Ashburton is a thriving rural town about one hour's drive north of Timaru, in the heart of the Mid-Canterbury region.
Ashburton is a great place for recreational pursuits, with ski fields, lakes and reserves a short distance away.
The Ashburton Aoraki Polytechnic campus is located west of the
town centre, within walking distance from the town's shopping area,
supermarkets and department stores.
Programmes offered at the Ashburton Campus include Arts and Media,
Parenting and Care of Children,
Life Skills and
Beauty Skills. A range of short
courses are offered, developed to meet community needs.
The Ashburton Campus prides itself on its strong community links
and an ability to be responsive to local business needs. Positive
working relationships with local employers ensure that graduates
are well equipped for their chosen field.