BTI today

BTI today is home to nearly 50 staff, and over 400 students. Many students study by distance, and come onto campus for intensive block courses only a few times per year. BTI offers NZQA accredited tertiary teacher education programmes, social work, counselling and postgraduate leadership and professional practice qualifications, as well as a Level 4 certificate in study and career preparation.

Outside reception at BTI

Nau mai, haere mai, welcome!

In 2022 our learning community had over 450 students. You can be confident that whether you’re joining us onsite or online you’re learning from the best educators, from people who have real-world experience, who care for you and for each other, and who love Jesus.

Among BTI staff we have a rich and varied diversity of expressions of Christian faith and of life; that is one of our great strengths as this Christ-following community.

Our students are of many faiths and of none, many cultures, ethnicities, and different identities including LGBTQIA+. We welcome everyone who wants to study at BTI.

Coming to BTI will be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make and we look forward to welcoming you to the BTI whānau.

Students in the Hub

Student life

Student life at BTI is diverse, energetic and varied depending on if you study primarily by distance or on campus.

BISA, the BTI student association, is gearing up for a busy time of events, socials and competitions. Check out recent events on the BTI Facebook or Instagram feeds.