QTI Member Articles

Monthly articles submitted by member organisations

NZMA Student's Graduation Speech

A farewell speech to his class by Martin, a student at New Zealand Management Academies' Henderson Academy, gives a good insight into students' response to ITI members' style. Martin graduated from a Business Administration programme and is now employed as a Customer Service Representative for a Computer Software Company in Auckland.

First National Student Rep from PTEs Making a Difference

Michael Coxon, a student at the Bethlehem Tertiary Institute, is the first PTE student representative at the national level and has found the role challenging but worthwhile.

ITI's Newest Member - New Zealand Tertiary College

This month ITI welcomes the New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) as a new member.

Students Sabotage the Dancing Stars

As Dancing with the Stars fever rekindled around New Zealand, a group of seven digital media students at Auckland's Media Design School worked to develop an online interactive offering for the hugely popular TV show.

PTEs to Contest PBRF

Private education providers intend to contest the Performance Based Research Fund this year, most of them citing respect and reputation as key to their decision to put staff research portfolios forward for evaluation.

Young Students Become Media Savvy

You can feel the excitement every time a group of primary school children arrives to take part in the NET Programme in Christchurch's STAR lab.

Graduates Thank the Community

Every year, Tauranga-based Bethlehem Tertiary Institute celebrates students� success at the Graduation Ceremony.

PTE Students Lose $93m in Budget

Private training establishment (PTE) students lost $93m in the Budget announced last week. The only cut in Vote Education means that thousands of people will not be able to enrol in PTE courses next year. The Government has taken $93m (over four years) from those students to fulfil its interest-free student loans policy.

Next Steps for High Quality PTEs

ITI has focused on the government's tertiary education reforms over the last month. While we were disappointed with the initial direction of the reforms, we feel that some good progress has been made.

ITI Launches New Website and Newsletter

Independent Tertiary Institutions (ITI) is proud to launch its website at and its monthly newsletter.

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