Welcome to Aspire2 International Tauranga
I warmly welcome you to Aspire2 International’s Tauranga Campus, located in the heart of Tauranga city in the magnificent Bay of Plenty. Our campus is an easy walk to the stunning waterfront at The Strand and just a short drive from the famous Mt. Maunganui, which is known as ‘paradise’ by the locals and voted as New Zealand’s best beach.
Aspire2 International Tauranga is home to our family of dedicated tutors, support staff, local community members - and of course our highly-valued students. We consider our students’ happiness, safety and well-being as fundamental to their learning journey, and we pride ourselves on providing high quality teaching and programme delivery in a supportive and caring environment.
If you enjoy interactive learning and want to build your knowledge and a career in Business and Management, Information Technology, Health Services Management or Hospitality, you have come to the right place. Our experienced team of teachers and staff will work with you to ensure your educational, social and developmental needs are met. Not only that, but you’ll get to enjoy what we believe is the best lifestyle in the country!
Known for its warm climate, safe environment and relaxed vibe, Tauranga has a regular line-up of exciting events and family festivals. The liveliest city in the Bay of Plenty, it sits right on the water’s edge, offering the ultimate playground for surfing, kayaking, fishing and swimming. More of a land lover? Don’t worry, there are plenty of other adventures waiting for you here, from biking and hiking, to camping and even hang gliding.
If you are looking for a destination that offers top-quality study programmes and an unrivalled lifestyle, come and join us here at Aspire2 International in Tauranga.
We look forward to meeting you and having you as part of our family!
We offer the following NZQA-accredited programmes at our Tauranga Campus:
- New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 5
- New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 6
- Diploma in Business Level 7
- Diploma in Health Service Management Level 7
IT & Computing
- New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support Level 5
- New Zealand Diploma in Systems Administration Level 6
- New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 5
- New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 6
English Language Programmes
- High-quality and well-equipped classrooms
- Comfortable lounge area
- Student café and kitchen (microwaves, bread toaster, water dispensers)
- Study area
- Courtyard with BBQ grills
- Parking for bicycles
- Student computers and printers
- WiFi connection
Tauranga is New Zealand’s fifth largest city with an estimated population of 125,000. Tauranga is also the economic hub of the Western Bay of Plenty. Many National and International business are based here offering lots of job opportunities. The Port of Tauranga is the country’s largest export port. Tauranga is extremely well positioned geographically with easy access to all major New Zealand cities. With fantastic weather, good quality of life, job opportunities and being more affordable than major New Zealand cities. Tauranga is a popular destination for work and study.
To find out more about our fabulous Tauranga visit the i-SITE Visitor Centre on 95 Willow St, Tauranga, 3110 or check out these links:
144-146 Durham Street,
Tauranga Central 3110
Business hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Weekdays) / Closed (Weekends)
Aspire2 International Tauranga is conveniently located at 144- 146 Durham Street in central Tauranga, close to a wide range of accommodation, food and public transport options.
What Our Students Say
Theresa Buenaflor, Business graduate, Aspire2 International, Tauranga
“I loved studying at Aspire2 International Tauranga campus. It felt like a home away from home, like a second family. I loved the structured and research based learning, the interactive games we played in class, this is very different from studying back home. Even the tutors helped create some special bonding moments with the class when we went out for lunch together. Studying in Tauranga has been a wonderful experience for me.”
Arushi, Business graduate, Aspire2 International, Tauranga
Arushi describes Aspire2 International Tauranga as a “golden time”; where “lots of positive things happened “this is where I challenged myself constantly to do better, try new things, do things that get me out of my comfort zone and work my way up to becoming a manager. I am thankful to my parents and God for supporting me through my journey and with my experiences at Aspire2 International I never expected it to be that great, so thank you”
Raman Ghotra, IT graduate, Aspire2 International, Tauranga
“I love Tauranga and Aspire2 International. I have good class mates, great tutors and have had the opportunity to be on the student council and a class representative”.
Srijana, Hospitality graduate, Aspire2 International, Tauranga
“I have a very nice bond with my tutors they love me and I love them a lot. I love the practicals in our programme, love the music, the fun classes, visiting different restaurants and knowing about their cuisines visiting the Novotel in Rotorua and also going on a wine tasting trip to Katikati. I am so happy and grateful for these experiences”
Frequently Asked Questions
Want to know more about studying at Aspire2 International in Tauranga?
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?
Bayhopper is the public transport service that operates buses in Tauranga. You can get a baybus smartride card from the bus or visit the nearest Tauranga I-site located at 95 Willow Street, Tauranga. The smartride card cost you only $10.00 and you can use it for your transportation. You may visit the website at https://www.baybus.co.nz/ for more details.
The bus exchange is on Willow Street, a ten-minute walk from campus (vice versa).
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.
- Appletree Backpacker - 47 Maxwells Road, Otumeotai, Tauranga (25-minute walk)
- Harbourside Backpacker - 105 The Strand (10-minute walk)
- Tauranga Central Backpackers - 52/64 Willow Street (10-minute walk)
- Arthouse Backpackers - 102 Cameron Road (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 Tauranga is between $120 and $180 inclusive 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-wa...
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 - 618 Cameron Road (15-minute walk)
- PAK'nSAVE - 476 Cameron Road (15-minute walk)
What if I need a doctor?
There are several medical centres in Tauranga. Accident and HealthCare is a 10-minute walk from the campus and City Centre Medical a 10-minute walk.
- 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! Tauranga City Library is on the corner of Tauranga I-Site, Willow Street, 10 minute walk from the campus. It’s open from 9:00am-5:30pm Monday to Friday and 9:30am-4:00pm on Saturdays, and 11:30am-4:00pm on Sundays. You can visit the website at http://library.tauranga.govt.n... for more information.
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...