Welcome to Aspire2 International Auckland

Auckland is rated the third most liveable city in the world in the 2017 Mercer Quality of Living Survey. We consistently rank as one of the best places to live, for our cleanliness, infrastructure, people and climate, and our huge variety of activities.

With 1.5 million people and counting, and home to a third of the country’s population, Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and one of our fastest growing. As New Zealand’s financial and economic powerhouse, we need skilled people to help us grow and there are opportunities in many sectors.

London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranked Auckland 18th in the world in its 2015/16 Best Student Cities survey. It looks at education quality, student mix and quality of living.

New Zealand's carefully designed education pathways and internationally recognised academic qualifications provide graduates with the skills to compete and succeed anywhere in the world.

Check out 10 more reasons why to choose to study in Auckland: https://www.aucklandnz.com/study-work-and-live/study/why-auckland

Campus Facilities

  • High-quality and well-equipped classrooms
  • Comfortable lounge area
  • Student café and kitchen (microwaves, bread toaster, water dispensers) 
  • Courtyard
  • Study area
  • Bicycle parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Student computers and printers
  • Student library


We offer the following NZQA-accredited programmes at our Auckland Campus:

Business Programmes

  • New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 5
  • New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 6
  • Diploma in Business Level 7 + BA (Hons) Business and Management UON
  • Diploma in Business Management Level 7 with specialisation in either: Small to Medium Enterprise or Information Technology or Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Management Level 7
  • Diploma in Technology Management Level 7
  • Diploma in Business Accounting Level 7 (ACCA: F1 –F9)
  • Diploma in Accounting Level 7

Health Management Programmes

  • Diploma in Health Services Management Level 7

IT & Computing Programmes

  • New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support Level 5
  • New Zealand Diploma in Systems Administration Level 6
  • Diploma in Computing Level 7 strands in Computer Networking & Software Development
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Level 7

Hospitality Management Programmes

  • New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 5
  • New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 6

Engineering Programmes

  • New Zealand Diploma in Engineering – Electrical Level 6
  • Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunications Level 7

English Language Programmes

  • General English
  • IELTS Preparation

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20 Hobson Street, 
Auckland 1010

Business Hours: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm (Monday - Saturday) /  Closed (Sunday)

Contact Number: 09 555 5400

Aspire2 International Auckland is conveniently located at 20 Hobson Street in central Auckland, close to a wide range of accommodation, food and public transport options.

Check out our Campus Galleries to see what it's like around campus.

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to know more about studying at Aspire2 International in Auckland? Check out these frequently asked questions:

What sort of student support will I get on campus?

We are here to ensure you get all the support you need to be successful and happy in your studies. We have several different teams on campus who can assist you in a variety of ways including:

  • Student Experience & Support Team – on hand to help with accommodation, payments, insurance, applying for IRD numbers, opening bank accounts and much more.
  • Pastoral Care Team – here to make sure you are safe and properly cared for. Aspire2 International is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, which is administered by New Zealand’s Ministry of Education to protect international students.
  • IT Support –  they create email IDs, issue laptops, provide printer/copy credentials, troubleshooting.
  • Registry & Academic Operations Team – help with supporting documents, visas and insurance, scholarship applications, attendance, payments, academic related inquiries and support.

How will I get to and from campus?

AT is the public transport service that operates buses, trains and ferries in Auckland. You can get an electronic ticket called an AT HOP from Britomart. at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/

Britomart Transport Centre is Auckland’s major transportation hub and is located within walking distance of the institute, in Commerce Street with side entrances on Galway Street and Tyler Street. at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/more-services/britomart/ 

What accommodation options do I have?

Tauranga offers a wide range of accommodation options for students including:

Hostels/backpackers – many students stay at a backpackers until they find permanent accommodation. There are several within walking distance of our campus.

  • Luau - 17 Albert Street (6-minute walk)
  • Nomads Auckland Backpackers - 16-20 Fort Street (10-minute walk)

Homestays – immerse yourself in Kiwi life living with a New Zealand family. All our homestay families have been inspected and approved by our accommodation agents. The cost is NZ$250 - $350 per week, including most meals, however many homestays are outside the central city, so transport costs will be higher.

Flatting – share a flat (an apartment or house) with others. You will usually have your own bedroom, but share the bathroom, kitchen, laundry and living areas. Average weekly rent in Auckland is between $150 and $200 plus expenses (electricity, WiFi etc.) or less if you share a bedroom. To see what is currently available take a look at: www.trademe.co.nz/flatmates-wanted

What are the local food options? 

There are numerous cafes, restaurants and food outlets within walking distance of campus, as well as two supermarkets and a shopping mall.

  • Countdown - 19/25 Victoria Street West (15-minute walk)
  • New World Metro - 125 Queen Street (5-minute walk)

What if I need a doctor?

There are several medical centres in Auckland. City Med is a 4-minute walk from campus and Auckland City Doctors is a 22-minute walk. Auckland City Hospital is just a short drive away.

  • South City Medical Centre - 398 Cameron Road, Tauranga 3110 | 07 578 6808 - Closes at 5:00pm
  • The Doctor’s Tauranga - 434 Devenport Road, Tauranga South | 07 928 8000 - Closes at 6:00pm

Is there a public library near the campus?

Yes! Central City Library is a short walk away at 44/46 Lorne Street. It’s open from 9am-8pm Monday to Friday and 10am-5pm on Saturdays (closed Sundays). You can join for free, just bring ID and proof of address - https://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/pages/join-the-library-adults.aspx

Do I need insurance?

International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand. It must include cover for student travel to and from New Zealand for the duration of time that the student is enrolled. We can arrange students' insurance through OrbitProtect (for more information go to www.orbitprotect.co.nz). For frequently asked questions about Orbit insurance check out this link - https://orbitprotect.com/en_NZ...

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