NorthTec is the only institute of technology and polytechnic – and the largest tertiary provider – in Te Tai Tokerau delivering education at foundation, certificate, diploma and degree levels. Since 1978, NorthTec has provided practical, quality education to communities. Highly qualified, industry-experienced teaching staff build strong learning relationships with their students to support achievement. Programmes and qualifications are clearly future-focused and strongly aligned to produce graduates who can transition seamlessly into the workplace and meet the standards required by industry. NorthTec uses innovative delivery to build the key skills and capabilities that align with workplace requirements. Students have access to a range of real-world opportunities which complement their study, including partnering with staff on research projects, entering competitions, supporting community events, industry projects, internships and work placements.