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Growing potential.

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Our Story
AKA Education Group brings together six of New Zealand’s leading Private Tertiary Providers: Alpha Educational Institute, Kauri Academy, AGI Education, SRA Academy, CC Training Academy (CCTA) and Auckland College of Tertiary Studies (ACTS)
Combining proven expertise and outstanding learner outcomes in the Business, Healthcare, Makeup artistry, and construction sectors, we have come together with a vision to grow and empower our students to make a difference for themselves, their whanau and their society.

At AKA Education Group we put our students at the heart of everything we do, engaging and nurturing our students and maintaining a focus on the ability to ‘do’ rather than just ‘know’. In this way we guide and support our students on their journeys into their chosen careers.
To nurture our students to make a difference for themselves, their whanau and their society.
Te aka (the vine) naturally grows upwards but needs support to climb towards the light. Our mission is to be the support that allows our students to grow, develop and flourish, creating a better future for themselves, their whanau and their society.
To do this we put our students at the centre of everything we do. We engage and empower our students. We nurture their growth to unlock the potential within. We understand that it’s not enough to ‘know’, you need to be able to ‘do’.
We grow our business through growing our students.
Interested to know about our patterns of growth? Click here
Our Story
Our Providers
Our Providers
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Our priority is your growth and for you to have the best educational experience. Our schools empower you to explore your potential and grow your skills in the fields of Business, Healthcare, Makeup Artistry and Construction. Each of our programmes are designed and created by industry experts, keeping in mind the skills that are sought by employers in Aotearoa.

Our Team


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Teena Hireme

Chief Executive 

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Lisa Chen

Chief Financial Officer / Board Chair

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Group Senior Management Team


Sharon Baylon

Academic Director


Mike Hern

Campus Director CHC / Clinical Placement Co-ordinator CH


Matt Wilcox

Quality Assurance Manager / Campus Director - AK


Winnie Wang

Regional Marketing
Director / Team Leader

Group Operations Team

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Dr. Til Chhetri

Internal Moderation / Online Programme Lead

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Michael Lu

Student Services Team Leader


Jasmita Dalmi

Communications and Digital Content Manager


Paul Kearney

Clinical Placement


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Baljit Singh

Marketing Director


Martina Ciceri

Student Services Coordinator 


Ken Lin

Finance / Resources


Deon Nathan

Kaitiaki Whanaungatanga Hapori
Community/Corporate Relationships Guardian

Our Faculty



Programmes Covered:
Health & Wellbeing
Diversional Therapy & Community Health
Mental Health

Makeup Artist

Makeup Artistry

Programmes Covered:
Fashion Makeup

Advanced Fashion Makeup



Programmes Covered:
Pharmacy Introduction
Pharmacy Technician



Programmes Covered:
Construction Management

Building Surveying


Information Technology

Programmes Covered:
Postgraduate Diploma in Software Testing

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Health & Safety


Programmes Covered:
Please check CCTA website

Our Team


The He Ara Kaitiaki Tāngata – a portal to Employment Initiative provides opportunities for healthcare facilities and pharmacies (community and hospital) to partner with AKA Education Group’s Healthcare training providers and contribute to growing the pipeline of Kaitiaki Tāngata and shaping the next generation of aged caregivers, diversional recreational therapists, & pharmacy technicians in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Our Locations
Auckland / Head Office
(AEI, Kauri Academy, AGI, SRA Academy)
Level 6, 3 City Road,
Auckland CBD 1010
New Zealand
Manukau (AGI, SRA Academy)
Level 1, 22 Amersham Way,
Manukau, Auckland 2104
New Zealand
Christchurch (AGI, Kauri Academy)
Ground Floor and Level 1,
282 Durham Street North,
Christchurch 8013
New Zealand
PO Box 8540. Newmarket, Auckland 1149
Contact us via our website or call us on 0800-244-463. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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