Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

The Bay of Plenty Polytechnic has been based in Tauranga since 1982 and has close to 6,000 full and part time students who enjoy the great location and lifestyle on offer in the Bay of Plenty while earning top class qualifications. From May of 2016, the institution merged with the Rotorua-based Wairariki Polytechnic to provide a comprehensive service spanning the region. Together they are the Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

As potential students in 2017 and beyond, you will be enrolling into the Toi Ohomai Institute rather than into the Bay of Plenty or Wairariki Polytechnics.

More than 120 courses on offer plus the chance to go to further study

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology has expanded to be now offering over 120 full-time or short courses, these being delivered through four schools of study, the School of Applied Science, School of Applied Technology, School of Business Studies and the School of Design & Humanities.

These schools offer courses from bridging programmes to get you underway to degrees offered in partnership with other institutions such as the University of Waikato and AUT.

A number of these bridging programmes are free to study. Take a look at the other zero fees programmes offered through the Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

  • School of Applied Science - Applied Science programmes and courses: animal care, environmental management, horticulture, marine studies, maritime and aquaculture, and sport and recreation.
  • School of Applied Technology - programmes range from pre-employment courses for entry into apprenticeships, to certificates and diplomas in architectural technology, automotive, carpentry, construction, electrotechnology, engineering, law enforcement, road transport and welding.
  • School of Business Studies - The School of Business is based in the heart of Tauranga’s CBD in the Bongard Centre and offers a wide range of certificates, diploma and degree programmes in accounting, business administration, hospitality, information technology, legal studies, logistics, management, marketing, and travel and tourism.
  • School of Design & Humanities - Design division focuses on art, beauty, fashion, graphic design, music and radio, all based on growing creative talent. The Humanities division focuses on developing skills for the workplace and offers further education in adult teaching, early childhood education, health care, mental health, social work and work skills for the intellectually disabled.

The Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology's partnerships with other tertiary institutions mean you can study overseas for part of your degree course, or even that you can study the three years of AUT’s Bachelor of Sport and Recreation programme from Toi Ohomai's Tauranga campus.

Accommodation at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology is provided through a number of student houses close to campus which are self-catered and shared (with 3-4 others) houses which are managed by the Institute. Preference is given to first year students.

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology courses can be viewed according to the Vocational Pathways framework you will likely be familiar with.

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Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology website

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