NZQA assesses the standard of education for tertiary education organisations through a regular system of external evaluation and review (EER). Through periodic EER, tertiary education organisations are held accountable to their students, employers, funders, quality assurance bodies and other interested parties.
Avatar Institute of Learning is a Category 1 Provider under the NZQA’s External Evaluation and Review (EER) system. This means that during the EER undertaken by NZQA in June 2022, NZQA reported that they are highly confident in Avatar’s educational performance and highly confident in Avatar’s capability in self-assessment. Avatar Institute of Learning is very proud of this achievement and will continue to deliver the highest quality of training to all students.
The NZQA-approved programmes offered at Avatar Institute have been developed with the philosophy that quality training contributes to ‘best care’ service delivery and safety within the healthcare sector.
Our courses are suited for people seeking a new career in health and disability support as well as industry professionals wishing to extend their skills, knowledge and professional qualifications in their chosen field in the health care sector.
"All the training and knowledge that I received during my course has been really helpful. The tutors have always been very kind and respectful, helping me with anything that I need quickly and efficiently. I think that the fact that the school is smaller, with less students really contributes to efficiency and closeness of the teachers and students. All in all, this experience has given me many opportunities to create and build trust with my tutors, and has allowed me to become a successful New Zealand Registered Nurse."
"To complete the Competency Assessment Programme is one of the steps to getting closer to becoming a registered nurse here in New Zealand. And choosing the best CAP school is very important. Avatar Institute of Learning is more than just a CAP school for me. It is home. It has guided me all the way from my CAP enrolment to getting my NZRN license. It has been my safe place for learning the NZ nursing skills, culture and ethics that is foreign to me. It has given me opportunities for great job offers. It has taught me how to respect and care for everyone. I am proud to be a part of the Avatar family. Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart."
"Living my life and career in NZ is an answered prayer. My journey started in New Plymouth, one of the gem places here, an unforgettable experience. I knew I made the right decision choosing Avatar Institute. The programme is concise, organised and worthwhile. It is very convenient as well because they have a place to stay and service to go to the institute and shop on the weekends. I highly recommend, 10/10. Special thanks to the Training Manager who made it all possible, who has been very helpful, patient, lovely and amazingly accommodating to deal with, from the day I inquired till I finally got registered, also to all the supportive and beautiful staff I got to meet during my placement in Stratford. I am beyond grateful to the Avatar Institute team for making my dream to be NZ-RN, and now happily working as a Cardio Thoracic Nurse."
"My experience in Avatar was awesome. I am grateful to the support they have given me from day one until the processing of APC and getting job offers. They have set the standard in bringing internationally qualified nurses to New Zealand. As an overseas nurse and new to the country, I am well supported in all aspects that I needed, not just as a new nurse in New Zealand but also being able to adapt to the ways of the country. I am thankful that Avatar paved the way for me."
"An unforgettable learning experience. From the accommodating, helpful and understanding staff at Avatar to the beautiful people I met on clinical placement; I am grateful. I have been a paediatric nurse since 2013 and taking care of the elderly made me appreciate and love the diversity. Avatar helped me enhance my skills in adult nursing, reiterating the importance of respecting cultural diversity."
"I would love to thank Avatar for being the fountain of knowledge, the foundation for career development, and for the plethora of opportunities to learn, grow, develop, and shine."
"If I had to describe the Avatar Institute of Learning in one word, it would be 'excellent'. I'm deeply grateful to everyone who was involved in the planning and delivery of the CAP programme, especially the Training Manager for her exceptional work."
"I highly recommend Avatar Institute of Learning if you are planning to take the Competence Assessment Programme to become an NZRN. This institution has helped me improve my understanding towards culture, principles, and values of people here in New Zealand."
"Achieving my New Zealand dream became like a walk in the park with the help and guidance of Avatar. Their expertise and commitment in teaching internationally qualified nurses helped me to become a competent New Zealand Nurse."
"I had the opportunity to enrol with Avatar for my CAP programme. One of the best decisions I've ever made and brought me closer to the NZRN dream. Very supportive staff, especially the Training Manager. From start to finish she looked after us. From classroom to placement, we could not have asked for more."