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Why WelTec

Why WelTec

The WelTec Advantage

Employers want people who have practical skills, are comfortable using new technology, can solve problems, develop new ideas and learn from experience. There is a shortage of people with these skill sets. WelTec’s programmes, teaching methods, technology and industry networks combine seamlessly so that our students acquire the skills that employers demand. Whether you study Engineering or IT, Hospitality or Business or specialised subjects such as counselling or Addictions you will be well equipped with the experience, skills and contacts to hit the ground running in your chosen career pathway.

The Institution

Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) has had an important place in the Wellington region for over 100 years and is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in vocational education. It is the key regional provider of vocational education, with over 150 programmes offered from its campuses in Petone and Wellington.

WelTec is a public tertiary institute established and funded by the New Zealand Government. WelTec offers a broad range of approved qualifications from certificates and diplomas to degree and graduate diploma programmes.  The programme levels allow for staged pathways through the qualifications and range from Level 4 to Level 7 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.

With over 11,000 part and full-time students WelTec has flexible delivery options for almost any type of study option.  WelTec also offers pathway programmes in English language and academic study for those who need preparation for their area of study. International students can enrol directly from high school or after completing professional qualifications or work experience in their home countries.

Programmes are developed closely with industry professionals and WelTec enjoys a close relationship with many Industry Training Organisations, as well as individual employers and business groups. This ensures courses and qualifications are current and relevant to business and employment needs. Many of our students have gone on to exciting employment opportunities after finishing their studies.

Wellington – The Heart of New Zealand

Wellington is the political, cultural and creative heart of New Zealand. It has the highest incomes, best educated work force and lowest unemployment in the country.  Wellington is the study destination of choice for smart, ambitious and imaginative students from all over the world.  Studying in Wellington gives you access to world-class education opportunities and all the benefits of living in one of the world’s most interesting and diverse capital cities. Read more here.


 Key Benefits
  • Quality Programmes
  • Free Airport Pickup
  • Comprehensive Insurance
  • Accomodation Support
  • Learning Support
  • Cadetships
  • Connection with Industry
  • Fun in NZ
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