Who we are

Cornerstone Education is a leading tertiary education provider, serving the needs of thousands of New Zealanders, from all walks of life, who want further education and training to secure a better future for themselves and their families. We have been a registered Private Training Establishment (PTE) since 1996 and are one of the largest NZQA-accredited PTEs in New Zealand.

Our vision is to inspire and enable people to develop the skills they need to succeed in work and in life. We do this by engaging with learners in creative ways which are relevant to their needs and life circumstances — the learning environment, cultural context, content, and delivery style are tailored to help and support learners of all ages achieve their dreams. Further to that, our role is also to inspire and help learners onto education and employment pathways which will meet their long term aspirations.

We deliver qualification-based training on site in Auckland, Whangarei and Tauranga, and also offer some distance learning opportunities. We are also the largest provider of government-funded workplace literacy and communication training. We provide this training to employer organisations right across New Zealand.

Cornerstone works with niche industries and communities to identify their specific training needs, develop a programme of study that meets those needs and then attract entry level students to that industry.

Student Job Search


SJS is a registered charity and 100% owned by Students’ Associations across the country. It’s a website job portal and contact centre for employers looking to fill job roles and for students looking to gain experience and earn money.

Aspire2 Group is an associate member of SJS

As a free service to our enrolled & graduate students at Aspire2 / Cornerstone you get FREE access to SJS standard services all year round! SJS has over 4000 job vacancies a month and over 9000 employers.