Kia Orana and Welcome to the Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute (CITTI), the Vocational Training Centre of the Cook Islands

It gives me great pleasure to present you with the 2020 prospectus. The Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute aims to be a leader in the provision of relevant, innovative and versatile programmes and training models that enhance educational and cultural outcomes for our students. The success of our students is the primary focus for our organisation and we aim to support every student that chooses to study with us so that they reach their full potential.

We have a wide variety of programmes being offered in Rarotonga. These qualifications carry accreditation with our own Academic Board and registering authorities in the Cook Islands. We also have programs accredited by international accrediting bodies in the form of London City & Guilds and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. We are working alongside our partners in Tourism in the Cook Islands as well as NZ providers such as SKILLS International, Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) and BCITO to primarily support us in the development of our Business, Tourism/ Hospitality and Trades courses on offer this year.

This year, we have expanded our portfolio to include a range of courses on offer which fall under accredited and non-accredited courses. We have a division called Business Partnerships which caters for upskilling, non-accredited, short courses. This includes delivery to all industries which services training that is relevant to your needs and requests. The concept of upskilling allows industries to engage their employees in customized training packages from us that are contextual to your needs.

Continuing education programmes continue to run in Mangaia, Aitutaki, Atiu and Pukapuka. We have also collaborated with schools in the southern group to establish trades and hospitality learning programmes for secondary school and adult students.
We encourage you all to take advantage of these programmes and engage and enjoy the lifelong learning journey.

Units of Learning Offer

We are now offering an exciting learning opportunity especially for those in industry, to take advantage of our “units of learning” for selected qualifications. This means that you can study specific units selected from our qualifications relevant to your industry You now have the option of completing units that you require than committing to a full qualification. This also allows you to tailor your needs in your workplace to your specific needs. Please give us a call so we can discuss more options of how this will work for you.

All of the courses included in this prospectus offer opportunities for you to develop new skills. Many recognise that skill development with internationally recognised qualifications. For others, the satisfaction comes from knowing they have learnt something new.

Please look through the prospectus and the range of programmes we have on offer in 2020 and identify what you may be interested in. You might also like to encourage your friends, family and colleagues to join you on this educational journey. We look forward to seeing you at the Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute in 2020.


CITTI Director 2020