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Welcome to WelTec

Kia ora, Talofa lava,
Malo e leilei, Kia Orana,
Bula vinaka, Fakaalofa atu,
Taloha, Konichiwa, Ni Hao

Welcome to Wellington Institute of Technology
Te Whare Wananga o te Awakairangi

At WelTec our job is to ensure that the skills we teach are relevant for your success,in the future as well as today.We deliver practical, relevant qualifications designed to enhance your career and employment options.

You will find that we are future focused. Our teaching staff are specialists and researchers in their fields, and we are investing in exciting new technology to ensure that we remain at the leading edge of training and learning in New Zealand.

Our passion for the future is based on solid foundations. WelTec has had an important place within the wider Wellington region for over 100 years. We offer a comprehensive range of education to almost 11,000 students each year.

Our teaching is enhanced by the positive industry relationships we develop and enjoy. We work closely with employers so that we, and they, are confident that our graduates have the skills they need to succeed in the workplace.

WelTec’s business, industry and professional partnerships are of enormous benefit to you. Students work on real projects and employers often recruit our graduates directly from WelTec. You will find that everyone who works at WelTec is committed to making it a supportive and friendly place to learn. You will find inspiration and support here, as well as an excellent education. Above all, you’re a name, not a number, at WelTec. I look forward, with all the staff, to getting to know you.

Chris Gosling
Chief Executive



Chris Gosling is Chief Executive of the Wellington Institute of Technology and Whitireia Community Polytechnic.   He was previously Deputy Chief Executive (Operations) at Whitireia, a position he held for three years.  He has worked in the Middle East setting up and operating a polytechnic in the Kingdom of Bahrain.  Chris is the former Corporate Services Director at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT). This role followed several years in finance and senior management roles in local government in New Zealand.

He is a Chartered Accountant with membership of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.