Students at the Institute of Commercial Education (NZ) enjoy our academically focused and culturally diverse environment, which helps them develop intellectually, emotionally and socially. We understand that all of our students have different goals and needs, so we offer classes that are taught by highly qualified lecturers and host a variety of guest speakers to help broaden their learning experience. We also provide a variety of bilingual tutors, in addition to our Native English speaking staff, to better accommodate the needs of our international students.
Many students have academic goals and plan to go on to university in New Zealand or overseas. Other students come to Institute of Commercial Education for short duration, keen to experience a different lifestyle, improve their English and make new friends.
No matter what goals students have, living overseas helps them to become more independent and open-minded, ready for their life ahead. We provides a safe, caring and stimulating environment in which students can reach their true potential.
Location & Lifestyle
The Institute of Commercial Education is conveniently located in the peaceful East Auckland suburb of Highland Park. Our school is located just a few steps away from the Highland Park Shopping Centre, the Highland Park Library, easy access to Auckland Transport, and only a short walk to the Lloyd Elsmore Park Pool & Leisure Centre.
Broadly speaking, East Auckland is the urban area stretching east from the Auckland suburb of Mount Wellington and includes the suburbs of Botany, Bucklands Beach, Dannemora, Farm Cove, Half Moon Bay, Highland Park, Howick, and Pakuranga, as well as the more rural townships of Beachlands, Clevedon, Maraetai, and Whitford. These East Auckland communities are well respected, and are highly regarded for their friendliness and large multi-cultural population. It is due to this friendly and ethnic rich environment that allows our students to make connections outside of the classroom and to quickly integrate into the community. It has also been noted that living in these communities has enabled our students to save money by having access to more affordable accommodations that provide a better value than living in the Auckland Central Business District.
For those students who want to experience the energy and vibrancy of living in Auckland, the largest and most ethnically diverse urban area in New Zealand, the Institute of Commercial Education is only a 30 minute commute from the Auckland Central Business District.
Howick Village offers a refreshing change from the crowded malls and large shopping centres. Here you’ll experience personalised friendly service from over 100 specialty owner-operator shops, a wide range of passionate and experienced professionals, and an ecletic mix of cafés and restaurants located within in a warm village atmosphere.
Botany Town Centre has approximately 200 shops and restaurants located amidst conservatories, pavilions, picturesque piazzas, sculptures depicting the New Zealand kauri forest, and floor etchings depicting native flora and fauna.
With over 80 shops and restaurants, the Pakuranga Plaza has been the centre of the East Auckland community since the 1960’s.
One of New Zealand’s largest shopping centres with more than 200 stores, more than 4,000 carparks and full bus and rail service, Sylvia Park is a leading edge shopping centre – providing a mix of retail and entertainment.
The Howick Historical Village is an opportunity to learn about and experience the Fencible Period by walking around the 7 acre site, exploring gardens and buildings from the Fencible settlement during the 1840 to 1880 period. There are over thirty original colonial buildings collected on site, including schools, a church, forge and general store.