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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Audrey Scott I discovered Whitireia offered a Graduate Certificate in Editing that was part-time and offered online. A couple of months into the course, I applied for a 6 month role as an editor at Statistics New Zealand and, after an editing test and an interview, was offered the job. I found out after I’d started that they gave me the opportunity to do the editing test (which was the first step in the application process) because I was enrolled in the Whitireia course!
Diploma in Publishing (Applied)
Editing Masterclass
Graduate Certificate in Editing
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Whitireia Publishing
Level 3, 65 Dixon Street

Main Campus
Wi Neera Drive
Porirua City 5240

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+64 4 237 3103

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