International Education Taranaki

The New Zealand government has targeted international education as part of the Government’s Business Growth Agenda, and is working to double the size of the sector over the next decade.

Research has shown international education is New Zealand's fourth  largest export industry, with a GDP contribution of  $4.5 billion annually (ENZ, 2017).  International education currently contributes around $20 million foreign exchange earnings to Taranaki. The sector contributes 90 jobs. There is room to grow both student numbers and to improve the student experience whilst in the region.

The international education providers from across the education sector work together in a cluster, known as International Education Taranaki (IET).  Together with Venture Taranaki the providers have developed a strategy to grow their sector. This strategy outlines the collaborative approach for the Taranaki region.  The resulting Taranaki International Education Strategy is available here, and more information on international education services and opportunities available in Taranaki is available here.

Since the strategy’s implementation in 2016, IET has worked together on a number of joint projects including agent familiarisation visits, joint marketing and offshore visits.

For further information see the Study Taranaki website.


IET produced collateral in Mandarin for a recent trade visit to China.