Offering tertiary training and education, Southern Institute of Technology is one of the leading institutes of technology and polytechnics in New Zealand. It was established in the year 1971 and is often admired for its Zero Fees Scheme since then. This scheme helps the citizens of New Zealand to save cost of their tertiary education. The institute pays the tuition fees for permanent residents of New Zealand.
The institute is one of the 20 government institutes of technology and polytechnicsi in New Zealand. All programmes offered by SIT(Southern Institute of Technology) up to PG level are approved and accredited by New Zealand Qualifications Authority. The institute has been providing vocational training and education for students for the past 40 years now.
Although students can opt to study in any of the four campuses of SIT, however, the main campus of this institute is located in Invercargill.
SIT is popular for its wide range of facilities and quality of equipments. Several programmes brag industry leading products in the institute and this is the reason it has made its name in the top charts of New Zealand universities and institutes for technology
The main facilities offered are:
Transport and Location
Since Invercargill is quite compact, most of the students prefer to stay within walking distance from the campus. The SIT Apartments and The Grand Hall of Residence which accommodates the students, both lie within 5-10 minutes from walk from the campus. Most students prefer to either walk down or ride a bicycle to campus. SIT provides free bus service for accessing nearby areas only on weekends. However, during weekdays, students can use other bus and shuttle services to commute.