The NZ School of Radio is based in one of the most popular holiday destinations in the country with the campus itself situated right in the heart of the Tauranga CBD.

The intensive 20 week course is a fast-track into the industry covering all areas of Media, but focusing on Radio covering – Announcing, Promotions, Advertising, Social Media, Video Editing, TV Presenting and more.


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The NZ School of Radio has two intakes per year; Semester 1 starts in late-January and Semester 2 late July.

We also offer 1 day taster courses designed to show you what’s ‘involved’ with being a radio announcer.

In Tauranga we limit the class size to just 15 which gives you more one-on-one time with the 20+ tutors & guest speakers that come into the school and more on-air time on the two radio stations on campus.


We have over 20 guest tutors and speakers that visit the school during the semester. You will learn from people who have been-there, done-that (including many of our amazing past students working in the industry today), and are willing to share their knowledge with you.

The myriad of guests that frequent the course will also make crucial radio industry contacts down the line, which will be beneficial in getting a job.

You will also get to meet all the stars of the NZ radio and TV industry

  • There isn’t a single broadcasting course I would recommend over the NZSOR. Hamish and the team genuinely want you to succeed and set you up with the opportunities right under the noses of eventual employers.

    George Smith – More FM
  • This industry is full of diverse and exciting opportunities if you’re prepared to put in the hard yards and the NZ School of Radio in Tauranga is perfect for guiding you down the right path.

    Simon Hampton – Freelance Journalist New York
  • If you work hard then you can bypass an expensive and long 3 year degree and go straight into the industry after just 20 weeks! They have amazing training and contacts in the industry.

    Hayley Bath – The Hits Wellington