WHY CHOOSE BEST PACIFIC
Why We Are Simply The Best At What We Do
We don’t believe that one size fits all when it comes to education. We know that different people have different learning styles. Being able to learn in a way that suits you can make a huge difference to how much you enjoy studying and how quickly you progress.
Our mission is to work with students to fulfil their educational and vocational aspirations by providing quality education programmes that meet their learning and career needs.
We place great importance on providing a community of learning like no other. That strong community spirit exists in the feel of our campuses, our online community of learning and the bond between students and teachers.
BETTER SUPPORT FOR YOU
We Are Here to Support You Every Step Of Your Way
The offering of BEST Pacific Institute of Education can be best explained in two words – opportunity and support.
We want you – and all our students – to have access to all the support and tools you need as you take the first steps toward fulfilling your goals. Some of the ways we do this is through:
• Our support service that provides financial, emotional, spiritual, legal, relationship and accommodation support to students who may be going through challenging times
• Our career and employment consultants who will help you find a career path that suits your personality, interest and skills; and who have a range of tools and workshops to help you build your CV, find work experience and achieve a successful job placement
• e-Learning as well as face to face learning, so that students benefit from the best of both
• A family atmosphere that’s friendly, welcoming and inclusive
• Celebrations and events that recognise achievements throughout the journey and beyond
Based at both our Manukau and New Lynn campuses, our employment consultants build relationships with businesses covering a wide-range of industries in South, Central and West Auckland. We have many partner businesses that support BEST through offering students four weeks of ‘work-based training’, an essential part of some of our programmes. Some of the companies we have relationships with are in the aviation, telecommunications, freight forwarding, hospitality and local government sectors.
Our employment consultants’ ultimate goal is to see BEST graduates secure fulltime employment in a role of their choice.
Simple. We Are The Best At What We Do
BEST Pacific Institute of Education opened its doors in 1988. Since those early days we have helped thousands of students fulfil their education goals and move on to rewarding roles in the career of their choice.
Nothing is as constant as change, and we have seen great change to the world over the past 25 years, especially in the way technology has impacted the way people consume information; and on the way we teach and learn.
In 2001, in recognition of this changing environment, and that a traditional way of teaching and learning may not suit us all, we gave our students greater flexibility in the way they learn by offering e-learning, which is now a fully-fledged dedicated website, called Fresh-e (hyperlink). Fresh-e continues to be a popular way for students to meet their programme requirements, meaning important aspects of a day-to-day life – such as family – is not at the expense of study. We will continue to innovate to make sure our programmes and services remain relevant to the needs of our students and wider community.
In 2016, following the Tertiary Education Commission’s Targeted Review of Qualifications, all BEST qualifications, along with other New Zealand tertiary providers, will be standardised and become ‘New Zealand’ qualifications.
While we negotiate these periods of change, what remains the same is our commitment to seeing our students realise their dreams – through education and on to rewarding employment.