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The Cornell Education Group

The Cornell Education Group

New Zealand

The Cornell Education Group, a New Zealand tertiary provider with campuses in Auckland, Tauranga and Christchurch, offers a range of programs including English Language, Information Technology, Business, Marketing and Cookery courses.


Looking for a tertiary provider in New Zealand offering quality education at reasonable fees?  

Check out The Cornell Education Group or TCEG, consisting of three schools:

  • Cornell Institute of Business and Technology or CIBT;
  • Professional Business and Restaurant School or PBRS;
  • Wilkinson's English Language School or WELS.

Committed to providing high quality education and professional training, TCEG understandably enjoys an excellent reputation for delivering high quality courses over a long period of time. 

Why Study in The Cornell Education Group

All three colleges of The Cornell Education Group or TCEG, including Cornell Institute of Business and Technology, have agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students that is administrated by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority(NZQA).  Rest assured that not only are your tuitions fees protected but also your rights as an international student in New Zealand!

In addition, consider enrolling in TCEG for the following reasons:

  • Get to choose campuses from several locations:
    • Three in Auckland, two of which are in the CBD centre
    • One in Tauranga and;
    • One in Christchurch.
  • A multicultural learning environment to enrich your learning experience while at TCEG;  
  • Staff members and TCEG Officers coming from a variety of cultural backgrounds, are on hand to provide support with your studies;
  • The existence of a complimentary job search centre called iCareer that helps you prepare for job search after you have completed your studies;
  • A very high pass rate that is normally well above 90%;
  • TCEG can arrange the following airport pick-up for you at a reasonable fee provided give the staff advance notice:

TCEG's commitment to its students remains the same: to help you achieve your personal best. 


The Cornell Education Group has three campuses in Auckland:

  • The Main Campus of Cornell Institute of Business and Technology is at 150 Hobson Street.  Auckland City Hotel is very near the Main Campus, perfect for your visiting family members!  Hobson Street is
  • 1360 Queen Street which is very near Hobson Street, 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, and Q Theatre.
  • 108 Queens Road, Panmure near the Panumure Medical Centre.  This third campus is off the business and entertainment centres of Auckland.

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.  

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.

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

Academic Programs

Wages and Salaries in New Zealand

Wages and 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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