UCOL New Zealand, with campuses in Palmerston North, Whanganui, and Masterton, provides a diverse range of programs across various disciplines.


  • Wide range of programs: Extensive options cater to diverse interests and career aspirations.
  • Strong practical focus: Curriculum development with industry input ensures graduates have in-demand skills.
  • Flexible learning options: Full-time, part-time, online, and blended learning formats offer accessibility.
  • Fees-free options: Several programs are available under the Fees-Free program, making education more affordable.

Academic Levels

Arts & Design

  • Master of Design
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Design
  • Bachelor of Design and Arts
  • Bachelor of Creative Media
  • New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 5)


COL offers certificates and diplomas in Business Administration, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Human Resources, Management, and Marketing. Bachelor’s degrees are available in Applied Business and Business Studies.

  • Graduate Diploma in Accounting
  • Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Project Management
  • Bachelor of Applied Management
  • New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5)

Chef Training

  • New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Cookery

Computing & IT

Certificates and diplomas cover areas like Software Development, Cyber Security, Network Engineering, and IT Support. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in Computing and Information Technology.

  • Graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems
  • Graduate Diploma in ICT (Computer Networks)
  • Graduate Diploma in ICT (Software Development)
  • Bachelor of Information & Communications Technology
  • New Zealand Diploma in IT Technical Support (Level 5)

Creative Industries

Explore certificates, diplomas, and Bachelor’s degree programs in

  • Design
  • Digital Media
  • Animation
  • Photography
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Screen Production


Early Childhood Education certificates and diplomas prepare students for childcare careers. Bachelor’s degrees are available in

  • Teaching (Primary)
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Specialist Teaching


Gain practical skills in certificates and diplomas for

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Renewable Energy

Bachelor’s degrees are offered in

  • Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Engineering Technology


Certificates and Diplomas cover

  • Nursing
  • Para Medicine
  • Mental Health Support
  • Health Science
  • Short Course in Competency Assessment for Registered Nurses

Bachelor’s degrees are available in

  • Nursing
  • Para Medicine
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Wellness)
  • Bachelor of Nursing


Train for diverse careers with certificates and diplomas in

  • Cookery
  • Hospitality Management
  • Tourism
  • Event Management

Bachelor’s degrees are offered in

  • Hospitality Management
  • Tourism


  • New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 6)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Applied Sciene (Level 5)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Laboratory Science) (Level 7)

Social Work

Certificates and diplomas prepare students for careers in

  • Community Services
  • Youth Work
  • Disability Support

Bachelor’s degrees are offered in

  • Social Work
  • Community Leadership


  • New Zealand Diploma in Construction
  • New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (electrical)

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