Academic Partnerships

Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) offers a wide variety of high quality, industry approved training programmes throughout New Zealand. Courses have been designed with industry in mind so students learn hands-on skills to help them in their chosen career.

If you’re a student at Tai Poutini Polytechnic and looking for new ways to continue your studies, we have a range of pathways that have been established with other polytechnics around the country which have been outlined below.

ARA and Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP)

ARA and Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) are working together to provide quality education pathways, both in Christchurch and on the West Coast. If you’re a student at TPP and looking for new ways to continue your studies, ARA may offer the solutions you need. The doors are always open between TPP and ARA, offering clear and easy transitions for students.

Our Partnership

The relationship between Tai Poutini Polytechnic and ARA aims to:

  • Develop relevant and flexible pathways for Tai Poutini students to transition into future study at ARA
  • Be clear about the entry requirements and standards needed for successful placement into ARA
  • Create more opportunities to develop new initiatives and programmes to help Tai Poutini students staircase into ARA certificates, diplomas, degrees and graduate qualifications
  • Produce higher levels of student engagement and graduation rates.

CPIT TPP partnership

*Entry Criteria

Please note: ARA programmes may have more applicants who meet entry criteria than study places available. If you pass the courses listed at Tai Poutini, you can apply to take part in the ARA programme selection. Applicants are assessed and ranked for the available places.

MAINZ (Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand) Partnerships 

MAINZ has a number of partnerships with other institutions who deliver MAINZ programmes. These include:

UCOL - Certificate and Diploma in Contemporary Music Performance - Levels 4 and 5

Waiariki Institute of Technology - Certificate and Diploma in Contemporary Music Performance - Levels 4 and 5

Whitireia - Certificate in Live Sound and Event Production - Level 4

ARA -  Bachelor of Musical Arts - Level 7