Established in 1991, AMES - The Institute of IT is one of New Zealand's leading IT education providers. Whether you choose to specialise in Computer Hardware, Software Development or Cloud Technology; at AMES we provide our students with a
gateway to the IT industry and jobs of the future.
If you want to explore virtual reality, augmented reality, mobile game development, website development and application development our Bachelor of Creative Software is for you. Our degree programme has a very strong creative focus. All learning is project based, so you’ll learn by doing just like you would in the workplace.
If you’d like to gain knowledge and hands-on skills in computer hardware & networking, software development, or cloud technology our diploma programmes are for you! You can choose to learn about network infrastructure, cloud based solutions or website and application development.
If you’re looking at completing a short and sharp IT certificate programme in hardware or software we’ve got a certificate programme for you. All of our certificate programmes are a great opportunity to dip your toes in the tech pool, up-skill or even get a feel for the industry.
AMES specialises in working with national and international IT businesses to develop and deliver industry-led IT training so that you can graduate confident in your ability to enter the domestic or global IT industry.
Demand for specialists in the IT sector is high. With over 6,000 IT jobs currently available in New Zealand, the IT sector was recently named by Newshub as one of 2018’s most in-demand career opportunities. There are also more IT jobs advertised in New Zealand than any other type of role.
Not only are your prospects of landing a job straight out of AMES good, so is the money! Digital and IT roles are some of the highest paid jobs in New Zealand. In fact, the New Zealand Digital Skills forum say that the median base salary in the ICT industry is currently around $82,000.
Study with AMES and you will also gain access to our exclusive Grad Platform hiring website.
This digital portal is where graduates can showcase their skills and apply for jobs. Employers can also post jobs and connect with graduates through the Grad Platform.
Located on upper Queen Street, our campus is in the heart of Auckland – just a short stroll to K Road’s array of shops and cafes and Auckland’s CBD.
Our newly fitted learning spaces and chill-out games room provide a rich, stimulating student environment, with lots of opportunity to meet other people and be part of the energy and excitement of exploring new technologies.