Why choose the University of Auckland's South Auckland Campus?

Study what you love, alongside the communities you love in South Auckland.

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The best place to study teaching in South Auckland

The Faculty of Education and Social Work has been offering primary teaching programmes in South Auckland for over 20 years and has a reputation for producing outstanding graduates - many of whom continue to contribute to the lives of children in South Auckland communities.

Our close partnerships with local primary schools mean that students can experience a range of education environments and start building crucial relationships with teachers and leaders in schools to prepare for their successful teaching career.

We are ranked #1 for the Education as a subject and are the leading university in New Zealand*. By choosing to study with the Faculty of Education and Social Work in South Auckland, you can be confident you will earn a qualification that is highly respected and recognised by employers in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas.

* 2023 QS World University Rankings by subject

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What you can study at Tai Tonga

Want to become a great Primary Teacher? The Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary programme offers innovative and practical teaching and learning experiences to prepare you for your teaching career.

If you need extra support to begin your degree-level study, the Tertiary Foundation Certificate is a great option to improve your study skills and gain confidence to get started on your journey.

If you already hold a bachelors degree and are looking for a flexible study option to study teaching, our Online Graduate Diploma in Teaching could be for you.

Be part of our learning whānau

Here at our Tai Tonga Campus we offer a supportive learning environment for all learners, whether you are a school leaver or returning to study after a break. Tai Tonga Campus is a close-knit diverse community campus where class sizes are small and where you will be surrounded by supportive teachers, mentors and fellow students.

Modern learning facilities

Our campus is equipped with modern teaching and meeting rooms and staff-and-student-common rooms. You will have an access to University wi-fi and networks, laptops for on-site use and printing facilities.

Great location

The campus is located in the heart of Manukau and is just a short walk from Manukau public transport hubs.

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