Who is Ignite Colleges?

Ignite Colleges is a high-quality tertiary college delivering training that's practical, industry-relevant and focused on employment.

What sets us apart is the personal touch we offer to all our students. We know every student by name and we know their hopes and dreams for the future. We are committed to and motivated by supporting each of our students to achieve their personal and career goals. We are owned by Skills Consulting Group. For the last 30 years Skills has been delivering workplace training across 23 different industries. This means that together we can offer lifelong training and development opportunities for people, whether that takes place face to face, online or within the workplace.

If you are looking to upgrade your skills or try a new career path – we’ve got you covered.

Why Study with us?

At Ignite Colleges we dream big. And we’re here to help you dream big too! We have a strong reputation for providing excellent employment outcomes. That’s because we offer programmes focused on industries with high employment demand such as:

  • Healthcare
  • Early childhood education
  • Freight and logistics
  • Cookery
  • Hospitality
  • Police and defence force preparation
  • Security and
  • English with digital literacy.

NZQA Rating of Ignite Colleges


All our courses are accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and taught by industry experts. Ignite has the highest possible quality rating from NZQA.

We are a Category 1 provider - rated Highly Confident in Educational delivery and Highly Confident in Self Assessment of our programmes and programme delivery. That means that you are in good hands when you study with Ignite.

Our last review was in 2021. Read the full report

Code of Practice

Students studying in New Zealand are protected and supported by The Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021 (The Code).

The Code specifies the roles and responsibilities of education providers in ensuring learner wellbeing and achievement. Ignite Colleges is a signatory to The Code, and we try our best to ensure our students are learning in a safe and welcoming environment. we have conducted self-reviews on how well we are practicing the Code on a regular basis, you can refer to the latest report here.

If you have any queries, feel free to contact Ignite 0800 023 345 or visit NZQA website for more information on the Code: Tertiary and International Learners Code of Practice.

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.


Dream big





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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 2023 has been set at $200 (GST Inclusive) per full-time student for study less than 120 credits. Study of over 120 credits is set at $400 (GST inclusive).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. Read full document 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

Latest News

Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE)

What is RoVE? RoVE is the new government instituted Reform of Vocational Education. As part of RoVE, the role of supporting workplace-based learning is shifting from Transitional Industry Training Organisations (TITOs) to other providers, e.g. Te Pūkenga, private training establishments...

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Medals Come Thick and Fast for Ignite Hospitality Students
Medals Come Thick and Fast for Ignite Hospitality Students

Three talented Ignite Colleges students have made their mark on the national stage, each bringing home a medal from the prestigious 2017 NZ Hospitality Championships. The annual event is a calendar highlight for chefs and hospitality professionals keen to achieve...

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Hopeless to Hopeful
Hopeless to Hopeful

Teenage mum Shayde Tehira-Ngapuhi comes from the school of hard knocks - but with help from Ignite Colleges she has turned her life round and is now on the pathway to a successful hospitality career. Ignite has helped Shayde ‘Dream...

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Enrol with Ignite

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