New world. New opportunities. New Education Group.
UP Education’s colleges offer an innovative and dynamic range of certificate, diploma and degree courses in creative industries, information technology (IT), tourism, hospitality, business, trades and services, health, beauty and early childhood education.
We deliver the latest skills, the most industry-relevant qualifications and the very best employment support – it’s our job is to make sure every one of our students graduates work ready and world ready.
At UP Education our goal is the same as yours. We’re here to help you take on the world.
If you’re looking for a new career path, there are plenty of exciting and growing industries looking for great people – creative industries, IT, tourism, hospitality, trades and many more – but you need specialist skills to qualify.
That’s where we can help. We work in partnership with industry leaders to ensure our programmes will equip you with the skills and knowledge to take you into the future.
At UP Education hands-on training is a key part of our programmes – you can develop your skills in our specialist campus facilities then practice them in the workplace through internships with our industry partners.
Our campuses across New Zealand are all ranked Category 1 – the highest accreditation awarded to training providers, which ensures you learn the practical skills you need, to land the job you want.
UP Education’s vocational and higher learning division, operates five Category 1, registered Private Training Establishments (PTEs).
The six registered PTEs in New Education Group are:
Each of the six PTEs awards its own qualifications. The PTEs have a number of colleges which operate in the marketplace, and qualifications from each college are awarded as follows:
Are you dreaming of an exciting career, but don’t know where to start? New Education Group has talented industry tutors, real-world facilities and contacts with employers, so you graduate ready for your dream job.
Beauty therapy is an exciting industry to work in and opens up a world of career opportunities. Our colleges provide hands-on training dedicated to beauty and spa therapies, hairstyling, barbering, make-up artistry and special effects. Courses are delivered with passion, commitment and technical excellence.
Real skills, relevant qualifications, and a rewarding career. Our industry-driven business and services training is your springboard to successful employment in business, project management, retail and contact centres.
Blaze your own trail with our cutting-edge degree, diploma and certificate courses. Animator, game developer, actor, film maker, fashion designer or make-up artist...the opportunities are endless, and this is your launch pad.
We offer a range of free courses if you’re aged 16 to 19 years old. You can study under the Government funded Youth Guarantee Scheme and get your NCEA level 1, 2 or 3.
The health industry is dynamic with qualified graduates being in high demand. The sector has a wealth of opportunities and our courses reflect this, covering basic health studies – providing pathways for nursing or midwifery, pharmacy, through to healthcare support, sport, fitness and massage therapy.
From head chefs to hotel managers, bakers to bartenders and baristas, we have all the right ingredients to jump start your hospitality or cookery career.
Got a talent for tech? Dreaming of a job that may not yet exist? Our IT programmes are your portal to the future, with degrees, diplomas and certificates in software, hardware and cloud.
Forge a rewarding career and make a genuine difference to the lives of others with our practical training for careers and further study in the early childhood education and floristry sectors.
The future has never looked brighter for tourism in New Zealand. And with international visitor numbers booming (3.5 million in 2016!), there’s never been a better time to start your career in travel, tourism, events or aviation.
Looking for the hands-on skills to nail a career in the construction industry? With courses in building, electrical engineering, gasfitting, plumbing and painting and decorating are your building blocks to a brighter future.
At each of our colleges, we provide hands-on, practical experience. We design our courses with industry experts, so what you learn has a direct connection and practical application to your chosen career. That means you graduate with the skills you need to walk straight into the workplace.
Our class environment is the signature feature of all New Education Group colleges. Small class sizes ensure you learn better, feel supported and have enough one-to-one attention. We’ve designed our learning experiences to be stimulating, effective and fun for all students. And getting to know your classmates well creates a comfortable social atmosphere.
When you want to learn real-life, up-to-date skills, the best tutors are people who come direct from industry. That’s why our teaching staff are real-world professionals – enthusiastic experts who are excited to share their knowledge and expertise with you.
Each of our campuses is designed to reflect the specific industry environments found in the workplace, from training bars, restaurants and commercial kitchens, to on-site retail shops and construction workshops.
As an example, one campus has 3D graphics suites, green screen rooms and a complete production complex for film and television. Another boasts a Boeing 747 service trainer and a full Boeing 737 aircraft cabin trainer. It’s about taking you right to the heart of your chosen industry.
To help launch you into the right career, employment skills are embedded in our courses every step of the way. Opportunities for real-life work experience are an important part of many of our courses, and some include paid internships.
New Education Group is the preferred training provider for many of New Zealand’s leading employers, who not only advise on our programmes – they also look for new employees from our graduates. Our careers team and Campus staff are ready and willing to help you find a job in your chosen industry.
Find out more about how our real-world vocational training and higher learning programmes enable our students to achieve their full potential.
FLIGHT ATTENDANT, AIR CHATHAMS
Thanks to New Zealand School of Tourism’s world-class aviation training, Etevihe has a job that’s really taking her places. After making the decision to follow her passion in 2015, Etevihe gained a Certificate in Airline, Travel & Tourism, and a Certificate in International Flight Attending.
CG GENERALIST, YUKFOO ANIMATION STUDIO
Deep says studying the Yoobee Digital Media course Level 5 was the best decision of his life. He loved it so much he was admitted directly into Advanced 3D Graphics Level 7. Working hard and honing new technical skills has launched Deep’s creative flair and rich imagination that has resulted in him being awarded best Technical Artist and Best Overall Student.
DEMI CHEF, GRAND WINDSOR 5 STAR BOUTIQUE HOTEL
As a student from South Africa, Michael completed NZMA’s Level 5 Diploma in Professional Cookery, which saw him develop his signature style as a result of the cookery skills he learnt. He has also won gold and bronze medals at the prestigious NZChef’s National Salon. But his greatest accolade to date is having his recipe featured in the NZChef’s textbook. Now Michael is creating masterpieces as a Demi Chef.
DIRECTOR, THE FACIALIST
A Diploma in Beauty and Spa Therapies from Elite School of Beauty & Spa Therapies began Ashleigh Scott’s journey to becoming an influential figure in Auckland’s beauty scene. After graduating in 2009, Ashleigh moved to London and began working as a specialised facialist. She opened her own clinic in 2014 upon returning to Auckland and since has already filled her space and schedule to capacity.
SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP ARTIST, WETA WORKSHOP
After completing her Diploma in Production Design and Sculpting Level 5 at Cut Above Academy in 2012, Sofia went on to win the World Title in Special Effects Body Art and Makeup in 2013 (as well as 2015) and took on a role at Weta Workshop. During her time at Weta, Sofia has worked on many projects including Thunderbirds Are Go minitures and prosthetics and make-up for Ghost in the Shell.
Our staff embody our values of Excellence, Partnership, Innovation and above all, Care. These values set New Education Group apart and support us in delivering a consistently high-quality student experience.
Kylie was appointed Chief Executive of NZST in 2019.View Profile
Ana Maria has driven the group’s growth through her leadership of the domestic marketing and student recruitment teams.View Profile
Nicole Domett joined NZMA as Chief Executive in July 2019.View Profile