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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


Contact details


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

+64 3 360 2192


National Trade Academy, NTA English Academy

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