AMES - The Institute of IT is part of New Education Group, New Zealand’s leading independent provider of vocational training.


New world. New opportunities. New Education Group.

In a world that’s constantly changing, it pays to keep a close eye on the future.  At New Education Group we offer an innovative and dynamic range of study courses in Hospitality, Tourism, Creative Industries, Information technology, Business, Services, Trades, and Health.

We deliver the latest skills, the most industry-relevant qualifications and the very best employment support - it’s our job to make sure every one of our students graduate work ready and world ready. 

At New Education Group our goal is the same as yours. We’re here to help you take on the world.


New Zealand Management Academies (NZMA)
NSIA The Professional Hospitality Academy
Academy NZ
The New Zealand College of Massage (NZCM)
New Zealand Institute of Sport (NZIS)
New Zealand School of Tourism (NZST)
Elite International School of Beauty & Spa Therapies
Cut Above Academy
Yoobee School of Design
Ames – The Institute of IT
Animation College
South Seas Film & Television School
Design & Arts College of New Zealand (D&A)


New Education Group is not your regular group of vocational colleges! All our providers are Category 1 - NZQA’s highest possible ranking. That makes us the largest collection of Category 1 schools in the country. We are also part of the ACG Education Group, New Zealand’s leading independent provider of educational services, educating over 17,000 students each year across three countries.

New Education Group has dynamic campuses, each specialising in training for distinct, high-demand industries. Our practical programmes are developed with industry consultation, to ensure students graduate with the skills today’s employers want. Our tutors come direct from the industries they teach, classes are small, and the learning environment is fun and supportive. Each of our fit-for-purpose campuses features niche authentic training environments, enabling students to master practical skills for their chosen professions.

Sustainable employment is the ultimate goal. Employment skills are embedded into our programmes and many courses include work experience opportunities or internships. Our Careers teams and campus staff provide free employment support to students and graduates, and we have an extensive network of industry partnerships. Our students gain the right skills and the most industry-relevant qualifications – and we place eighty percent of them into careers each year!

At New Education Group we empower our students to carve their own paths in today’s rapidly changing world.