WELTEC - Wellington Institute of Technology

At WelTec the focus is on getting you as work-ready as possible, and to help emphasize that, 95% of Weltec students undergo direct work experience as part of or while studying for their qualification. 

Weltec has provided training in the Wellington region, particularly in the Hutt Valley and Petone for over a century. Today the institution has partnered with Whitireia Community Polytechnic which provides the same in Porirua and the Kapati Coast to provide a really comprehensive vocational training programme for the wider Wellington region. 

Over 8,500 students attend Weltec, studying across the 150 options they offer from trade training through to degree study.  Teaching is enhanced by the many positive industry relationships Weltec has in place, and these business, industry and professional partnerships ensure students work on real projects and employers often recruit our graduates directly from Weltec. 

It’s easy to get underway at Weltec, no matter what your grades

If you don’t have enough credits to get directly into a course (or a job) that you want to do, Weltec has a range of programmes to get you on track. Their Right Start courses can help you to gain NCEA Level 2 over 17 4-day weeks. The courses are free and are a mix of class time and practical experience in fields such as construction, mechanical and automotive industry and service industries like hairdressing and retail.  

Weltec offers a  widerange of Certificate programmes which can be a 'staircase' into higher-level diplomas and degrees. Stair casing means you can gain entry into an area of interest, even if you don’t have the credits to go to diploma or degree study in it. If you do well, you can carry on to the advanced study levels.  

Campuses in Wellington City, Petone and in Auckland

Weltec teaches across a number of campuses in the Wellington region. The main campus is located in central Petone, and in the same area is the new Wellington Region School of Construction. Opened in 2015,  this new facility offers practical learning and the purpose built workshops allow students to learn in the very kinds of environment they will be working in. 

The School of Hospitality is based in Cuba Street in Wellington City, and a range of programmes are delivered at Weltec’s City Campus in Church Street. These include Business Administration, Management, Design, Visual Arts, Digital Media,  

Hair & Beauty Professionals programmes along with Health & Wellbeing. 

The city will be even more of a focus for Weltec as it develops its planned new campus in the city to house Weltec and Whitireia’s creative technologies and applied arts programmes. 

Weltec also operates a central Auckland campus, this providing a selection of health and social science courses, including the Bachelor of Youth Development 

 Weltec provides accommodation at 222 Willis, a 6 floor complex configured into a mix of studio, 2 bedroom and 4 bedroom apartments. All up 222 Willis provides 280 student beds. 

At Weltec you can study these programmes:  

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