Canterbury College is a private training establishment founded in 1988 that provides education of the highest quality in a supportive and professional environment. Our two multi-cultural, international campuses are located in Christchurch; one in Westfield Riccarton Mall and the other in the Central City.
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Why Canterbury College?
Traditionally, international students have come to New Zealand to study at our friendly campuses and reach their goals with help from qualified and experienced staff, in student-centred classes.
However, we have recently recalibrated our focus towards providing quality education, valuable skills, and opportunities to the domestic market, especially people of a refugee or migrant background.
Our teachers and support staff are highly qualified, and many hold internationally-recognised qualifications in teaching English as a foreign language and our business diploma tutors offer expert knowledge in their fields.
Our members of staff are culturally diverse and have a wealth of experience internationally in a wide variety of disciplines. With these skills and experience, our team has created a safe and supportive learning environment, ensuring students receive ample emotional, spiritual, and physical welfare, while progressing in their studies.
Canterbury College Mission statement
“Whāia te mātauranga hei oranga mō koutou”
Seek after learning for the sake of your wellbeing
Your Dream. Our Vision for Learner success .
We Believe In Success for Our Learners
Strategic Goals for learner success
Canterbury College will ensure that:
- the ākonga/learner voice is always seen as central to informing Canterbury College’s strategic direction and day-to-day operations
- it offers a safe and inclusive environment for all stakeholders primarily ākonga, and understands, respects and celebrates diversity and is free from racism, discrimination and bullying and other forms of prejudice
- it actively encourages the culture of co-governance and understands that by placing Ti Tiriti o Waitangi at the centre of its relationships with stakeholders it can embed mātauranga Māori in order to support learner health and wellbeing
- it works with all stakeholders including and primarily ākonga to reduce any barriers to learning, including digital barriers, and to provide robust foundation skills for life and learning, including language, literacy/oracy and numeracy
- it has high aspirations for all of its ākonga, both in terms of their learning and career aims and their cultural and spiritual wellbeing and safety
- kaimahi/staff will continue to develop their teaching and leadership and intercultural competency in order to support ākonga to achieve their full potential.
Free Study is Available for NZ Residents
Meet Our Partners
we Work Closely With The Following
Canterbury College is closely working with a number of government and non-profit organisations.