About Us

Who is Ignite Colleges?

Ignite Colleges is owned and managed by three New Zealanders with more than 30 years’ experience in the tertiary education sector. We have managed large colleges in Auckland and Hamilton. We know what it takes to run a high quality, employment focussed college that builds students’ confidence in their natural abilities and encourages them to raise their aspirations for their futures.

Why Study with us?

At Ignite Colleges we dream big. And we’re here to help you dream big too! We want you to be the best you can be, and we’ll support and encourage you every step of the way.

  • Our personal touch and family feel will put you at ease so you can unlock your potential
  • First-class facilities mean you’ll have everything you need to master practical, hands-on skills
  • Our inspiring tutors come direct from industry - they know what it takes to succeed and will switch your mind onto learning
  • We’re connected with New Zealand’s fastest growing industries and employers are lining up for our graduates

Together, we’ll Ignite your career!

NZQA Rating of Ignite Colleges


This is the highest ranking that can be given by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) in their External Evaluation Reviews (EER) and makes Ignite Colleges a category 1 provider.

NZQA awarded Ignite Colleges a Category 1 rating and his Highly Confident in both our educational performance and self-assessment processes.

Our last review was in 2017. Read the full report

Vision and Values

Our Vision for this college is: To develop the highest performing, inspirational tertiary college, offering programmes of study that lead to strong employment opportunities and a brighter and fulfilling future for our students and their families.


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Our cutting edge facilities, friendly, welcoming atmosphere and convenient central location make Ignite Colleges the ideal place to train for your new career. We are right by public transport so you don’t even need a car!

We are located at 98 Kerrs Road, Manukau.

How we support you

At Ignite Colleges we are here for you every step of the way. We will support and encourage you from the moment you enrol with us until after you graduate. We will even help you find a great job! Here at Ignite, we do everything in our power to help you become the best you can be.

Student Services Levy

The student services fee for 2021 has been set at $200 (GST Inclusive) per full-time student. The fee funds key services for students to assist their success, retention and overall well-being while studying at Ignite Colleges. All domestic students must pay the fee and can borrow the amount against their student loan. Full details here

Student Handbooks

This handbook includes the policies, procedures, rules and regulations of Ignite as well as information to assist you to settle into studying at Ignite.

Domestic Student Handbook

International Student Handbook

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Enrol with Ignite

Applying to study with us is easy. Make an appointment with us or complete our enquiry form.

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