these programs are positioned after secondary education but below Bachelor studies.
VET programs are offered at 18 technical and polytechnic institutes (ITPs), at over 600 private colleges (PTEs) as well as at Wänanga institutions. They are designed to offer professional skills, qualifications and practical experience for working in professional jobs anywhere in the world.
The academic year in public institutions starts in February and July, while private institutions offer more intakes during the year.
VET programs in New Zealand depending on the level can last from 3 months up to 2 years.
Tuition fees depend on the study field and program as well as on the institution. Fees range from 10.000NZD up to 18.000NZD per year.
Enrollment conditions for some VET course in New Zealand are completed secondary education and passed IELTS test (average score depend on study field but in general required score is 5.5 or 6.0).