Published on 28 Nov 2014
New Zealand Education System by P'Jah Pattarin Sanguankaew
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Top New Zealand Universities and Colleges Ranking
New Zealand offers great standard of education and excellent opportunities post studies. New Zealand universities and colleges are excellent in educational tradition and equipped with technological support to help international students to be successful globally.
New Zealand universities rank very high in world rankings, mainly because of the quality of the education. New Zealand has eight state sponsor universities. All of those 8 universities offer full range of internationally recognized qualifications – from bachelor degrees to master to doctoral programs. Three of the eight universities feature in the Times Higher list of the top 200 universities in the world and five appear in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Top 500 World University rankings.
Transforming lives, organisations and communities through learning.
To deliver vocationally focussed tertiary education, research and technology transfer that ensures Auckland’s economy, graduates, employers and communities have the capability and skills to achieve their potential. Manukau Institute of Technology recognises that we have a special obligation to serve the people, communities and employers of Counties Manukau and that achieving significantly improved tertiary education outcomes in this sub region is critical to both our mission and to the future economic and social prosperity of the nation.
For over 40 years, MIT has been one of New Zealand’s premier education and training institutes.
In addition to the main Manukau campus there are specialised campuses located throughout the city including locations at Newmarket, the CBD, Highbrook Business Park and Pukekohe as well as community learning centres within the greater Auckland region.
Manukau Institute of Technology has several key relationships with other institutes including: University of Auckland, Te Wananga O Aotearoa, Unitec NZ and Southern Cross University in Australia.
• New Zealand’s highest performing institute of technology
• Highly regarded by employers
• A national educational institution with a strong regional base and a developing international profile Features
• Degrees which combine academic rigour with applied practical skills
• Over 1500 courses making up foundation, certificate, diploma, and degree programmes, supporting progression from foundation level to higher level qualifications and employment
• Centre for art and design with a national reputation for its jewellery programmes
• One of the largest computer networks in New Zealand
Study in New Zealand
Are you planning to study in New Zealand? If so, we understand why! This country really seems to have it all: well-reputed universities, high quality of life, diverse communities, vibrant cities, stunning natural scenery and an unbeatable range of outdoor pursuits, all within a relatively compact area. Cities such as Auckland and Wellington offer no shortage of cultural activities, while for those with a passion for the great outdoors, the range of terrains to explore is mind-blowing – including glaciers, mountains, rainforest and of course plenty of coastline.
Universities in New Zealand
There are eight universities in New Zealand, all of which feature in the QS World University Rankings 2014/15 – not at all bad considering the country's population is only around 4 million. In addition, New Zealand's higher education system also includes 20 institutes of technology and polytechnics, which offer vocational courses of varying lengths and levels.
Read more about the top five universities in New Zealand:
University of Auckland
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and highest ranked university. Currently it ranks at 92nd in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings 2014/15. Established back in 1883, it was a constituent college of the University of New Zealand before it dissolved in 1961. The university is made up of eight faculties and six campuses, and currently has more than 40,000 students. It’s situated in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, which makes it an even more attractive choice for numerous students from around the globe.
University of Otago
New Zealand’s oldest higher education institution, the University of Otago, was established in 1869. It is New Zealand’s second entry in the QS World University Rankings 2014/15, ranked 159th in the world. The university, whose memorable motto is “Dare to be wise”, currently teaches more than 20,000 students in its four divisions (faculties), which cover humanities, sciences, health sciences and business. It is situated in Dunedin, which is the second largest city on the South Island.
University of Canterbury
Also located on the South Island, but in its largest city of Christchurch, the University of Canterbury is New Zealand’s third highest ranked university at 242nd in the world. It was founded in 1873, which makes it the second-oldest higher education institution in the country. About 15,000 students are enrolled here, with courses offered in subjects including arts, commerce, engineering, fine arts, forestry, health sciences, law, music, social work, speech and language pathology, science, sports coaching and teaching.
Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand’s fourth entrant in the QS World University Rankings, at 275th as of the 2014/15 edition. It was established in 1897 as a constituent college of the University of New Zealand, and became an independent institution in 1961. The university is home to more than 20,000 students in its nine faculties. It is well known for its programs in law, the humanities and some scientific disciplines, but it offers a wide range of other courses as well.
Established in 1927, Massey University is one of the younger universities in New Zealand, but has rapidly grown to become one of the country’s largest. It has approximately 35,000 students enrolled, of which just under half are studying via distance learning. Those studying on-campus are spread across the North Island at the university’s three main campuses, in Albany (just outside Auckland), Wellington and Palmerston North. Massey University is ranked 346th in the QS World University Rankings 2014/15.
The other three universities in New Zealand, the University of Waikato, Lincoln University andAuckland University of Technology , are all ranked among the world’s top 550 institutions, in the QS World University Rankings 2014/15.
List of universities in New Zealand
This is a list of universities in New Zealand. In 2013, universities provided tertiary education to over 180,000 students or 132,553 equivalent full-time students (EFTS). The former University of New Zealand ran from 1870 to 1961. It was a federal university composed of the six earliest universities as constituent colleges.
Published on 15 Jul 2014
• Transnational teaching teams
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Dr Lynne Keevers, University of Wollongong
Dr Pierre Benckendorff, The University of Queensland
Associate Professor Sidney Newton and Mr Russell Lowe, The University of New South Wales
Dr Helen Farley, University of Southern Queensland
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Published on Jun 4, 2013
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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have opened new doors for free online learning that lends itself well to ICT-related subjects. Meanwhile, employers seek candidates with relevant web skills. The Supply and Demand of MOOCs Infographic shows what skills are most in demand and what MOOCs are available that teach those skills, based on the results of a study conducted by the European Commission.
Top skills employers are looking for:
- Web and app design
- Domain-specific skills
- Programming languages
Top skills students want to learn:
- Web design
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Vocational Education and Training
The Strategy sets out 5 goals which aim to create a competitive workforce in New Zealand.
- Goal 1 Improve the use and retention of skills to transform work and workplaces;
- Goal 2 Increase employer and worker awareness of their skills needs;
- Goal 3 Influence the supply of skills through a more responsive education and training system;
- Goal 4 Develop a unified approach to defining, valuing and measuring skills; and
- Goal 5 Make the most of the available workforce by supporting everyone to work, through skills development and supportive workplace practices.
To achieve these goals, the Strategy concentrates on four areas.
- “Improve management and leadership capability in organisations to better develop and use skills.”
For that purpose, partnerships between firms and tertiary education providers; and public – private partnerships should be established.
- “Increase the literacy, language and numeracy skills of the workforce” - A larger number of literacy and numeracy programmes relevant to the labour market should be offered, and awareness raising on advantages of literacy and numeracy should be undertaken.
- “Create a better match between workers’ skills and industry and regional needs" - Access to career advice services and labour market information should be increased and information on skill needs should be elaborated according to regions. The qualifications system should be reviewed.
- “Support young people currently in the workforce to increase their skills and engage in relevant training ” - Advice services for employers and training providers on how to support young workers should be offered. Further, labour market information and career advice should be improved for young job seekers.
The Tertiary Education Strategy (2010-2015) sets out to create a world-leading education system. One of its priorities is to “raise the skills and knowledge of the current and future workforce to meet the labour market demands and social needs.” The Strategy recognises that skills are crucial for securing long-term productivity and future growth.
- The Education Act (1989) and its subsequent Education Amendment Act No. 3 (2010) form the main legislative framework for the education system. The Education Act (1989) established the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and the Teachers Registration Board.
- Industry training was initiated with the passing of the Industry Training Act (1992) which stipulates the establishment of Industry Training Organisations (ITOs). ITOs are charged with managing training in their industry. The Industry Training Amendment Act (2002) was endorsed to improve the quality of the industry training system.
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Published on 21 Apr 2013
Watch this if you are just starting ALEC's training for the National Certificate in Adult Literacy & Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace) - otherwise known as the NCALNE (Voc). It's the welcome presentation.
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