Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) provides quality tertiary education that meets the needs of students and industry on the West Coast and around New Zealand.
Our popular West Coast programmes include tourism and hospitality training across the retail and service sector, outdoor education training, dairying and agriculture, extractive/mining, and specialist jade and hard stone carving programmes. TPP also offers specialist training in niche areas from campuses around the country; our students come to us to prepare them for jobs in the construction industry, including scaffolding, ropes, rigging and cranes, and across the civil construction sector, emergency services and ski patrol training.
Our aim is to get our students into real jobs in the community, so we work closely with our industry partners and employers to make sure we're delivering training that is relevant and in-demand.
Training is provided on the Coast through our campuses in Greymouth and Westport, with plenty of on-site training at various locations across the region to ensure our students are ready for work in the real world. We also have bases in Wanaka, Christchurch, Hamilton and Auckland.