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We anticipate Petone Campuses will be open Wednesday 19th April

For International Students that need advice please call 027 498 6079.

The WelTec and Whitireia Auckland campuses are closed today. Due to the adverse weather being experienced, we want to ensure staff and students get home safely.

Turoa Kingi (TK) with Stefan Baines, Director of Effective Building Solutions.The Māori and Pasifika Trades Training scheme helps produce work-ready graduates like Turoa Kingi, TK, who works for light industrial building company Effective Building Solutions.

The company currently employs seven WelTec graduates, including TK, who has been with the company for just over a year.


Tae Moala-Mafi Tu’inukuafe is the new Chief Advisor Pacific Strategy for WelTec and WhitireiaTae Moala-Mafi Tu’inukuafe is the Chief Advisor Pacific Strategy for WelTec and Whitireia.

Coming from a family of teachers it is no surprise Tae is working in the tertiary education sector.  Having attended Tonga High School and teaching at St Andrew’s High School in Tonga, Tae went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws at the Victoria University of Wellington which was followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts at the University of Otago.

Nick MacBain (Bachelor of Creative Technologies) and Sam MacBain (Bachelor of Hospitality Management celebrating their graduationFor Sam and Nick MacBain WelTec's graduation was a family affair with the two brothers receiving their degrees on the same day.




Aspiring engineering student Alex SmithEngineering student Alex Smith is juggling employment and study, working in industry while he studies full-time. “Fortunately my office is 50 metres away from WelTec. I usually spend the morning at the office, and the afternoon at WelTec,” says Alex, who is an automation engineer for Petone company AFI, Automation for Industry.



Victoria SpackmanRecognised as one of New Zealand’s most influential business women and advocate for the creative arts sector, Victoria Spackman ONZM has been appointed to lead Te Auaha.



Ben Shadbolt Head of Hospitality at WelTecWelTec’s internationally recognised School of Hospitality is expanding the range of programmes it offers following the success of a new Advanced Diploma in Cookery.

“Last year we offered for the first time a new Diploma in Cookery. The Diploma prepares people to work in commercial kitchens with a view to supervising or running their own. Students learn what it takes to be a Kitchen Supervisor; Sous Chef or Head Chef."


Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) has received a Confident rating for educational performance and self-assessment following NZQA’s 2016 external evaluation and review (EER).

Recipients of WorldSkills RecognitionWelTec and WorldSkills New Zealand celebrated this week the significant contribution of long-serving staff volunteers.

With a combined service of well over a century, WelTec staff volunteers champion the goals and activities of WorldSkills by being mentors, coaches, managers and experts enabling WorldSkills to flourish.