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Proud of our strong reputation as the region's leader in providing quality applied tertiary training that is relevant and essential to industry needs, we recognise and appreciate that so much of our success is due to the quality and expertise of our staff.

As Canterbury prepares for the biggest rebuild in New Zealand's history following a significant earthquake event in February 2011, CPIT staff will continue to play a vital role in supporting the growth and revitalisation of Christchurch.

It is our role to ensure we continue to deliver relevant training to meet industry needs and in doing so, support, teach and develop well educated skilled people, ready to apply their skills, knowledge and practical learning experiences into successful careers withing their chosen industry.

We aim to attract and attain a high calibre of industry experienced people who believe in transforming a great learning experience into an amazing future for individuals, businesses and our communities.

With two modern campuses (Madras Street Campus and CPIT Trades), 1300 staff and a progressive outlook, we provide our staff and students purpose built facilities and a thriving cultural and social hub for our Christchurch community.

Overall we provide a genuinely challenging and exciting education environment which demands a high level of responsiveness to meet the diverse needs of staff, students, employers and our region. All of which makes CPIT a truly dynamic and engaging place to work.

Turn your industry experience into teaching expertise

If you have extensive industry skills and experience, but no formal teaching qualifications, you still might like to teach and pass on your expertise. At CPIT we have an in-house Centre for Educational Development and can teach you to teach while you're on the job teaching others.

Workforce restrictions for children's workforce

If you have a criminal conviction, and you are studying (or considering studying) toward a qualification that will lead to a job in the state funded sector (including teaching or providing youth services) working directly with children, you will need to check whether your conviction could prevent you from working in some roles in your chosen field. 

This is because new legislation, the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014, will prevent state sector agencies and government-funded service providers from hiring people with convictions for "specified offences" to work with children in some roles. The restrictions came into effect on July 1 2015.

This information has been supplied by the Children's Action Plan Directorate and the Tertiary Education Commission.