Ara Institute of Canterbury and Te Pūkenga
Ara is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga).
From 1 November 2022, all references to Ara or Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd on this website (and any documentation linked through this website) need to be read as references to Te Pūkenga and its Ara business division.
Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and the arranging training activities of certain Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network. This will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.
Existing Ara ākonga (learners) will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga automatically in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.
Learners should note that all programmes offered across Te Pūkenga are under review to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry and may be changed. Where there are changes to programmes that you have applied to enrol in, you will be notified of these changes.