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Get future ready with innovative, flexible degrees and short courses that fit around your work and life. Scholarships are available – check out our courses and start unleashing your EXfactor today!


What is academyEX?

The world changes fast. Faster than traditional higher education can adapt to. So learning what's vital for tomorrow, now, means doing education differently.
At academyEX, that means putting you at the centre of everything. Across our three faculties, every programme is designed around what you want to learn, how you want to learn it, and how it can transform your life and career.

This isn't old school learning. This is the new youniversity.
Join our thriving community of activators, connectors, entrepreneurs and learners to expand your current and future potential. With us, you can create your impactful future. From the moment you join our community, your future with academyEX begins.

80,000+ learners

In-person and online courses

14x NZQA

Accredited programmes

Highest rating

NZQA Category 1 Rated Organisation

Don’t take OUR WORD FOR IT

Here’s what our students say

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Coming to AcademyEX is like finding a tribe of people who help you find your purpose and your why, and then help you get there really, really fast.

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Janet Student Story

Feeling stuck in a cycle, I knew I needed a change to re-energize myself. Seeing a colleague's transformation after completing the Master's of Technological Futures course at Tech Futures lab intrigued me. The support I received was exceptional, and though the modules were challenging, they brought out the best in me and boosted my confidence. Breaking free from old patterns, I became an active voice and practitioner, making my work much more fulfilling.

Ashley Student Story

The Mind Lab played a significant role in my journey, as it allowed me to expand my skill set in the change space and incorporate mataranga Māori into my work. Their commitment to exploring and implementing indigenous paradigms truly appealed to me.


I was drawn to MBA programs but felt they didn't align with my goals. Then, I discovered Tech Futures Lab, and it felt like the perfect fit. The Master of Technological Futures course provided real-world experiences, and to my surprise, I possessed the academic skills needed to succeed, thanks to my training in the New Zealand Defense Force.

Natalie Allumni

The hands-on experience and practical approach of the courses were refreshing, making learning directly applicable to everyday life. Now, as a food tech teacher at Kelston Intermediate, I use these lessons to empower my students and enhance their learning experience. academyEX's Mind Lab has transformed my life, and I'm excited to inspire and guide the next generation to unlock their full potential.

Never doubt yourself because with the village around you and the right support, you can achieve anything. Working with the team and The Mind Lab was a collaborative and enriching experience that further amplified the impact of the project. academyEX provides the perfect environment to unleash your potential and make a real difference!

academyEX changed everything for me. I was a boy who failed in the New Zealand education system in the 70's. The powerful tools I gained from the classroom have been invaluable. My favorite part of the learning experience was collaborating with a team of six people, learning together, and supporting each other along the way. It was truly empowering to help others on their journey.

academyEX is the best academic organisation I have ever been involved with after engaging with tertiary education opportunities in the UK & NZ in 43 years, so kudos to your team for the great mahi to produce such great courses run by such great people.

As the first in my generation to graduate, academyEX helped me overcome systemic challenges and become a testimony of what's possible. Embracing our differences, this community welcomed us with open arms. It's a place where crazy ideas are encouraged and experimentation is celebrated.

The support from the team is unparalleled! Don't hesitate to take that first step with academyEX because you'll never be left to flounder on your own.

I've learned so much from academyEX! It has given me the fuel to share my learnings with the young women I work with. My project focused on digital learning and building online communities, and it was incredible to apply the insights from working with thousands of young women at GirlBoss New Zealand. Education is a powerful tool that boosts your capabilities to contribute to the community. academyEX has built my confidence in the work I do, and I encourage everyone out there to do the same.

academyEX provided the platform and support to pursue my mission with passion and purpose. My project at academyEX was particularly challenging, but it was also deeply meaningful to me.

Our faculties


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Short courses

Short courses

Tight on time and budget? Our 2-week sampler courses are free, online and you can learn at your own pace. Looking for something more substantial? Check out our 7-15 week micro-credentials. These courses are NZQA-accreditated and taught by industry experts online.



Our Masters programs help you to gain a higher qualification to build expertise for your future. Let our facility and subject matter experts work with you to develop the insights and capability required to set you apart from your peers in a fast-moving world. Part-time and full-time options are available.

Postgrad certs


We offer online and in-person events, focused on some of the world’s most thought-provoking topics. These events connect you with our faculty and industry experts to build deeper understanding of the shifts that are affecting our lives. Join us to discover new areas of interest.


However you learn, we make it easy

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If you haven’t studied for a while (or ever), select a short sharp courses for a fantastic way to dip your toes back into learning.

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In just seconds, create your academyEX account to build your future and more, complete our quickest sign-up process to start learning today.

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Off you go! You are more savvy and strategic about using emerging disruptive technologies and contemporary models.

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