The NZ Radio Training School (NZRTS) is one of the most respected radio training schools in New Zealand and came under the custodianship of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, from Whitireia in 2020.

To honour the new relationship, Distinguished Professor Sir Hirini Moko Mead, Kaumātua advisor to the Awanuiārangi Council and former Chair, has blessed the School with a te reo Māori name: “Te Poutairanga Pāho o te Motu”

Our NZ Diploma in Radio Broadcasting is offered from our Auckland campus. The programme is designed for tauira new to the radio broadcasting industry or tauira thinking about a career in radio broadcasting and related media industries and environments. The courses prepare you for a career in the high energy world of commercial radio. On completion of this programme, graduates will be able to enter the industry in areas such as presenting, production, programming, marketing, sales, brand management, studio engineering, creative writing, journalism, and digital content management.

Students not only study in a classroom but also in purpose-built studios designed to provide a complete radio experience. Professional tutors, with comprehensive backgrounds in radio, journalism and television offer students highly interactive learning opportunities through practical hands-on study.

NZRTS keeps pace with the industry, and in turn, offers training in tune with industry requirements.