About our school

 The Peter Arnett School of Journalism at the Southern Institute of Technology is where some of New Zealand’s most curious people become reporters.

We’re part of the Zero Fees Scheme and we’re taking enrolments right now.

Who’s Peter Arnett?

Born in Riverton and raised in Bluff, he won a Pulitzer Prize for his work in war-torn Vietnam, and carved a respected career with NBC, CNN, and National Geographic.

He’s one of only a handful of journalists to have interviewed Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. And just like the student journalists at SIT, he started his career curious and hungry for answers.

What qualifications do we offer?

  •  National Diploma in Journalism (Multimedia)

 What do our students get?

Depending on their course, they could get:

  • Stories and photographs published by New Zealand newspapers and internet news sites, and in the rapidly expanding blogisphere.
  • At least four weeks work experience at New Zealand newspapers, TV and radio stations.

 They’ll always get:

  • Tutors who are experienced journalists and public relations experts, and people who are still working in the media industry.
  • Classes that use a specialist newsroom and up-to-date equipment modelled on what you’ll find in the modern media.
  • The advantages of the Zero Fees Scheme – if you qualify for the scheme, you’ll have access to all the stuff you need without paying tuition fees.