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Secondary School Students

WelTec is a great place to study. Our practical, hands-on courses and programmes can propel you towards a fantastic future.

Browse the website to discover the course options you can choose from. If you’re not sure what direction you want to go in, take five minutes to complete our fun careers quiz and get a quick insight into what options might suit.

WelTec has several zero fee programmes designed specifically for students who are still at secondary school, or have just left. Entry to these programmes is limited so apply today to secure your spot.

  • Wellington Trades Academy
    Students enrolled in the academy study full-time and gain credits for both NCEA level 2 and a chosen area of the trades. You also have the opportunity to retain your links with your secondary school and the year’s timetable is based on secondary school terms and hours. The academy is a supportive tertiary learning environment which is specifically designed to provide a bridge from secondary studies.
  • STAR (Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource)
    If you’re still at school you can attend WelTec part-time as part of the STAR programme. You’ll gain an introduction to a trade area and be able to see if it’s really for you.
  • Youth Guarantees
    If you’re 16-17 and ready to move beyond school this is a great opportunity to study and gain practical skills. Youth Guarantee is an exciting initiative which offers you the chance to study free for one year in a range of hands-on practical programmes.