South Auckland Campus

The University now has a brand-new campus in central Manukau, from where we will continue to provide high-quality, local education for South and East Aucklanders, and strengthen relationships with schools and the community.

We were the first University to operate in South Auckland, establishing a presence in Otara in 1999, in partnership with Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT).

Building on 20 years’ experience in delivering the Bachelor of Education (Teaching), we are also offering preparation programmes and in the future will offer other programmes and courses from our new location in the heart of South Auckland.

University of Auckland students living locally can use the space for informal study, and all students have access to study-support services.

South Auckland Campus

Our location

We’re busy renovating our new campus, which will be open on 24 February 2020, in readiness for Semester One teaching. The campus is located at 6 Osterley Way in central Manukau, close to the Manukau train station and bus station, the public library, and retail outlets. The Campus will be open from 8am to 8pm on weekdays, and from 12pm to 6pm on weekends.

From 6 January 2020 those who are applying, or enrolling for further study, at the University can access dedicated support and advice from advisers and staff based at the University’s temporary location, Te Haa o Manukau Innovation Hub at 2 Osterley Way, Manukau. 

Opening hours for our temporary location are: 

  • 6-10 January 10am–4pm 
  • 13 January to 21 February 8.30am - 4.30pm 

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Study in South Auckland

Study in the community you love while attending New Zealand’s leading university. 

Become a primary teacher 

Inspire young people with a love of learning. As a primary teacher, you will teach a wide range of subject areas and share your passion for learning across the curriculum.

Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary specialisation

Prepare for degree-level study

This intensive one-year, full-time programme will help you gain the skills and confidence you need for successful tertiary study.

Tertiary Foundation Certificate — Education and Social Work pathway

Get back into study 

If you are over 20 years of age, thinking of starting your first degree but don’t have formal qualifications, New Start offers a 12-week part-time pathway into University study.

New Start 

Support services and study facilities for local students

Our South Auckland Student Hub is there for all local University of Auckland students, providing access to academic and personal support, and administration services. Our on-site team will be able to help you with:

  • Application and enrolment advice
  • Assignment drop-off
  • Provision of campus cards 
  • Access to University library resources
  • Learning support, provided through Libraries and Learning Services and Tuākana mentors
  • Access to City Campus counselling, health and other pastoral support services
  • Referral to specialist academic advice

A space and a place for study

Our student commons will be open for self-study during standard teaching hours as well as evenings and weekends.

Depending on the programme you’re studying and your personal interests, you’ll also be able to attend workshops, support groups, tutorial groups and discussion groups, as well as interact with local community groups.

Equipping you to succeed

You’ll be able to borrow a laptop to use on-site and have access to University wifi and networks.

We’ll also have printing and scanning facilities that all students will be able to use.

Meet our students and graduates

We have a reputation for producing outstanding graduates — many of whom continue to contribute to the lives of children in South Auckland communities.

Find out what students studying at our South Auckland campus have to say about their programmes and what our graduates are up to now.

Meet our students and graduates