Ara | Te Pūkenga Institute of Canterbury – Timaru
Welcome to Ara | Te Pūkenga 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.
Experience it for yourself at Ara | Te Pūkenga. It’s just a better way of learning.
- Practical, hands on learning.
- Small class sizes.
- Work-based learning opportunities.
- Flexible ways to study,
- Inspirational mentors
- Support throughout your journey
Ara | Te Pūkenga has six campuses across the South Island 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.
The Timaru campus is within walking distance of Timaru’s main shopping street, supermarkets, cafes, a movie theatre and the city’s public library. The countryside surrounding Timaru offers an amazing range of leisure, cultural, sporting and adventure opportunities. View Campus map
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. You’ll be supported and enjoy a strong sense of belonging within an inclusive, multicultural environment.