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UCOL Palmerston North Campus

Palmerston North campus
The UCOL Palmerston North campus can be found right in the heart of Palmerston North City as one of the city’s stand out landmarks. Its Maori name is Rangitaane Tikaraina ki te Matauranga, which translates in part to “straight pathway to education”.


Our unique architectural design blends historic buildings with state-of-the-art facilities.


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Trades Building

Trades building
UCOL Palmerston North recently opened the region’s largest trades training centre in March 2012. 5,315 square metres of shared space provides enough room for you to combine traditional skill training with hands-on project-based learning using the latest industry equipment and technology.

Modern Gymnasium

Palmerston North gym
The campus maintains its very own health and fitness facilities exclusively for students studying health science programmes such as Bachelor in Exercise and Sport.

Teaching Kitchens

Ambitions Training Restaurant
Ambitions is UCOL Palmerston North's training restaurant. It is staffed by students currently enrolled in the Certificate in Hospitality and Professional Cookery Level 3 programmes.
Ambition’s Training Restaurant provides “on-the-job” training for our students. Our trainee chefs prepare and cook delicious food, served in the restaurant by our hospitality students.  Click here for our menu.
We are open in term time only. We are fully licensed and have an amazing range of cocktails and mocktails.
Both staff and students regularly gain recognition in prestigious national culinary contests.

Learning Hub

Palmerston North Learning Hub
The Learning Hub is equipped with computer stations and wireless internet access to aid you in your learning. You can relax and study between classes in an open lounge-style environment. 

Staff are on hand to help you with your studies, find resources, online searches and other questions.

Barista Cafe

You can get your daily caffeine fix at the Stage Door Cafe, situated within the Learning Hub or at nearby cafes.


The campus is located close to the Palmerston North city CBD.

Contact Details

For further information about the exciting opportunities offered at UCOL Palmerston North, feel free to contact us at…

 Physical Address:

 Corner King and Princess Streets, Palmerston North

 Postal Address:

Private Bag 11-022, Palmerston North 4442

 Phone Number:

0800 GO UCOL (0800 46 8265)




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