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About Tai Poutini Polytechnic Westport
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, agriculture, extractive/mining, and specialist jade and hard stone carving programmes to name a few.
Established in 1989, the Polytechnic now trains around 6,000 students every year in full or part-time study options. 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 were 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 management and search and rescue training through our Emergency Management Department;
- industry training including scaffolding, industrial ropes, rigging, and cranes;
- civil construction industry training;
- ski patrol training based in Wanaka.