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Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS)

Auckland Institute of Studies(AIS)

Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS)

Established in 1990, Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) is one of New Zealand's largest Tertiary Education Organisations offering a wide range of NZQA-approved degree, diploma and language qualifications. Students take advantage of attractively priced, quality programmes in business administration, business, information technology, hospitality management and tourism management, complemented, if needed, by excellent support from the AIS English Language Centre. Flexible three-semester system and cross credit recognition allow students to fast-track their studies and get a head start on their career. A friendly and nurturing environment balances and supports rigorous academic programmes. At AIS students will experience expert personalised education in small classes. AIS has two campuses: St Helens Campus and Asquith Campus.


AIS teaching faculty value personal contact with students, and class numbers are kept low to maintain high quality standards. Students receive a high level of personal attention and are supported to maximise their potential.

AIS attracts students from New Zealand and around the world. A multicultural, family-oriented environment provides a stimulating setting where overseas students can meet New Zealanders, leading to close interaction across cultures and development of life-long friendships and personal networks. Students find work in New Zealand and across the globe after successful completion of their studies.

Degree programme lecturers are leaders in their disciplines, active in research, and well-published in fields relevant to their courses. Small class sizes maximise learning opportunities and the personal contact that students have with their teachers.

AIS provides assistance to students on all employment issues. This includes conducting workshops on CV preparation and interview techniques, and finding appropriate employment opportunities. Student Careers Centre of AIS also contacts potential employers and makes interview arrangements.


AIS offers a broad range of programmes from beginner’s English through to a master’s degree qualification.


• Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration: The course comprises 20 modules of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and is ideally suited to busy managers seeking to increase their career skills in a shorter time frame.

• Master of Business Administration: It is a professional degree in business management based on a practical programme with theoretical, applied and research underpinning.

• Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology: This is a level 8 programme that has been designed to fill the global skills shortage that has been recognised in the IT sector.


• Graduate Diploma in Business: Designed for graduates of a bachelor’s degree or similar qualification in a discipline other than business who wish to achieve a level of competency and a qualification in business. It also caters for those with a bachelor’s degree in one area of business who wish to broaden their knowledge in another.

• Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management: It is a one-year programme designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than Tourism Management and who wish to broaden their career options.

• Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management: Designed for graduates of a bachelor’s degree or similar qualification in a discipline other than hospitality management, who wish to gain the knowledge necessary to pursue a career in the hospitality sector.

• Graduate Diploma in Information Technology: It meets needs of students who have either completed a bachelor’s degree in a non-IT field and wish to develop their knowledge in a particular branch of IT, or who hold a bachelor’s degree in IT and wish to enhance their career opportunities in the IT industry by focusing on a specialist topic.


• Bachelor of Business: The programme contains business courses at Stages 1, 2 and 3, and gives students the opportunity to develop areas of in-depth strength by choosing electives and by completing a specialisation.

• New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5): It is for students wanting to enter the work force as soon as possible, and who are content to remain in front-line work with limited potential for advancement.

• New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 6): It is for students seeking to gain a firm grasp of the principles of the key areas of management and their application in the tourism industry context.

• Bachelor of Tourism Management: Designed for students seeking employment in professional roles in the tourism industry leading to future leadership positions.

• New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5): It is for students wanting to enter the work force as soon as possible and is focused on the practical skills and knowledge that employers look for in new employees in the hospitality industry.

• New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 6): It is for students seeking to gain a firm grasp of the basic principles of hospitality management and their application.

• Bachelor of Hospitality Management: The course is designed for students wishing to acquire a managerial role in the fast-growing hospitality sector in New Zealand or overseas.

• Bachelor of Information Technology: It prepares students to become IT professionals with a breadth of knowledge across a range of IT sub-disciplines, and a depth of understanding in a specialisation, allowing them to lead and become strong participants in IT team projects.


• English as a Foreign Language (General English): The course improves students’ English proficiency step by step.

• English for Academic Purposes I (EAP I): Designed as an introduction to English for Academic Purposes II (EAP II) and covers concepts necessary for success in tertiary programmes.

• English for Academic Purposes II (EAP II): It is a full-time course designed for students seeking an English language pathway into an AIS certificate, diploma or degree programme.

• Business English: It provides students with a broad business vocabulary and terminology in a range of applied business settings and situations.

• IELTS Preparation: The course equips students with the skills and strategies needed to undertake an IELTS test with confidence and achieve a result of band 6.0 or above.

• New Zealand Certificate in Language Teaching (Level 5): It is a recommended qualification for teaching English in New Zealand and overseas. No prior teaching experience is necessary for this programme.

• Licence Controller Training (LCQ) (Level 4): It covers the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act (2012) and its implications for licensed premises, and host responsibility requirements as a duty manager of licensed premises.

• Barista Skills Certificate (Level 3): It offers professional barista training in a real café environment.

• Food Safety Certificate (Level 3): It offers learners food safety and hygiene training in a real café environment.

• New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Café Services) (Level 3): Designed by a team of industry professionals to give students the skills they need to work in and operate a café business.


St Helens Campus 28a Linwood Avenue, Mt Albert, Auckland 1025, New Zealand

Asquith Campus 120 Asquith Avenue, Mt Albert, Auckland 1025, New Zealand