New Zealand has a number of training opportunities available to students when they leave high school. The most common paths which lead to tertiary qualifications are:
New Zealand universities offer undergraduate and graduate study to degree level and have good international standings.
New Zealanders choose a university because of its location, subject specialties, convenience and lifestyle. Entrance to a New Zealand University is easily obtained after gaining the required qualifications from New Plymouth Boys’ High School. International students require University English and language proficiency to the equivalent of IELTS 6 or 6.5. Students with University Entrance, obtained at New Plymouth Boys’ High School, can go to any university in New Zealand they choose. University websites have specific information on entry requirements particular to them. New Zealand University Entrance is also recognised in many overseas countries.
Polytechnics offer certificate & diploma qualifications and may offer degree qualifications in some subjects like Commerce and Computing. Entrance qualifications will depend on the area of study the student is looking at. Most polytechnics require some NCEA credits at Level 2.
The New Plymouth polytechnic is WITT which is located adjacent to the school. You may refer to individual websites to see the diverse range of programmes on offer.
Pacific International Hospitality Management School (PIHMS)
The Pacific International Hospitality Management School PIHMS is located in Bell Block on the outskirts of New Plymouth. This provides students with the opportunity to learn about the hospitality industry once they leave secondary school. The school offers qualifications from undergraduate to masters degree level. Students have the opportunity to live, study and learn all aspects of hotel management while living in a four-star hotel.