Colleges of Education New Zealand
Colleges of education provide programs required for early childhood, primary and secondary school teaching qualifications. They also provide training for other occupational groups such as social workers. All courses involve supervised on-the-job training for students.
Wānanga, Māori centres of tertiary learning, were established as tertiary education institutions in the last decade. These offer advanced study and research programs where ahuatanga Māori (Māori tradition) and tikanga Māori (Māori custom) are an integral part of the program. There are three wānanga in the public sector. New Zealand offers the international student the opportunity to study at high-quality secondary schools as well as undertake a range of qualifications run by quality assured tertiary institutions.