Ara Institute of Canterbury
Offering quality tertiary education since 1901, Ara Institute of Canterbury empowers students to build their future. As the second largest institute of technology in New Zealand, Ara provides a wide range of practical vocational courses along with applied degrees in areas including sciences, arts, business, computing, engineering, and more.
Industry partnerships ensure the curriculum meets the evolving needs of employers. Students gain real-world experience through internships, work placements, and solving actual business challenges.
With campuses across Christchurch, state-of-the-art facilities and small class sizes enable impactful learning. Supportive student communities allow individuals to grow.
Ara graduates are work-ready citizens equipped to make a positive difference with their skills and knowledge. They gain globally recognised and locally valued qualifications to build meaningful careers in today’s rapidly changing world.