If you’re interested in kick-starting a career in IT, then our open day is a great way to learn about our courses, talk to our tutors, and ask those important questions.



ACG Education Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ana Maria Rivera as Chief Executive Officer of the Creative and IT colleges across its vocational and higher learning division – New Education Group, which includes Yoobee School of Design, Animation College, AMES – the Institute of IT, and South Seas Film & Television School.

AMES IT Open Day!

AMES IT Open Day!

Choosing where you study can be hard, so that’s why our open days are a good chance to check out our campus before making that all-important decision.

If you’re interested in kick-starting a career in IT, then our open day is a great way to learn about our courses, talk to our tutors, and ask those important questions.

Our student advisor team will be on-hand to answer your questions about Fees-Free policy and eligibility.

There will also be some gaming sessions with games made by AMES students. Plus you can participate in a PC building exercise or check out some VR experiences. 

Come check us out – 10am – 2pm Thursday 25th January 2018

If you have any questions please email or call us on 0800 263 478.

We look forward to seeing you there!

First Year Fees Free!

First Year Fees Free!

New Zealand students will be able to chase their dreams fees-free from January 2018 thanks to the New Zealand Government’s new tertiary education policy.

AMES - The Institute of IT is eligible to offer the first year of tertiary study to New Zealand students free of charge. This is the first step in the government’s stated intent to extend this policy to two years of fees-free study by 2021 and three years by 2024.

In a further boost, from next year, student allowances will be increased by $50 per week. The amount students can borrow as Living Costs under the student loan scheme will also increase by $50 per week.

Under the new fees-free policy, all New Zealand students who finish school in 2017, or will finish school during 2018, qualify for a year of free provider-based tertiary education or industry training up to a cap of $12,000 per year.

The policy will also benefit those who aren’t school leavers. There are no age restrictions, and adults who have done half a full-time year of tertiary education or training may also qualify for fees-free.

Don’t miss out! For further information please get in touch with or alternatively give us a call on 0800 263 748.

Sharing is caring - Refer a Friend!

Sharing is caring - Refer a Friend!

Sharing is caring! Tell your mates about AMES

And if they successfully enrol in an AMES course in 2018 you will receive a $100 Prezzy Card.

AMES is a leading IT education provider in New Zealand, one which prides itself on delivering international qualifications to a premium standard. AMES graduates are work ready and fast tracked into an industry that is showing growth across all specialities.

From a Certificate in IT Essentials to a Bachelor of Creative Software, there are many study options to choose from.

Referral reward available to all Animation College and AMES students, however enrolling student must be enrolled in an AMES course.

Animation College Graduate Exhibition 2017

Animation College Graduate Exhibition 2017

Animation College is hosting a 2017 Graduate Exhibition this December.

Come along to see student work at its finest, including 2D/3D Animation, 3D Sculptures, Video Games and Digital Art. You can even try your hand at VR experiences created by students.

Exhibitors will include students from the Bachelor of Animation, Diploma in Digital Media and Diploma in Applied Animation.

Friday 8th December - Opening Night
Industry Only - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Open Entry (Public) - 7:30 - 10:00pm

Saturday 9th December - Open Day
Open Entry (Public) - 9:00am - 2:00pm

34 Shaddock Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland 1021
Industry Connect Building.

Graduation of Ames Students


This months we celebrated the graduation of our AMES students from the following programs:

  • The Diploma of Computing and Network Support,
  • The Diploma of Distributed Software,
  • The Diploma of Cloud Technology,
  • The Certificate of Computer Technical and Client Support,
  • The Certificate of Window Server Administration,
  • The Certificate in Networking Device Administration and Support,
  • The Certificate in SQL Server and Administration Support,
  • The Certificate in Windows Software Development,
  • The Certificate in Web Software Development.
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After the HOD ICT opened the graduation our guest speaker Shailan Patel from MYOB addressed the students and their families. His speech was followed by two lecturers, Mathew Aggus and Dominic Westall. At the end, one of the graduates, Donald Penn talked about his journey at AMES IT. Many of the graduates have already secured jobs, and the ones who are still looking will get all the support we can give them to do so and start a new, successful career.


BCS students @ AMES IT visit Scarlet City Studios in Auckland

The students enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Software got to visit the Scarlet City Studios in Auckland on the 15th of May together with some of the students enrolled in the Bachelor of Animation from the Animation College. With AMES IT being part of the Animation College, students have the opportunity to work and study alongside animators and artists from the other department of the school. 

At Scarlet City Studios our students were taken on a tour by Paul Dunn. The focus was to try and demonstrate how people from an IT and from an artistic/animation background can work together in the same business to create a successful product. This is only one of the many objectives that we provide for students during their Bachelor of Creative Software programme. For more info on this programme, please click here.

For more information on Scarlet City Studios please visit their site:


When you google Big Data this is what will come up


extremely large data sets that may be analysed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behaviour and interactions.

"much IT investment is going towards managing and maintaining big data"

Shailan from MYOB came and gave a presentation on BIG Data on the 11th of May 2017 at AMES IT to our students and staff.

He talked about the perspective of his business on AI and Big Data and their vision on how to move forward into the future. Many big companies nowadays see themselves as technology companies, e.g. ASB Bank and Mastercard, and by utilising Big Data and AI techniques they can recognise patterns of human behaviour, such as spending or fraud.  

"BIG Data" is definitely a growing sector in the future, certainly something to keep in mind for a future career.

AMES IT Students win a Trophy at the MYOB Hack Days

Our BCS students won $300 and a trophy at the MYOB hack day yesterday! We are very proud of them!

14 students from AMES IT and Auckland University were involved in the MYOB hack days on the 3rd and 4th of May 2017. For more information please check: