At ACMI we employ inclusive teaching strategies where the student is involved in the whole process. Students are engaged through active learning processes where students actively participate in class rather than just sit and listen. Learners solve problems and work with hands-on and communicative activities, interacting with one another and teachers. We advocate student-centred learning in a friendly and supportive learning environment, embracing the traditional New Zealand values of ako (a te reo Maori term for collaborative and reciprocal learning in a community).
We maintain low class numbers at ACMI to provide our students with individual attention. Our teaching faculty cultivate personal contact with students to improve each student’s potential individually. Our students enjoy a high level of personal attention and support. Students also receive assistance and advice from our student services team and academic faculty on programmes and modules to meet their requirements and career plans.
Our programme leaders and lecturers are professionally qualified and skilled in their disciplines. They train and develop our students to enter into the business environment. Students gain the skills from our staff’s professional experience to provide business solutions and deal with day-to-day issues in their industries.
Our programmes are carefully designed to meet market and industry standards. Employers participate in our advisory committee meetings providing us with relevant industry input that is structured into our programmes. We also facilitate internships where required which may lead to future employment opportunities.
Students can apply for cross credits at ACMI if they have successfully completed an equivalent qualification. Cross credit application need to be made after student arrival and before the start of the programmes. The application is assessed and approved by ACMI’s academic board based on the programme level, credit value and the content of the module being compatible with ACMI.
We have two semesters for our diploma programmes which are spread over 36 teaching weeks. Students get a break between semesters to recoup. Students can use their semester breaks to gain hands-on industry experience.
ACMI has a professional student services team that offers pastoral care for our students which is of prime importance for your welfare. We have a team of multi-lingual student service officers who have experience dealing with problems faced by international students and are always available to provide support during their learning process.
There are regular workshops conducted on our campus to sharpen your skills. Workshops on various topics like New Zealand lifestyle, plagiarism, soft skills, preparing CVs, preparing for an interview etc. will be held periodically to assist in your learning process at ACMI. These workshops are conducted to ensure that students are fully equipped to manage their life and education in New Zealand and are capable of handling business scenarios in their industry.