Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology was formed when the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic in Tauranga and the Rotorua-based Wairariki Polytechnic merged in 2016

Toi Ohomai operates five main campuses across Rotorua, Tauranga, Taupō, Tokoroa, and Whakatāne, and has almost seventy course delivery sites throughout the Bay of Plenty and South Waikato.

Over 150 courses on offer plus the chance to go to further study

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology offers over 150 full-time or short courses.

These range from free bridging and foundation programmes to get you underway to full degrees offered in partnership with other institutions such as the University of Waikato and AUT.

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology's partnerships with other tertiary institutions mean you can study overseas for part of your degree course, or even that you can study the three years of AUT’s Bachelor of Sport and Recreation programme from Toi Ohomai's Tauranga campus.

Toi Ohomai's faculties and the subjects they cover

  • Faculty Of Business, Management, and Legal Studies

    • Business and Management, Business Administration, Legal Studies, Real Estate, Level 2 Computing  
  • Faculty Of Community Wellbeing And Development

    • Sport and Recreation, Aged Care, Community Health and Health Care, Health and Safety, Te Reo, Tikanga, Māori Governance, English, Foundation and Bridging, ACE
  • Faculty Of Education, Health, Nursing, and Social Services

    • Social Work, Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Nursing
  • Faculty Of Engineering, Creative, Technology, and Infrastructure

    • Construction Management, Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Architectural Technology, Engineering, Computing, Art, Design, Fashion, Music and Performance, Media Studies
  • Faculty Of Primary Industries, Science And Environment

    • Agriculture, Marine, Environment, Fishing and Maritime, Horticulture, Vet Nursing and Animal Care,Forestry, Applied Science
  • Faculty Of Tourism, Hospitality, and Personal Services

    • Hospitality, Travel, Tourism, Cookery, Bakery, Restaurant Service, Hairdressing,Beauty services,Retail
  • Faculty Of Trades And Logistics

    • Construction, Automotive, Collision Repair, Electrical and Engineering trades, Manufacturing, Transport and Distribution,Logistics and Supply Chain Management 

You can also view al Toi Ohomai courses grouped by subject below

Student Accommodation

Tauranga: accomodation is provided through a number of student houses close to campus which are self-catered and shared (with 3-4 others) houses which are managed by the Institute.

Rotorua: the Tangatarua Hall of Residence is right alongside the main Mokoia Campus and offers a range of accommodation options. 

Download the Tangatarua Hall of Residence handbook

Preference is given to first year students. Read about accommodation options for students, right across the region.

Helping you more: from starting courses to scholarships

Toi Ohomai has a strong focus on training and upskilling for Maori and Pafisika students. One example is their Te Ara Poutama scholarship providing courses at Certificate level to get you underway with your trade training.

There are a range of scholarships available to Toi Ohomai students to assist with the costs of your studies so these are definitely worth looking at. 

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology courses:



Animal Care


Architecture and Land Surveying





Beauty Therapy

Bridging and Foundation Skills


Business Administration and Technology


Business Management

Carpentry and Construction


Computing and IT



Culinary Arts, Baking and Hospitality


Educational Pathways


Electrotechnology and Electrical

Engineering and Welding


English Language


Environmental Management





Graphic Design



Health Care



Interior Design


Kaupapa Māori


Legal Studies

Marine Studies




Massage Therapy

Media Studies and Writing Courses


Music and Performing Arts



Occupational Health and Safety


Policing and the Defence Forces


Professional Mentoring

Real Estate




Road Transport, Warehousing and Logistics

Social Services


Sport and Recreation



Tourism and Travel


Wood Manufacturing


Youth Guarantee


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