Free bus service

There is a free bus service for all enrolled students. The service starts on 4 March, runs Monday to Friday during Trimesters 1 & 2, and connects the Petone, Wellington City and Porirua campuses. To use the free bus service, show your student ID card to the driver. See the Whitireia, WelTec or Te Auaha websites for timetables and more information.

Tertiary travel discount

If you’re an eligible full-time student you will receive a 25% discount off the peak adult Snapper or single 10-Trip Ticket fare on Metlink bus, rail and ferry services at all times. To get the 25% discount on buses you must apply for the concession and have it loaded on your Snapper Card.

For further information go to the Metlink website www.metlink.org.nz to find out travel and fare information for the Greater Wellington region.

Student spaces

Study and breakout spaces are located across all our campuses, most of which include access to computers and power sockets. There are additional quiet study spaces situated in, or near, the library areas. You can also book quiet rooms for study and meetings via the Student Helpdesks at any campus.

There are places to come to get advice, support, advocacy, ask us anything, relax, get a free hot drink, eat, use a computer, or just come in and talk to someone. Tea and coffee making facilities are available, plus vending machines and microwave facilities to heat up your own food. For further information on available student spaces, ask at the Student Helpdesks.

Free breakfast

We provide free breakfast Mon-Fri across our campuses, subject to availability, as well as tea and coffee. There are microwave facilities to heat up your own food at various locations across all our campuses.

Community spaces for Māori and Pasifika students

We have dedicated spaces for Māori and Pasifika students wanting friendly and welcoming places to study, socialise, or to get advice and support.

Te Whare Āwhina
28 Kensington Avenue, Petone Campus 

Pasifika Centre
Main Hub, Petone Campus

Ako Ake
F014, Porirua Campus

Prayer rooms

Ask at the Student Helpdesks for more information.

After-hours access

You will need your student ID cards, and in some cases a swipe card, in order to gain access to your campus after hours. Some campuses extend their hours to accommodate later study and late classes.

Petone Campus
5pm-11pm on weekdays
10am-7pm on weekends

Porirua Campus
Library: Mon – Thurs 5pm-7pm;
Ako Ake: Mon – Fri 7am-11pm; Sat & Sun 7am-6pm (Card access is required)

Auckland Campus
5pm-8pm Mon – Thurs
10am-1pm Saturday

Te Auaha
5pm-10pm Mon – Fri
7am-10pm Saturday

Hospitality Campus
5pm-9pm Mon - Fri



Our on-campus cafeterias sell a range of food and drinks.

Petone: Level 1, Learning Commons

Porirua: Adjacent to the Atrium and the Student Hub

Te Kahui Auaha: Ground floor 


For competitively priced delicious meals, visit one of our fully-supervised training restaurants. Open for café mornings, lunches, dinners and events on selected dates throughout the year.

Bistro 52 and Latte Lab

Hospitality Campus, 52 Cuba Street, Wellington
0800 935 832
WelTec Bistro 52




We provide quality childcare centres on our Petone and Porirua campuses, open to children of students, staff and the local community. Both our childcare centres offer the Ministry of Education ‘20 Hours ECE’ for 3-5 year olds. Please contact the corresponding centre for bookings and fees.

Petone Campus

Te Whare Ako, 9-11 Elizabeth Street, Petone
0800 935 832 or (04) 9202 407
Te Whare Ako

Porirua Campus

Whitireia Childcare Centre, Tutu Place, off Wineera Drive, Porirua
(04) 237 7842
Whitireia Childcare Centre


You will be given a list of any text books required for your course at the start of your studies. The library can help you with questions about textbooks.

Hair and beauty salons

Our fully-supervised training hairdressing and beauty therapy salons offer everything from cuts and colours to waxes and makeovers, at very competitive prices.  The opening hours listed are subject to change, and are dependent on student availability and trimester dates.

Aria Beauty Therapy

Te Kahui Auaha, 65 Dixon Street, Wellington
Thursdays: 1.30pm-7pm
Petone Campus, O Block, Buick Street entrance, Petone
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 1.30pm-7pm

(04) 931 6934
Aria Beauty Therapy

Salon Centrestage

Te Kahui Auaha, 65 Dixon Street, Wellington
Thursdays: 12.30pm-7pm
Petone Campus, O Block, Buick Street entrance, Petone
Wednesdays: 9am-3pm
(04) 931 6933
Salon Centrestage

Beauty and Hair on Campus

Porirua Campus, C400, corner of Tutuira Place and Wi Neera Drive
Open from June-October, please call for details
(04) 237 3135 (Beauty) Thursdays
(04) 237 3124 (Hair) Tuesday and Wednesday
Whitiriea Beauty and Hairdressing Salons
Beauty and Hair on Campus Facebook 


Our barbering students offer FREE barber cuts and services, no appointment necessary.

Te Kahui Auaha, ground floor, 65 Dixon Street, Wellington
Tuesdays to Thursdays: 9.30am-2.30pm

Petone Campus, O Block, Buick Street entrance, Petone
Fridays: 9.30am-2.30pm


Noel Leeming offer discounts for WelTec and Whitireia students on a range of in-store products. Just show your valid student ID card at a Noel Leeming store to claim your discount.


Student accommodation

There are student noticeboards at all campuses where students advertise for flatmates. Alternative sites to find flats and rental accommodation are: www.trademe.co.nz and www.nzflatmates.co.nz and local flatmates wanted groups on Facebook.

For more information about the rules around flatting and renting, see the New Zealand Tenancy Service www.tenancy.govt.nz

We can support you to find temporary or emergency accommodation if necessary – see the Student Helpdesks.