The highly regarded Whitireia publishing programme is New Zealand’s top training course for publishing. It teaches the whole publishing process, from manuscript to bookstore. Developed and run in partnership with publishers, the course is modelled on an apprenticeship. At its heart are practical experience, mentoring and industry contacts.

Our graduates populate the book trade and publishing sector in New Zealand. They have roles in all the major trade publishing houses as publishers, marketing managers, content developers, book editors, publicists and much more. They work for educators, promoters, policy makers and arts organisations. Many run their own businesses.

Perhaps above all, the publishing programme at Whitireia becomes a touchstone for graduates, a challenging and rewarding year during which they make friends for life.


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AntoinetteWThe Whitireia course has filled in many blanks — many more than I imagined existed! The course exercises have refined my editing skills, while the extensive reading material, tutor talks and workshops have given me a far more in-depth understanding of the editor’s role, and the invaluable feedback from the course tutors has given me a confidence I lacked before. As the course progressed I often found myself thinking ‘Wish I’d done this 10 years ago!’ 
Diploma in Publishing (Applied)
Editing Masterclass
Graduate Certificate in Editing
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Whitireia Publishing
Level 2, 15 Dixon Street

Main Campus
Wi Neera Drive
Porirua City 5240

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+64 4 237 3103

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