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Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology

Institute of Technology and Polytechnic

With over 2,000 staff and over 100 years' experience, CPIT is one of New Zealand's largest tertiary institutions. We are a government guaranteed institution with a reputation for providing high quality degree, diploma, certificate and English programmes.

CPIT is an inspiring place that changes lives. We support and empower people to succeed because we know that when an individual succeeds, the whole community benefits.

The CPIT experience is all about learning, respect, innovation, connection and success.  When you engage with us, you contribute to our community and gain from the experience.

Contact Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology

Physical address
Madras St
8140 Christchurch
New Zealand
Phone numbers
64 3 940 8732
  • Number of students: 25,000
  • Number of international students: 1,500
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available

  • Certificate
  • Diploma

For over 100 years we’ve focused on real-world learning and sustainable career outcomes. We have some of the most talented teachers and staff, innovative business collaborators and supportive community partners around. All are passionate about the role they play in our students’ success.

Canterbury stretches from ocean to the Alps, and is a land of plains and peaks. It is a place of variety and innumerable attractions.

Within two hours of an international airport, you can ski, play golf, bungy jump, go whitewater rafting, mountain biking, wind surfing, whale watching, and visit world-class vineyards and gardens. Where else in the world can you do that?

A must-see is New Zealand’s highest peak, Aoraki Mount Cook. Go hiking in Arthur’s Pass National Park or just wander around the picturesque bays and villages of Banks Peninsula. And then there’s New Zealand's second-largest city, Christchurch known as 'The Garden City'.

Christchurch is a beautiful city where you can cycle alongside the river, stay in good hotels and indulge in fine sophisticated dining, and a city where, just 15 minutes from the centre, you can scramble up mountain bike tracks or ride a wave at a surf beach.
Main centres: 

Akaroa, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, Timaru


Amberley, Aoraki / Mount Cook, Arthur's Pass, Ashburton, Cheviot, Christchurch, Fairlie, Geraldine, Kaiapoi, Kurow, Lake Tekapo, Lyttelton, Methven, Omarama, Rangiora, Temuka, Twizel, Waimate, Waipara, Weedons

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
Christchurch Educated is the local education organisation