Nelson Campus

For more than 100 years, the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) has been proudly providing high-quality education throughout Te Tauihu.
Nelson campus

Welcome to the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)

Located in a place where the beauty of Aotearoa New Zealand has been distilled into a single destination, Nelson, Tasman is one of the most desirable places in the world to live, learn and work.

NMIT is the region’s leading tertiary provider, carrying out teaching and learning at four campus’s located throughout the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions. 

Offering over 100 programmes at certificate, diploma and degree level, NMIT’s extensive range of flexible learning options cater for learners from all walks of life.

Throughout many of our programmes, students regularly connect with local businesses, researchers, industry experts and potential employers. Combined with our close industry ties, this enables us to help students gain work placements, apprenticeships and scholarships.

The Nelson Campus is located near the city’s vibrant centre and is just a short five-minute walk to café’s, craft breweries, sustainable grocers, bakeries and great shopping, and art galleries. Surrounded by parks and close to many walking and biking tracks, the garden like campus is the perfect location to choose for your learning journey. 

Te Pūkenga (external link)

On 1 April 2020, NMIT was subsumed into New Zealand Institute of Skills & Technology alongside the 15 other Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs). 


  • Library
  • On-campus student parking
  • Childcare
  • Recreation centre
  • Sports courts and Astroturf sports area

Ake Ake Café

Situated in the NMIT Student Centre, Café Ake Ake offers great coffee and a wide range of snacks and meals at affordable prices.

Opening hours

Monday – Thursday 7.00am – 3.30pm

Friday 7.00am – 3pm

(Closed public and statutory holidays, and during semester breaks.)

Finding Accommodation

There are a variety of accommodation options available for students.
Nikau Apartments(external link)

Private board or flatting

Feeling more independent? Join an established flat or live with a local Nelson family.

Our accommodation notice board in the Student Centre is where you will find other students advertising for a flatmate, local people advertising a room for a boarder and other local accommodation opportunities.

Also check out local papers such as the Nelson Mail or Buy Sell Swap and websites like Trade Me.

Local backpackers

If you need immediate accommodation, there are several backpacker style accommodation options that are just a few minutes walk from our Nelson campus. Learn more(external link).

Homestay accommodation

Live with a local family in Nelson or Marlborough in your own furnished room. Some international students prefer homestay accommodation because they use English at home every day with their host family.

Visit Host Families NZ(external link)

Public Services

Students and the general public can make use of the campus’s on-site training salons for hair, beauty and body therapy.

The Rata Room serves café and restaurant style food created and served by our hospitality and cookery students.

Biking to and from campus is a breeze and safe with the Nelson cycleways or by public transport - NBus.(external link)

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