South Auckland Campus - Te Papa Ako o Tai Tonga

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

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

Address: 6 Osterley Way, Manukau
Hours: 8am-8pm weekdays, 12-6pm weekends

Parking, cycling and public transport

The campus is a short walk from Manukau public transport hubs. Secure bike parking will also be available.

Car parking near the South Auckland Campus

Study in South Auckland

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