WINTEC - Waikato Institute of Technology

Wintec is one of New Zealand's largest and leading Institutes of Technology/Polytechnics. With six campuses throughout the region, Wintec is a leading provider of high quality, vocational and professional education in the Waikato region. 

There are over 26,000 full or part-time students at Wintec, with more than 1100 of these being international students. These students are studying across 38 programmes which are the institution’s focus areas. In addition to these programmes, Wintec also offers pre-trade and apprenticeship study in these areas: automotive, building design and construction, plumbing, electrical and mechanical.  

For school leavers who are unable to decide which trade to take up, the six-month Certificate in Introduction to Trades is ideal, giving exposure to all of them. 

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Strong Waikato focus behind Wintec programmes

At Wintec the big focus sectors are areas which are of significance to the Waikato region. These are:   

  • Agritechnology / primary sector  
  • High value manufacturing, engineering and trades  
  • Business and finance  
  • Health and social services  
  • Creative, digital and design industries  
  • Energy  
  • Supply chain management and logistics 
  • Information and communication technology (ICT).  

Getting you started on your studies at Wintec

Wintec also runs a huge range of certificate and diploma courses for those school leavers who may not have the grades in NCEA to move straight to degree studies. Like some other polytechnics, Wintec has a growing number of free courses on offer, and also offers a range of taster courses for school students with these being based around the Vocational Pathways concept. 

Check out Wintec's Foundation programmes to get you underway with your studies 

Accommodation at Wintec

Accommodation at Wintec comprises the Wintec Apartments and the Wintec Student Village. Both are convenient to the main city campus, with the Apartments offering self-catered accommodation in a three-level apartment complex with 5-6 rooms in each apartment. The Wintec Student Village has  fully catered Halls with 15 villa-styled units, each with five single bedrooms. Student Village is tailored for first year students studying at Wintec.

Lots of financial support available

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