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National Trade Academy

Number of students

170 approx

International students

270 approx



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The National Trade Academy Ltd "NTA" was established in 2000 to offer a range of Pre Employment Training programmes for entry into Land based Industries including; Agriculture,Equestrian, Animal Care and Horticulture. This has now been expanded to include General English for speakers of other languages at our new NTA English Academy in the Central city of Christchurch.

We specialise in offering Dairy Farming programmes to international students who want to learn about the New Zealand Farming system and learn about how NZ technology, skills and knowledge makes us the world's leader in Dairy production. A more recent programme is our NZ Certificate in Animal Technology "Rural Animal Technician" Strand Level 5 which is very suitable to Veterinarian graduates who require more practical experience working with large rural animals in a rural Veterinary practice.

We now also have a Commercial Pilot Licence Training Scheme training pilots for airlines around the world.

We also specialise in a number of English Plus Programmes including;

  • English plus Agriculture
  • English Plus Horticulture
  • English Plus Horse Rising


More about National Trade Academy

NTA has a 70 Hectare Agriculture and Equestrian centre 10 minutes from Christchurch airport. We are in a fantastic environment in a country setting with our own Riding school and Farm Park for visitors to see different animals farmed in New Zealand. We have classrooms, Dressage Arena, Show jumping Arena Lunging Arena, Stables, Farm sheds, horses and other animals used for our training. We have a Mountain Bike trail next door as well as an exotic wildlife park. We have a public bus service that will pick up students from the city and return them there at the end of the day.

We have opened our new NTA English Academy at 76 Peterborough Street, Central City in Christrchurch NZ's 2nd largest City. 

We have also, under a sub contreact agreement with the NZ Airline Acfademy, opened a new Campus to train commecial pilots at the Oamaru aiport 3 hours south of Christchurch in picturesque part of the country.


Contact details


National Trade Academy
NTA McLeans Island Campus, 890 McLeans Island Road
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Phone number

+64 3 360 2192


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