Cornell Institute of Business and Technology, New Zealand

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Cornell Institute of Business and Technology, New Zealand

Overview

The Cornell Institute of Business and Technology, located in the city of Auckland New Zealand, is one of the city's popular private education providers. Being a category 1 institution (as accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority – NZQA) students are assured high quality education in an environment that promotes personal growth and great opportunities for students. With a wide range of available programs, students are free to choose to specialize in a profession that suits their talents, individual skills and abilities.

“Ako”, in Te Reo Māori, means both to learn and to teach. This expresses the essence of TCEG’s philosophy of learning and teaching. Good learning takes place when an effective partnership is created between learners and lecturers.

CIBT offers programs that coincide with the demand for such jobs in New Zealand. Students can choose to pursue a career in Language (English), Business, Computing, Cookery, and Hospitality. Cornell is also registered Prometrics Centre where Microsoft Certification Examinations can be undertaken as well as Pearson Vie Centre where CISCO Certification Examinations can be undertaken.  English courses are also available for students who wish to improve speaking the language and also review sessions for the IELTS.

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Why Study in Cornell Institute of Business and Technology

  • You'll be happy to know that Cornell Institute of Business and Technology has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students administrated by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority(NZQA). Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the NZQA.
  • With CIBT, your tuitions fees are protected.  All student’s fees(except for short courses) are deposited in the government owned public trust account administered by NZ Public Trust. The fees are released on a pro rate basis from this trust account in accordance with an agreed monthly schedule based on tuition delivered and until the completion of the programme.
  • One of the more notable programs of Cornell Institute of Business and Technology to assist student is the iCareer program which assists student when it comes to preparing for a job and how to build up a career. The goal of iCareer is to develop students in preparation for the workforce and establish a strong and well respected reputation as a hospitality, business, or IT professional.  iCareer includes classes on interview tips, resume and cover letter writing, career counseling, and job search matching opportunities and vacancies with prospective employers to name a few.
  • If you don't know anyone in Auckland, that's fine. CIBT arranges airport pick-up for new students for a fee charge of NZD90.  Students will be greeted by Cornell staff members, and will take them to their home-stay family and help them get settled.
  • And as it may be your first time to study overseas, CIBT holds a comprehensive orientation for new student prior to the commencement of their courses. CIBT's friendly staff will take you through an orientation programme to help you gain an understanding of Auckland and new issues to be faced as an international student.
  • CIBT also arranges homestay through its recognized homestay agents but you must provide a minimum of 4 weeks notice.
  • And after graduating, the Cornell Education Group can provide visa application guidance  upon request and process your Open Work Permit (Job Search Permit/Visa) at the campus. 
  • Don't know what medical and travel insurance to take?  Cornell offers a comprehensive insurance policy through Inter Global Insurance, which is automatically included in your fees schedule unless you provide the institute with details of an alternative policy.
  • Free internet: free internet for use while you're on campus!

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Campuses

The Cornell Education Group has a couple of campuses in Auckland.  The Main Campus of Cornell Institute of Business and Technology or CIBT, is located at 150 Hobson Street.  Auckland City Hotel is very near the Main Campus, perfect for your visiting family members!  Hobson Street is in the heart of Auckland's entertainment and business district with easy access to motorways. 

Hobson Street is about 5 to 10 minutes away from Sky Tower, Aotea Square (where sometimes markets and festivals are held), Civic Theatre, Q Theatre which are all within the vicinity CIBT's second campus is. This CIBT campus is located at 1360 Queen Street.

A third campus which is off the business and entertainment centres of Auckland is the Panmure Campus is at 108 Queens Road, Panmure, near the Panmure Medical Centre.

If you'd like to study outside Auckland, then try CIBT's Tauranga Campus! Scenic Tauranga is perfect for you if you are interested in outside sports, beaches.  This campus is at 46 Spring Street, Tauranga.  The Tauranga Campus offers the following programs:

Currently, Cornell Education Group offers the following courses in Tauranga Campus:

  • Cornell Diploma in Business Studies Level 7
  • New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 5 with strands in Accounting and Leadership & Management
  • New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 6 with strands in Accounting and Leadership & Management
  • Diploma in Information Technology Management Level 7

And finally, Wilkinson's English Language School can be found at 257 Lincoln Road, Addington, Christchurch.

Before you finalize where you intend to study, check with us first! Not all campuses carry the same programs.

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Faculties & Departments

The programmes of Cornell Insitute of Business and Technology (CIBT) can be categorized as:

  • Business
  • Computing
  • Cookery
  • English
  • Hospitality
  • Health Care
  • Short courses

Want to know if you'll make it to the remaining Intake Dates in 2016?  Check the following:

Term One / Semester One 2016
   Business, Computing, Cookery, Hospitality
   25 January 2016

Term Two 2016

  Business, Computing   Cookery, Hospitality
  11 April 2016   18 April 2016

Term Three / Semester Two 2016

  Business, Computing   Cookery, Hospitality
  27 June 2016   11 July 2016

Term Four 2016

  Business, Computing   Cookery, Hospitality
  12 September 2016   3 October 2016

Summer School 2016

  Business, Computing, Cookery, Hospitality
  21 November 2016

 

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Academic Programs

 

Cost of Living in New Zealand

The expenses quoted below are in New Zealand Dollar currency. 

Expenses * Auckland Rotorua Wellington
Apartment, 1BR in City Centre 1,747.77 1,075.00 1,648.32
Apartment, 1BR outside of City Centre 1,418.46 850.00 1,120.84
Basic utilities e.g. electricity, heating water, garbage for an 85 sq.m. apartment 192.91 170.00 161.75
Internet, 10Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL 85.31 87.50 82.65
Regular Milk, 1 liter 2.53 2.60 2.83
White Rice, 1 kg. 3.00 2.93 3.09
Loaf of Fresh White Bread, 500 g. 2.44 2.44 2.25
Eggs, 1 dozen 4.61 4.83 4.66
Chicken Breasts, Boneless and Skinless, 1 kg. 13.68 17.02 13.80
Beef Round, 1 kg. 17.36 18.16 14.92
Onion, 1 kg. 3.01 2.93 2.51
Potato, 1 kg 3.19 3.00 2.65
Tomato, 1 kg. 5.86 5.62 5.09
Banana, 1 kg. 3.02 2.99 3.25
Apples, 1 kg. 3.73 3.49 3.19
Water, 1.5 liter bottle 2.03 1.50 1.42
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 18.00 15.50
McMeal at McDonalds (or equivalent Combo Meal) 11.00 12.00 10.00
Cappuccino, regular 4.49 4.56 4.39
Monthly Pass, Regular Price 200.00 40.00 150.00
Gasoline, 1 liter 1.90 1.82 2.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6I 97kW Comfort or Equivalent New Carn 32,075.38 30,990 29,336.25
Cinema, International Release 1 Seat 18.00 17.00 15.00
Pair of Jeans, Levis 501 or Similar 98.69 99.33 105.35
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M) 64.58 67.00 70.93
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes, Mid-Range 133.97 150.00 144.86
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 150.48 178.00 181.54

 

* Source of data is http://www.numbeo.com/ as of November 4, 2017

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Wages & Salaries in New Zealand

The adult minimum wage: 

  • Applies to all employees aged 16 and over who are not starting-out workers or trainees, and all employees who are involved in supervising or training other employees.
  • The adult gross minimum wage is NZ$15.75 an hour which is:
    • NZ$126.00 for an 8-hour day or;
    • NZ$630.00 for a 40-hour week or;
    • NZ$1,260.00 for a 80-hour fortnight.

The starting-out wage.  Applies to starting-out workers. Starting-out workers are:

  • 16- and 17-year-old employees who have not yet completed six months of continuous employment with their current employer OR:
  • 18- and 19-year-old employees who have been paid a specified social security benefit for six months or more, and who have not yet completed six months continuous employment with any employer since they started being paid a benefit. Once they have completed six months continuous employment with a single employer, they will no longer be a starting-out worker, and must be paid at least the adult minimum wage rate OR;
  • 16- to 19-year-old employees who are required by their employment agreement to undertake industry training for at least 40 credits a year in order to become qualified.

The Starting-out minimum wage is NZ$12.60 per hour which is:

  • NZ$100.80 for an 8-hour day or;
  • NZ$504.00 for a 40-hour week or;
  • NZ$1,008.00 for an 80-hour fortnight.

The training minimum wage applies to employees aged 20 years or over who are doing recognised industry training involving at least 60 credits a year as part of their employment agreement, in order to become qualified.

Employers and employees may agree to any wage rate as long as it is not less than the applicable minimum wage rate. Starting-out workers must be paid at least the minimum starting-out wage rate, and trainees over 20 years of age must be paid at least the training minimum wage rate.

A small number of people hold an exemption from the minimum wage.

The minimum rates that apply to starting-out workers, and employees on the training minimum wage (before tax), are:

  • NZ$12.60 an hour; which is:
    • NZ$100.80 for an 8-hour day or;
    • NZ$504.00 for a 40-hour week or;
    • NZ$1,008.00 for an 80-hour fortnight.
  • Employees have to be paid at least the minimum hourly wage rate for any extra time worked over eight hours a day or over 40 hours a week or 80 hours per fortnight.

The information above was taken from https://www.employment.govt.nz/, last accessed on November 4, 2017

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