About Cornell

Kia Ora.

Welcome to the Cornell Institute of Business and Technology

The Cornell Institute of Business and Technology (CIBT) is an NZQA registered tertiary institute offering academic and vocational qualifications to suit your needs. Consequently, you can choose to study a range of qualifications, including Information Technology, Business Management, Healthcare and Professional Cookery.


CIBT has an excellent reputation for delivering high-quality courses over a long period, for the reason that we are committed to providing our students with the support they need while living and studying in New Zealand.

In CIBT, we offer you the following opportunities so that you will have the best possible New Zealand educational experience:

  • A range of locations across three sites in New Zealand; two in Auckland (two in the CBD centre), and one in Tauranga
  • A multicultural teaching and learning environment; our staff members have come from a variety of cultural backgrounds and our students come from over 30 different countries
  • Industry ready qualifications; CIBT courses are designed to meet students’ educational and vocational needs to make them industry ready
  • In-house complimentary job search centre; in the CIBT you have a job search centre called iCareer that helps to find you jobs while you are studying and after completing your qualification/s
  • Experienced and qualified staff members; you will meet both practically and academically qualified teachers who are prepared to do extra hours to support you with your studies
  • Better understanding; because of our multicultural background we understand you better and can usually provide support in your own language

We are confident that you will enjoy your studies with us and gain the knowledge and valuable skills that you need to be a front-runner in the industry.

I look forward to welcoming you.

Sincerely yours

Sydney Fernando JP, PhD

General Manager Academic

Our Mission

The Cornell Education Group aims to be New Zealand’s leading private, high quality, education provider of sustainable professional training, delivered by skilled and qualified teachers to meet the relevant industry, student and community needs.

Our goals

We aim to:

  • provide high quality education and professional training through courses and programmes that are relevant to the needs of industry and the learner
  • support our students in a holistic way to develop themselves personally and professionally to be “work ready” through student centred learning
  • offer a Student focussed, culturally safe, supported and connected modern learning environment for all of our learners
  • provide the infrastructure, facilities, learner support and environment to assist the student to successfully complete their study
  • be a quality contributor to New Zealand’s role as an internationally credible provider of effective educational and training provision that is significantly contributing to the New Zealand Economy
  • develop strategic relationships that add value to the student’s learning experience with outcomes that will assist them with their career and learning pathways
  • reinforce the Cornell reputation of being a “Centre of Excellence”
  • achieve Category 1 Status for CIBT by the end of 2018

Our Values

  • Professionalism:  We act with integrity, having concern for others in the delivery of highest quality education and training.
  • Teamwork : We work together to secure mutually beneficial outcomes for the benefits of those who were serve
  • Commitment : We have a strong commitment to our learners and to the provision of high standard outcomes that lead to employment or further study
  • Service: We have a strong ethos of service aimed at our learners, their employers, their communities and to New Zealand.
  • Excellence: We strive to deliver the best outcomes for our learners and to continuously improve and innovate in our support and delivery for our learners.
  • Respect for Diversity: Our learners come from New Zealand, the Pacific and many other cultures. We strive to provide them with the best support to treat them with respect and sensitivity and to accommodate their learning and career needs aspirations.

Our Teaching Philosophy

“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.

Learners and lecturers have responsibilities to each other as well as to themselves. TCEG is committed to offering high quality, lifelong learning along with flexible and innovative delivery that respects diversity and promotes excellence.

Our Quality Assurance

EER review

NZQA assesses the standard of education for tertiary education organisations through a regular system of external evaluation and review (EER). Through periodic EER, tertiary education organisations are held accountable to their students, employers, funders, quality assurance bodies and other interested parties.

Cornell Institute of Business and Technology (CIBT) http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers/details.do?providerId=755460001

Cornell Institute of Business & Technology holds a NZQA Category three rating based on the External Evaluation and Review conducted in June 2016. The EER team was Not Yet Confident in the education performance and Not Yet Confident in the capability in self- assessment of Cornell