UCOL (Universal College of Learning) / Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology


An educational institution with a history dating back to 1896, UCOL Limited has a proud and well-earned reputation for supporting our community’s learning. This connection with community is crucial to what we do, and it ensures that our programmes help students develop in-demand skills. Many of our lecturers are practitioners as well as teachers, and our partnerships with industry mean that the majority of our students get hands-on work experience.

As a modern Institute of Technology and Polytechnic, UCOL’s specialties include Applied Engineering and Trades, Health andSciences, and Humanities and Business. Our environments have been designed to enhance student learning, supported by a relationship-based teaching approach.

By studying with us, students learn valuable life skills and can make a difference. UCOL is part of Te Pūkenga, together with all the other polytechnics in New Zealand. Being a part of Te Pūkenga means we will be more connected to the other organisations delivering vocational and applied education across Aotearoa New Zealand and we will work with them to share skills and knowledge to better help our ākonga succeed.

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