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Wellington Institute of Technology & Whitireia New Zealand (WELTEC & WHITIREIA)

Wellington Institute of Technology & Whitireia New Zealand


Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)

The Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec), was founded in 1904, is one of New Zealand's oldest tertiary education institutions and the second-oldest in the capital city. WelTec offers a range of industry-led qualifications from trades through to degrees and postgraduate programmes. WelTec qualifications are future focused, developed alongside industry and provide students with practical skills so they can pursue their career goals. Business, industry and professional partnerships of WelTec are of enormous benefit to students. WelTec works closely with employers so that WelTec graduates have the skills they need to succeed in the workplace.

Whitireia New Zealand (WHITIREIA) was established in 1986, and is a government owned and funded tertiary institute of technology, known for its high student success rates and culturally diverse student body. Till now, Whitireia has grown to become the tertiary institution of choice for over 6,200 students (over 3,440 equivalent full-time students). Over 135 programmes of study are offered at certificate, diploma, degree, postgraduate and masters levels. All programmes have been developed in conjunction with industry to offer excellent applied qualifications; all approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, which has given Whitireia a Highly Confident rating for educational performance and for capability in self-assessment, making Whitireia a Category 1 institution.

Since 2012, WelTec has been working with Whitireia to provide the best possible choices for students in the Wellington region and beyond. This partnership is driven by a commitment to put students first, by providing more choice, more opportunities and improved experiences.


The two institutes work in partnership to serve the interests of students, communities and industry, which means that WelTec and Whitireia can provide the best possible study choices for students in the Wellington region and beyond.

The partnership between WelTec and Whitireia is driven by a commitment to put students first, by providing more choice, more opportunity and improved experience.

The two institutes’ partnership is important, but so are their roots and their connections to the local communities that have supported them and who they have served over many years. Each Institute of Technology retains strong links to its local community and iwi which will continue to grow and flourish.

The partnership between WelTec and Whitireia is unique in New Zealand. It provides an exciting opportunity to follow a path which provides the best possible professional and vocational education for students, while respecting and maintaining the distinctive strengths of two high quality tertiary institutions.


WelTec is the study destination of choice for smart, ambitious and imaginative students from more than 50 countries, and it offers the following courses.

Master: Information Technology, Professional Practice

Postgraduate Diploma: Information Technology, Professional Practice

Bachelor: Applied Business and Management, Creativity (Digital Media) [Creative Technologies], Engineering Technology, Information Technology NEW, Youth Development

Graduate Diploma: Applied Management, Creative Technologies, Engineering, Information Assurance and Security, Information Technology, Youth Development

New Zealand Diploma: Business, Architectural Technology, Construction (Construction Management), Construction (Quantity Surveying), Creativity, Beauty Therapy, Engineering, Cookery (Advanced), Tourism and Travel, Information Technology Technical Support, Veterinary Nursing, Embalming

New Zealand Certificate: English Language (Applied) (Level 3), English Language (Academic) (Level 4 and 5), Creativity, Makeup and Skin Care (Introduction), Beauty Therapy, Study and Career Preparation - Engineering, Cookery, Baking, Baking (Generalist), Tourism (Tourism & Travel, Operations), Information Technology Essentials, Animal Technology (Veterinary Nursing Assistant)

Whitireia has been known for its high student success rates and culturally diverse student body, and Programmes of study in Whitireia are organised into centres of learning that function across Whitireia and WelTeC.

Master: Management, Professional Practice, Information Technology

Postgraduate Diploma: Management, Professional Practice, Information Technology

Bachelor: Applied Business Studies, Teaching (Early Childhood Education), Nursing, Health Science (Paramedic), Social Work, Information Technology, Creativity (Writing, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Arts)

Graduate Diploma: Applied Business Studies, Information Technology, Creative Writing, Applied Arts

New Zealand Diploma: Information Systems (Level 5), Information Systems (Information Systems Innovation) (Level 6), Photography (Level 5), Jewelry, Digital Media and Design

New Zealand Certificate: Study and Career Preparation (Level 3 and 4 ), English Language (Level 2), English Language (Applied) (Level 3), English Language (General) (Level 3), English Language (Academic) (Level 4 and 5)

Diploma: Performing Arts (Dance), Performing Arts (Singing), Stage and Screen Arts

Certificate: Introduction to Film and Television Production, Foundation Music



Petone Campus: 21 Kensington Avenue, Petone, Wellington,New Zealand

Wellington CBD: 11-17 Church Street, Wellington,New Zealand

Wellington School of Construction: 18 Western Hutt Road, Petone,Wellington,New Zealand

Wellington School of Hospitality: 52 Cuba Street, Wellington,New Zealand

Te Auaha: 104-106 Cuba Street, Wellington, New Zealand


Porirua Campus: 3 Wi Neera Drive, Porirua, New Zealand

Trade Campus: 12 Mohuia Crescent, Porirua, New Zealand

Kāpiti Campus: 7 Milne Dr, Paraparaumu, New Zealand

Auckland Campus: 450 Queen Street, Auckland,  New Zealand

Wellington Campus: 15 Dixon Street,Wellington, New Zealand

Te Auaha: 65 Dixon Street, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand