About NZIHT

"Setting the standard" for training in the civil engineering industry

The New Zealand Institute of Highway Technology (NZIHT) established in 1992 is a training organisation that delivers across New Zealand and off shore, offering formal block course qualifications from certificate to post graduate level and a diverse tailored range of short courses for the engineering, roading, construction and civil industries. 

The NZ Institute of Highway Technology places a strong emphasis in providing quality programmes based on industry needs and utilises a permanent staff of fifteen. Its network of independent consultants who are experts in their respective fields, ensures courses reflect current industry practice and incorporate latest advances in technology.

Transformed in 1996 into an independent company, NZIHT, although 100% owned by the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT), operates independently with its own offices, administration and Director. The Institute is based in New Plymouth and operates primarily in New Zealand, but does present a limited range of its courses in Australia and the Pacific Islands as well as undertaking international consultancy projects.

All programmes and courses offered by NZIHT are delivered under the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki's accreditation.  All academic processes associated with programme and course delivery are carried out in accordance with WITT's Quality Managment System.

Currently the NZ Institute of Highway Technology is the largest provider of civil engineering, technical and skills training in New Zealand.