Whitecliffe College of Technology and Innovation

Why Study IT in New Zealand?


New Zealand is a very beautiful and safe country with a population of only 4.5 million people. The country is a popular destination with visitors from all over the world due to it’s welcoming people and unique outdoor and cultural activities.

  • Ranked second in the world for overall prosperity
  • Ranked second in the world for safest country
  • Study and living costs are  more affordable than other countries
  • Students may apply for a Graduate Job Search Visa and Open Work Permit upon completion of their studies
  • All diplomas carry qualification points towards permanent residency (under the INZ Skilled Migrant Category)
  • On Long Term Skills Shortage list for New Zealand = pathway to permanent residency
  • ICT is identified by Immigration New Zealand as a future growth area in New Zealand
  • IT professionals earn a higher salary
  • IT qualifications provide greater job security
  • IT career pathways lead to rapid career progression
  • Can diversify your career options across most industries in NZ and also globally

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