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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 Industry 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 Managing Director:

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
Managing Director 


Creating IT Professionals through excellence in education

97% Into employment or Further Education

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

98% Course Completion

We have one of the highest course completion rates as measured by the Tertiary Education Commission. What does this mean? Well, the chances of you actually getting to the end of the course are nearly 100%.


Every 4 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.


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Patrick Dowling

Managing Director
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Jan Hutchinson

Chief Executive
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Director of Marketing & Pathways
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General Manager, Operations
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Executive Assistant to CEO
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Head of Student Services
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Head of Student Engagement
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Head of Quality Assurance
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Head of Information Technology
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Head of Learning & Development
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Programme Leader L6 Computer Engineering
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Programme Leader L5 Engineering
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Programme Lead for Secondary
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L5 Computer Engineering Trainer
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Software Development Trainer
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Software Development Trainer
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Computer Engineering Trainer
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Student Administrator
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Student Administrator
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Student Administrator
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Tertiary Pathways Manager
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Marketing Executive
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Student Engagement Advisor
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Marketing Assistant
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Compliance Officer
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Employee Services Administrator
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Facilities & Operations Coordinator
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Desktop Support Administrator
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Systems Analyst