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Tai Poutini Polytechnic

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About Tai Poutini Polytechnic:

Tai Poutini Polytechnic is public tertiary education institute in New Zealand which provides quality, relevant and practical education to more than 6000 students every year. They offer many relevant courses which prepare graduates for their careers. tpp2 - TPP- Tai Poutini Polytechnic InstituteAlso, the institute has its main campus in Greymouth and specialist campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North, Hamilton, Christchurch, Reefton, Wanaka, Invercargill, and Westport. It also has a good student: staff ratio which makes seeking guidance easy.

It also offers a learning support which is free and confidential for Tai Poutini students. They offer help in various fields for international students which provides a healthy and coming-together learning environment.

Established in 1989, TPP has been developing budding individuals and aims at training individuals to get them into real jobs so they work closely with employers and industries to enhance the development of West Coast. Also, TPP specializes in Coast Training. Other than coastal training, TPP also offers on-site training at various locations for Emergency Management, Ski Patrol Training, and Industrial Training.

Why New Zealand?

There are many reasons which make NZ a preferable choice. Some of them being a welcoming community, work opportunities, stability of people & life and the most important of all, educational system.

The educational system is one of the best because:

  • British-based education is offered for a percentage of the cost.
  • Hosts some of the top universities of the world.
  • Tuition is some of the lowest in the world.
  • Degrees are accepted and recognized all over the world as being practical and up-to-date.
  • High quality, hands-on education which you deserve, is offered.
  • The faculty is highly experienced and has a lot of expertise which helps international students succeeding in their programs.


Tai Poutini Polytechnic imparts guidance and its courses on 6 different campuses.

TPP Greymouth:

Tai Poutini Polytechnic Greymouth is situated near West Coast which offers a host of lifestyle and outdoor attractions. West Coast is a hub to many sites that attract attention and hence makes Tai Poutini Polytechnic Greymouth’s location a preferable one.

TPP Christchurch:

Tai Poutini Polytechnic Christchurch is the home to Scaffolding, Ropes and Civil training.

Tai Poutini Polytechnic Reefton

TPP Auckland:

Equipped with best facilities, Tai Poutini Polytechnic Auckland offers a wonderful learning experience for the students.

tpp5 - TPP- Tai Poutini Polytechnic InstituteTPP Wanaka:

Tai Poutini Polytechnic Wanaka offers the special programme in ski courses. It also has a unique on-snow classroom which hence provides the best possible training environment. Situated in Treble Stone, TPP Wanaka offers the ideal learning experience as Treble Cone has the perfect terrain for training purposes.


TPP Westport:

Tai Poutini Polytechnic Westport has a wonderful location being amidst the business industry thus creating wonderful employment opportunities and learning experience.

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Ranking of Tai Poutini Polytechnic Institute:

TPP has ranked among the top institutes in the country of New Zealand (33).

World: 13571

Continental: 141

*This data is as per the rankings of 2017 – Webometrics.

Eligibility for International Admissions in Tai Poutini Polytechnic:

It requires a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 (Certificate courses)/6 (Diploma courses) (depending on the course) for international students.

Country NCEA Level 2/Diploma NCEA Level 3/Degree


Bachillerato Especializado

One year at a tertiary level


Successful completion of year 12

Year 12 with minimum ATAR score of 69.6


Higher Secondary Certificate 60% average

Two years at tertiary level


3rd Year of second level

Two years at tertiary level

Chile (PRC)

Licencia de Education Media or Prueba des Aptitud Academia

Two years at tertiary level


High School Diploma

Successful completion of 1 year at a recognized University


Fiji School Leaving Certificate

Fiji 7th Form Certificate or USP Foundation


Mittlere Reife/ Realschulabschluss

Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife oder Abitur (a pass in 4 subjects)

Hong Kong

H.K Certificate of Education


Diploma of Secondary Education with 3 passes at Level 4 including English


Higher Secondary Certificate (Standard XII)

All India Senior School Leaving Certificate (60% average)


SMU 7.0 or  Year 3

One Year at University or SMU (average of 8.5)


Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate

High School Diploma with B Average or One Year at tertiary level


High School Diploma

Junior College Diploma or High School Diploma B Average


SPM or Chinese unified exams

STPM (3 passes) or MICSS (15 points at 6 subjects)


Successful completion of qualification equivalent to New Zealand Year 12

One Year at tertiary level


Proficiency certificate 65%

Proficiency Certificate 80%


HAVO Diploma

VWO Diploma

Pacific Islands

PPSC (Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate)

Completion of Year 13 or Foundation programmes of USP


Higher Secondary School Certificate 60%

One Year at tertiary level

Papua New Guinea High School Certificate 55% Foundation Year or One Year at tertiary level


National College Entrance Exam

Minimum of 2 years Bachelor Degree


Certificate of Secondary Education or Certificate of Maturity

One Year at tertiary level


Completion of High School

One Year at tertiary level

Saudi Arabia

General Secondary Education Certificate 60%

One Year at tertiary level


GCE O Level in 4 subjects

GCE A Level – 3 passes, 1 at ‘C’ grade or better

Sri Lanka

GCE O Levels

GCE A Levels – 3 passes

South Korea

High School Diploma

High School Diploma –

‘B’ Average


Slutbetyg (upper grades)

Avgangsbetyg average 2.3


Certificate of Proficiency

Maturity Certificate

Taiwan ROC

Senior High School Leaving Certificate

High School ‘B’ Average or One Year at tertiary level


Matayom 6 – grade point average of 2.5

Matayom 80% of grades at Level 4 / GPA of 2.5 or higher/One Year at tertiary level


Completion of Year 12 (6th Form)

Successful completion of Year 13 (7th Form)

United Arab Emirates

Tawajihyya (Secondary School Certificate 70% or better

One Year at tertiary level

United Kingdom

GCSE (higher grades) for admission to University in the UK

Successful completion of GCE A Levels – 3 C’s or better


High School Graduation Certificate or High School Diploma

One year’s study at College with a B Average


High School Diploma or Universal graduation with grade 7/10 or 30/40

One Year at tertiary level


Courses Offered:

TPP offers many courses (mainstream and specialist) to choose from. They offer options in Agriculture, Arts and carving, Automotive and engineering, Business and IT, Chef and hospitality, Civil and Mining, Community education, Emergency management and search and rescue, health and beauty, Industry training, Outdoor education and ski patrol, Tourism, and Trades. Specialist outdoor programmes are well located in the South Island and carving courses are especially undertaken to make the most of Te Wai Pounamu, the source of coast jade.

Specialist programmes are offered for outdoor education programmes such as ski patrol in the South Island which attracts people from all over New Zealand. TPP also offers special courses in jade carving which are unique to Aotearoa New Zealand.

Fee Structure:

Course Duration Fees
Any 0.5 year  NZD 9,750
  1-year NZD 19,500
  2 years (1st year) NZD 19,500
  2 years (2nd year) NZD 18,000


Scholarships at TPP:

Awards and Scholarships:

  • Allan Beaumont Student Award
    This Award of $1,500 is made annually to a student from the West Coast region enrolled, or preparing to enroll, on a full-time programme at one of TPP’s West Coast campuses.  The purpose of this Award is to assist second-chance students to gain access to tertiary education.
  • Cave Creek Student Memorial Scholarships
    The Cave Creek Student Memorial Fund was established to honor the 13 TPP Outdoor Recreation students who lost their lives when a viewing platform collapsed at Cave Creek on the West Coast on 28 April 1995.
  • South Westland Community Activities Trust Attendance Assistance Awards
    Four awards of up to $800 each will be made to students enrolled or preparing to enroll, at the Greymouth Campus on a full-time programme of at least 17 weeks duration. The awards are made solely to assist with costs associated in attending a programme of study at the Greymouth Campus.
  • South Westland Community Activities Trust Entrance Awards
    Two awards of up to $1,500 each will be made to students enrolled or preparing to enroll, at the Greymouth Campus on a full-time programme of at least 17 weeks duration. The awards are made solely to assist with programme fees and will take the form of a credit/refund against programme fees invoice.
  • Tai Poutini Polytechnic West Coast Schools Awards
    Each year Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) proposes to offer a number of awards to students from West Coast secondary schools who demonstrate goal setting and passion in any of the programmes on offer at TPP.
  • West Coast Trades Academy Training Scholarship
    The West Coast Trades Academy Training Scholarships are sponsored by Tai Poutini Polytechnic and provide two fees-free places for West Coast Trades Academy students to attend Tai Poutini Polytechnic in 2018.

Class/Excellence Awards

External Awards and Scholarship:

  • New Zealand’s Most Prestigious Student Jade Carving Award
  • AMP Scholarship
  • Runanga District Education Trust
  • givME Generosity New Zealand.

What makes Tai Poutini Polytechnic a preferable choice?

tpp3 - TPP- Tai Poutini Polytechnic InstituteNot only TPP offers a wide range and a broad array of courses to choose from but also gives a good exposure in terms of experience, knowledge and work opportunities. The faculty and staff are also very supportive and a nurturing and encouraging learning environment is created which helps students to learn better and excel. Tai Poutini Polytechnic is now noted as the fastest growing polytechnics in New Zealand. Also, their special courses attract the attention of students from all over the globe.

They provide the best-in-field hands-on learning and training experience.

Contact Tai Poutini Polytechnic:

Reach TPP via-


  • TPP Auckland: (09) 254 4541, 0800 800 411
  • TPP Christchurch: (03) 381 6357, 0800 800 411
  • TPP Greymouth (Head Office): (03) 769 9400, 0800 800 411
  • TPP Reefton: 0800 800 411
  • TPP Wanaka: (03) 443 4192, 0800 800 411
  • TPP Westport: (03) 789 5360, 0800 800 411

Email: info@tpp.ac.nz

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TaiPoutiniPolytechnic?fref=ts

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/taipoutinipolytech

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For more information, visit the institute’s website: http://www.tpp.ac.nz/

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