WITT- Western Institute of Technology in Taranaki

Get ready for the world by staying close to home. For students living in the Taranaki region, the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT) offers a great option – staying at home while you prepare to take on the world.

WITT offers courses from certificate to degree level across a wide range of areas, and has a student roll of over 5,000 students who are working towards qualifications.

Main campus in the heart of NZ’s energy capital 

WITT's main campus is in New Plymouth, a city that has earned its reputation as the energy capital of New Zealand. In fact, the energy sector works closely with WITT in preparing and delivering a range of courses specific to the sector. If you have fancied the chance to work around the world in the oil, gas and energy sector, WITT could be just the ticket for you.

WITT focuses its courses particularly on vocational outcomes, gearing its teaching and training to give you the best chance to get the job you want when you complete. Lecturers and teachers are strongly industry linked, meaning they know what you need to know then ensure you get all the hands-on training and help you need to learn it. It is a simple but very effective process.

WITT has accommodation facilities situated close to the main WITT campus in New Plymouth where you can choose between having your own room or sharing with a room-mate. Te Henui Lodge offers affordable, apartment-like living for students and while it is located on campus, it is a privately owned and operated facility.

Find out more about Te Henui Lodge at WITT

WITT offers courses for school leavers and students in the following subjects or fields:

Foundation Studies– see what you need to get underway

Youth Guarantee

Taranaki Trades Academy – start your training while at school

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