Private Training Establishments

Wellington's variety of PTE's extend study opportunities for students in the city

English Teaching College

204 Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington

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English Teaching College (ETC) is a welcoming school with a record of academic excellence. Established in 1993 it is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most multicultural English language schools with students from up to 40 countries enrolled. ETC offers academic and general English courses from beginner to advanced. They offer the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) levels 1 to 4. They also offer Demi Pair , TOEIC, IELTS and Cambridge preparation courses. International students and migrants are welcome to enrol from one week to one year. For international students they are able to arrange homestay accommodation in a New Zealand home.

Class sizes average 12 students and are led by experienced, dedicated teaching and support staff who are committed to their students’ success.

Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand

52 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington

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Le Cordon Bleu is the leading global network of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institutes, with over 125 years of teaching experience and 30 Institutes located in more than 20 countries including Wellington, New Zealand. As both the cultural and capital city of New Zealand, Wellington is a fantastic place to live and study. It’s not a surprise that Lonely Planet named Wellington the world’s “coolest little capital.” Nestled within the heart of the city’s vibrant and multi-cultural entertainment district lies Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand. Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand offers culinary arts and business, patisserie and cuisine programmes that are highly respected and globally recognised. Students that graduate with Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand qualifications become part of a great tradition of excellence, with credentials that set them apart from the competition in a demanding and changing industry.

New Zealand School of Dance

Te Whaea: National Dance and Drama Centre, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington

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The New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) offers full-time tertiary programmes aimed at developing the qualities essential for professional dancers: strong technique, musicality, coordination and dedication to the art form. NZSD students major in either classical ballet or contemporary dance, but maintain a strong base in their minor discipline.

The NZSD has an outstanding faculty of dance teaching staff. Guest tutors from Aotearoa and the world regularly teach at the School. Training from specialists in anatomy, dance history, sports medicine, nutrition, physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, yoga and pilates round out the holistic training.

The School’s facilities include nine fully equipped dance studios, physiotherapy rooms, pilates studio, a 160-seat theatre, design and costume workshops, lighting and AV studios, and New Zealand's foremost performing arts library.

The NZSD is the Official School of the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Excellent secondment opportunities are available through the School’s relationships with leading ballet and contemporary dance companies around the world.

Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School

11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington

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Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School Has Been Nurturing Performers And Arts Practitioners For Over 50 Years. The chances of students being employed after graduating at Toi Whakaari is high, partly because New Zealand has a busy TV and film industry with international connections, but also because students leave Toi Whakaari equipped with considerable knowledge, skills and experience to thrive in New Zealand’s performing arts scene.

Toi Whakaari has outstanding tutors and guest tutors, who are experienced practitioners themselves, who can successfully harness the amazing raw talent of their students. Studying at Toi Whakaari has become an essential step for students wishing to pursue a career in the performing arts, and the connection with the school does not end at graduation. The learning opportunities continue well after, and the industry connections students make while studying with us will remain important for the student’s entire career. This is a major difference between Toi Whakaari and other drama schools, both in New Zealand and around the world.

UP Education

Level 4, Wellington Railway Station, 2 Bunny Street, Pipitea, Wellington

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The Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme is taught by UP International College New Zealand to prepare international students for entry into the Universities undergraduate courses.

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