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To be a relevant, contemporary and vibrant contributor to individual and community prosperity throughout Canterbury by improving access, extending the range of programmes and services and by being a destination for national and international students.

Ara Institute of Canterbury is recognised as one of New Zealand's leading tertiary institutes. Specialising in applied, vocational and professional training, Ara has an impressive history of innovation and academic success.

Each year around 25,000 students enrol at Ara campuses throughout the Canterbury region in order to excel in their chosen field or to qualify for further study either in New Zealand or in their home country. International students make up 12% of students at Ara and more than fifty different nationalities are represented among staff and students at Ara.

All Ara programmes - whether foundation, certificate, diploma, degree or graduate diploma - have a strong emphasis on work-integration and are
structured on the requirements of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

Ara Institute of Canterbury's desire for educational excellence is single-minded, and its delivery is world-class. The institute empowers students with work-ready skills, and gives them the tools and confidence to succeed in their chosen career, anywhere in the world.

Ara is proud of its strong reputation among New Zealand educational institutes and so much of its success is due to the quality and expertise of its staff. Management is committed to encouraging staff growth within their roles, and participation in ongoing training and development relevant to their needs.
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