There are thankfully (and somewhat recently) a few options to those wishing to gain UX skills or qualifications in NZ.
Some are formal and offered by Universities, others are offered by small agencies or industry pros willing to share.
I’ve listed them here in no particular / some kinda order
Short UX courses in New Zealand:
Experience design thinking
A hands-on ‘taster’ of the principles employed and language used in design thinking. This is run by Better by Design and based on the d.school method. You’ll go through the five stages in a day, applying it to a hypothetical local problem.
Serious UX qualifications in NZ
A one semester UX design course:
For a qualification in Human Computer Interaction – the classic credentials for UX researchers.
University of Canterbury – HITLab.
This one is for the researcher/technologists, and attracts students from all over the world. If you’re into the bleeding edge of what’s even possible with emerging tech, and how people might experience it in the nearish future.
Interaction design Minor. Taught by Emma Knight, Matt Gould and Gerbrand van Melle
Full time immersive User Experience courses (nearest campus to us in Sydney or Melbourne) OR an online course.
One day bootcamp and 10 week (2 days /week) programmes, with service design and product management as additional modules.
I don’t know anything about this but had it mentioned… et voila.