The institute offers over 250 programmes which are accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and link to a wealth of employment or further study options in New Zealand and overseas. SIT has a world rank of 8461 from Webometrics Ranking of World Universities. The broad subjects offered include business, communication and management, creative & performing arts, computing & IT, trades, education & languages, sport & massage, hairdressing & beauty, environmental & life sciences, hospitality, hotel management & tourism and health & social services. The Institute is spread across Invercargil, Queenstown, Christchurch, Gore, Auckland, Telford along with the option of distance learning offered by SIT2LRN. The Invercargil campus as a result of being in the Southland has the added advantage of having lower living costs and offers students access to a Zero Fees Scheme.