Through the pillars of:




the Rugby for Life Programme in Northland has a mission to


A quality education touches each of these pillars.  QRC is an award-winning tertiary provider specialising in the delivery of internationally recognised tourism and hospitality management qualifications.  Our curriculum is taught by industry experts and overseen by an independent industry advisory board.

Study in the beautiful Bay of Islands with QRC Tai Tokerau Resort College

With a campus in Paihia, QRC Tai Tokerau offers great study options in the Northland region.

Renowned for its natural beauty and strong history, the Bay of Islands is fast becoming a major national and international tourism destination. With world-class resorts, restaurants and tourism operators on our doorstep, students become immersed in the industry from day one.

Opened in 2016, with the strong support of New Zealand Māori Tourism, local Iwi and business community, QRC Tai Tokerau’s aim is to equip students with the skills and experience to be tomorrow’s tourism leaders and entrepreneurs.

22 Selwyn Road, Paihia, 0200

Conveniently located in the heart of Paihia, a short stroll to both the Paihia waterfront and QRC Tai Tokerau Halls of Residence. The Paihia campus offers large classrooms, a full computer suite and barista facilities.

The campus location allows students to become immersed in the tourism industry, with the programmes incorporating industry familiarisation visits and guest speakers.

Amenities include:

  • Computer suite
  • High-speed internet
  • Modern software applications
  • Laptops available for hire
  • Text books provided
  • Barista coffee making facilities


QRC Tai Tokerau Resort College Halls of Residence offers whanau-style accommodation for QRC students studying Hospitality Management.

Located a 5 min walk from the centre of Paihia, the Halls of Residence offers fully equipped twin-share rooms.

The lodge is fully catered offering 3 meals a day, 7 days per week and our friendly Lodge Managers are onsite to provide support and pastoral care whenever needed.

Costs: $250 per week

Lodge facilities:

  • Pool
  • Student lounge
  • Games: table tennis, pool table, basketball hoop
  • Coin operated laundry
  • Onsite car parking

What does 2022 look like for you?

  • Relocate to the heart of the Northland tourism industry.  Paihia will be your home, classroom & playground as you extend your understanding of the tourism industry.  Exposed to world class tourist operations and taught by industry leaders, you are surrounded by learning opportunities at every turn.

  • Challenge yourself within the safe confines of tertiary education to push your understanding, application and acquisition of skills to a new level.

  • Set new career goals with a qualification behind you

  • Immerse yourself in positive change while staying committed to the tourism sector.

  • Access comfortable accommodation at great rates in our student halls of residence

  • Keen to move forward?  Get in touch to discuss your pathway today.

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