Grow as a leader and in your profession. Become a teacher, social worker or counsellor. Learn from international experts. Study onsite in Tauranga or by distance, from anywhere in New Zealand.

Bethlehem Tertiary Institute (BTI) is now in its 26th year of delivering top quality education to people-helping professionals. In the top five for research in the private tertiary sector in New Zealand, BTI is a category one provider; we’re right up there with universities.
Our graduates get offered work before they’ve even finished their studies. Employers tell us they’ll take a BTI graduate over any other because our graduates are well-rounded, professional and have excellent all-round preparation for their career. We offer qualifications from certificate to postgraduate.

There has never been a better time to shape the futures of New Zealand’s children and become a teacher. We offer Bachelors of Education for Early Childhood Education and Primary, and a Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary).

If you have a heart for social justice, study our Bachelor of Social Work and get the tools you need to do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with New Zealand’s most vulnerable communities.

For many people, life is complex and difficult. Being equipped with our Bachelor of Counselling or our Graduate Certificate in Counselling for Couples and Families will give you the skills you need to journey with people through life’s challenges.

Our Level 4 New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation is great for those who want to get into tertiary education for the first time or have English as a second language.
The Master of Professional Practice and Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Practice is for mid-career professionals. Our students and graduates have included senior teachers, lawyers, principals, academics and managers. We empower, encourage and equip our postgraduate students to flourish in their careers, expand their influence and grow as leaders and professionals. You will be taught by experts in leadership, education, counselling, and social work, all with PhDs and internationally recognised publications.

BTI offers attractive scholarships for all our courses. With smaller classes and using the best in teaching technology, we are relational and care about our students’ success. There’s also a vibrant student body and whether you’re onsite or distance you’ll feel part of a great community.

Our courses encourage students to integrate their Christian faith into their profession. We welcome students from all backgrounds and from anywhere in New Zealand or the world.


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