Why choose the University of Auckland's South Auckland Campus?
Study what you love, alongside the communities you love in South Auckland.
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.
* 2022 QS World University Rankings by subject
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.
The campus is located in the heart of Manukau and is just a short walk from Manukau public transport hubs.
Car parking near the South Auckland Campus:
- Manukau Station Road car parks (maximum $7)
- Ronwood Ave car park (maximum $8)
- Limited pay-by-plate parking is also available on Putney Way, Ronwood Avenue, Davies Avenue, Amersham Way and Osterley Way for $1 per hour up to a maximum of $5.