Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) provides quality tertiary education that meets the needs of West Coast students and businesses. 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.
Our aim is to get our students into real jobs in the local community, so we work closely with our industry partners and local employers to make sure we're delivering the training needed to support the economic development of the West Coast.
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.
In addition to our Coast-based programmes, TPP also offers a wide range of national niche programmes at sites from Wanaka to Auckland, including:
emergency services training through our Emergency Management Department based in Greymouth
construction industry training including scaffolding, industrial ropes, rigging, and cranes mainly based in Auckland and Christchurch
civil construction industry training at multiple locations; and