An educational institution with a history dating back to 1892, UCOL has a proud and well-earned reputation for supporting our community’s learning.
This connection with community is crucial to what we do, and it ensures that our programmes help students develop in-demand skills. Many of our lecturers are practitioners as well as teachers, and our partnerships with industry mean the majority of our students get hands-on work experience.
As a modern Institute of Technology and Polytechnic, UCOL’s specialties include Applied Engineering and Trades, Health and Sciences, and Humanities and Business. Our environments have been designed to enhance student learning, supported by a relationship-based teaching approach. By studying with us, students learn valuable life skills and can make a difference.
As of 1 November 2022, UCOL is a business division of New Zealand’s national vocational skills and training institute and is known as Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as UCOL.
We have campuses in Manawatū,
Whanganui, Wairarapa and Horowhenua.