Established in 1991, AMES is one of New Zealand’s leading IT education providers. It has been our mission to train our students in international qualifications (Microsoft, CISCO, CompTIA) so our graduates are successfully employed in their chosen IT career in New Zealand and throughout the world.

In 2015, AMES was purchased by Animation College New Zealand Ltd, a New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) registered and accredited provider (PTE registration no. 9324).

Animation College New Zealand Ltd is a Category One provider, established in 1989. It is the only creative educational institution to teach Animation at Diploma and Bachelor’s degree level with the first Bachelor of Animation with Honours developed for delivery from 2015.

Animation College New Zealand Ltd operates as two brands, Animation College and AMES – The Institute of IT.

Animation College, as the registered PTE, awards all of the qualifications that are offered by AMES - The Institute of IT. All programmes are New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) approved.