Welcome to Ara Institute of Canterbury, Timaru
Whether you’re fresh out of school, seeking a new direction, or just keen to get ahead in the workplace, we have courses and qualifications that can really take you places. We know this, because our graduates can be found working and making a difference across the globe, throughout Aotearoa New Zealand and right here in South Canterbury.
The Ara Advantage
Our goal is to advantage you with courses that matter, taught by inspirational mentors, in real-life learning environments so that by the time you graduate, you’re confident, work ready and equipped to succeed – wherever life may take you.
With campuses across Canterbury, plus more than 150 full-time, part-time, online, blended and distance learning options, we provide as much flexibility as possible to help you fit study around work, family and other commitments.
At Ara you’ll be treated as an individual and never just be a face in the crowd. Your tutors and other Ara staff will get to know you, and because our class sizes are generally small, you’ll get to know your classmates too.
You’ll be supported all the way with an extensive array of student services and specialist support staff. You’ll enjoy a strong sense of belonging within an inclusive, multicultural environment.