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Creating IT professionals through excellence in education.

IT Qualifications | IT Certifications | Computer Training

NZQA Category 1 Provider

Since 2004, Techtorium (with the help of our industry partners) has inspired ‘kiwis’ to join the ICT industry, and for this reason, we have gained the Category 1 Provider status in recognition of our successful course completions. Our new open-plan floor layout allows our students to grow in a modern and ‘free’ learning environment that promotes critical thinking for advanced learning. What’s more, each of our students are carefully monitored by our industry trainers to ensure consistent learning outcomes across the level as well as leading those student into appropriate roles in the industry. Our team of Employment Pathways Managers are the students “walking CV’s” and are working closely with some of New Zealand’s most innovative IT companies to ensure Techtorium students are first in cue for entry-level roles.

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As a NZQA Category 1 training provider, we’re recognised as being the best in the business.

Message from the Principle Advisor:

Deciding on what direction to guide your career is both exciting and challenging. We spend a lot of time at work in our lifetimes – so it’s important for you to make well informed decisions about how to spend your time and money in this phase of your career as a student. Tertiary education is an investment, not only for yourself, but for your family. It is an investment that will allow you to grow you as a person and change the way you think. It is an investment that will present opportunities to you for the rest of your working career.

Globally, the Information Technology industry is expanding so rapidly that it is becoming increasingly difficult for IT employers to find appropriately trained employees to fill the demand – from entry level through to IT Architect roles. This is also the case in New Zealand.

For more than 10 years Techtorium has challenged the way people learn about the digital landscape. In collaboration with our industry advisory group, my team of industry experienced trainers and I have designed practical computer engineering, networking and server courses that offer students a clear pathway into the industry.

Techtorium graduates have a critical understanding of IT and only receive their diploma when I am fully satisfied that they have the skills and attributes to hit the ground running in their first positions in this exciting industry.

For those of you who have enrolled at Techtorium; I would like to welcome you to the first step in your IT career and wish you all the best for you studies. We are behind you all the way so know that your success is our success. For those who are considering a tertiary education at Techtorium, this prospectus should serve as a guide, assisting you in making the right career decision about where, what, and how to focus your career in this exciting industry.

Patrick Dowling
Principle Advisor / Founder – Techtorium


Creating IT Professionals through excellence in education

94% Into employment

Here at Techtorium, we’ve focused on getting grads’ jobs. You’ll have access to a small team of Employment Pathways Managers who will help put your CV at the top of the list.

99% Course Completion

We have the highest course completion rate measured by the NZQA. What does this mean? Well, the chances of you actually getting to the end of the course are nearly 100%.


Every 2 years the NZQA places a measure on how good we are. Since 2011, we’ve been awarded Category 1 status, which means we’re the highest performing provider in NZ.

The best trainers in NZ

We’ve worked hard to offer a complete product to our learners, and that’s why we have the best IT / Compute trainers in New Zealand.

Our industry reputation

In ICT, reputation is everything. Our Employment Partners trust the skills, knowledge, and motivation that comes with every Techtorium graduate.

innovative learning environment

Modern learning initiates critical thinking. It helps the trainers deliver meaningful information across larger groups whilst still maintaining a high quality of understanding whilst reflecting what is actually happening within the New Zealand IT industry.



Patrick comes from an extensive career in IT. Having worked for some of New Zealand’s leading companies including Telecom/Spark, GENi, and Air New Zealand – Patrick brings a wealth of real-world experience.

Patrick Dowling

Principle Advisor

Poonam is responsible for managing student services, enrolment processing and record management. She works closely with the trainers to keep an eye on student attendance.

Poonam Deo

Academic Registrar

Dick teaches the Level 5 Computer Engineering Diploma. Dick loves working in IT, building networks and making IT happen.

Dick Cook

Computer Engineering Trainer

Marius brings with him over 20 years of experience to teach Level 5 Information Technology Technical Support students.

Marius Wright

Computer Engineering Trainer

Lyall liaises with our Employment Partners and our Techtorium students to place them into employment, either part-time while they study or full-time once they graduate.

Lyall Haselton

Employment Pathways Coordinator

Benedict Yaw

Information Systems

As CEO Jan is part of the strategic planning team and is primarily responsible for the statutory and operational aspects of Techtorium.

Jan Hutchinson


Kathy is the happy face who will greet you when you arrive at Techtorium! She liaises with secondary schools, families and future students regarding our tasters programmes.

Kathy Kendall

Student Administrator

Jeet is responsible for ensuring the quality and compliance of our courses.

Jeet Kaur

QA & Compliance Officer
Allen J

As an IT specialist and an engineer, Allen keen to pass my knowledge and experience to who are seeking bright start in IT industry.

Allen Jiang

Computer Engineering Trainer

Margarita works closely with the Directors the ensure operations run smoothly.

Margarita Germanova

Operations & HR Coordinator

Damon always has a laptop in his hands, he lives and breathes technology. Absolute expert in fixing hardware, configuring networks and setting up cloud solutions.

Damon Thomas

Information Systems

Rohan is our newly appointed Principal responsible for working with and guiding trainers at all levels as well as writing and updating Techtorium programmes of study in line with industry requirements.

Rohan Sood

Lyall J

Lyall is a Level 6 trainer. His passion is to teach IT and to ignite that same passion to his students.

Lyall Johnson

Computer Engineering Trainer
Allen L

Straight from the industry, Allen is our Software Development trainer. His expertise in C# and enterprise environment will prepare our students to take off in their coding journey

Allen Larkins

Computer Programming Trainer
Nancy McMillan

Nancy will guide you in your personal development, from personality quiz to CV workshops.

Nancy McMillan

Student Services

Marine is responsible for both internal and external communication. From the design to the production. You will often see her around with a camera in her hands.

Marine Roudie

Digital Marketing & Designer

Ensures the accurate and timely processing and reporting of all financial transactions and budgets as well as general administrative support.

Olivia Wang

Sam Hutchinson

Sam H

Director of Marketing

Danielle teaches the Level 5 Diploma course and loves our modern learning environment and watching our students evolve and succeed in IT

Danielle Natana

Computer Engineering Trainer

Mike worked for SKY television, Health Alliance, Dimension Data, Air NZ, and TVNZ. He is our Cloud specialist. He is training the Level 7 Cloud Management students.

Mike Birmingham

Cloud Management Trainer

Penny will bring help and reassurance to all students in need a support.


Student Services

John is responsible for making all events run smoothly & assisting in day to day marketing operations

John Cruickshank

Marketing & Events Assistant