NZ School of Radio is a friendly and diverse school where you can feel confident you’ve chosen a high-quality learning experience that will transform your life and equip you with solid industry-focused knowledge, combined with personal development, career support and employment skills. And the staff are here to help you every step of the way.
Please be aware you must be over 18 years of age at the time of enrolment and hold a valid visa to be accepted on our programmes.
The school is based in the sunny seaside holiday destination of Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty, which is on the North Island of New Zealand. The city has a population of around 120,000 and is split into two parts, which is connected by a bridge over the scenic inner harbour. Mount Manganui inflates by 50,000 people every summer with holiday goers flocking to our white sand beaches, whilst Tauranga is the commercial hub of the area with fantastic bars, restaurants, music, sporting and theatre venues and of course shopping.
The city is multi-cultural with a variety of ethnic groups and cultural events. This provides amazing opportunities for you to get involved with the community and spend time with like-minded people enjoying familiar experiences.
The school itself is conveniently nestled in the downtown hub of Tauranga surrounded by shops, restaurants, cafes, and libraries, all handy to public transport like the city bus, Uber and even electric scooters. The pristine waterfront is just around the corner – a popular spot to have lunch with your classmates or if you want to venture further, you could go for a swim or a surf in the crystal clear water at Mount Main beach in the summer!
The school is small, boutique and welcoming with an environment where you’ll instantly feel comfortable. We don’t have big lecture halls you can lost in, our classrooms are intimate and inclusive. When you study with us, you’re not just a number, but a part of our family. We look after each other and work hard towards common goals while forging friendships that can last a lifetime.
Our staff and tutors are hand-picked and all highly experienced in their specialist areas. They genuinely care about your learning experience while you’re at the school and even beyond that – keeping tabs on your evolving career as you find your place and make your way in the world. We have modern facilities and all the resources you’ll need while studying with two radio stations, two recording studios, healthcare equipment, classrooms, study rooms, and kitchens.