National Technology Institute is a successful tertiary college which is registered and accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. National Technology Institute offers courses with a focus on preparing students for careers in hospitality and computing and information technology, and works in partnership with Concordia Institute of Business, which offers courses in English, business and management. Both schools are under the umbrella organisation National Tertiary Education Consortium (Ntec). Ntec has a reputation for being friendly, caring and welcoming, and has a multi-cultural staff with wide experience in education for international students. Ntec’s main campus is in Auckland City, and there is a branch campus in Tauranga, which is 200 kilometres southeast of Auckland. Both campuses have easy access to public transport, libraries, shopping centres and food outlets.