The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zeland - Te Pūtahi Katorika ki Aotearoa (TCI) is a centre for Catholic education and enquiry within the culture of Aotearoa New Zealand. The approach to education can be summarised in three words: Information, Formation and Transformation.


Diocese of Palmerston North Campus – Te Tari Toko I te Matauranga Katorika

TCI is registered by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority as a Private Training Establishment under the provisions of the Education Act 1989 and its subsequent amendments. Visit their website www.tci.ac.nz



View courses to be run in Palmerston North in 2018

To view distance and online education opportunities see here.

Information on the various courses (click the course name for more information):


Open entry — You don’t have to be a Catholic to do this course of study.

All adult members of the parish community are welcome to be part of the courses that are offered, but especially those who serve as:

  • Teachers and DRS’s
  • Catechists for : RCIA, Pre-baptism Formation, First Communion and Reconciliation, Pre-marriage Formation,
  • Liturgy Committee and Musicians
  • Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers
  • Parish Council members
  • Youth Ministry leaders
  • Finance Committee members
  • Proprietors representatives on Boards of Trustees
  • All Board of Trustees members



To view the tuition and enrollment fees click here.
Scholarships and financial support available by application.



Nick Wilson TCI Coordinator, Diocese of Palmerston North

Ph (06) 3541780 x 830


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