Based in Hamilton, the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), is one of the country’s largest institutes of technology. We deliver high-quality education across vocational (technical) and professional fields of study to approximately 13,000 students, across over 130 different courses.
At Wintec students are educated in a way that builds their confidence and gets them work-ready. We differ from other types of tertiary providers in the way students get the chance to put their theoretical learning into practice from the very start. You will get to work on real-life projects based on relevant topics and themes as if you were in the workplace. You will also get involved in work placements. This means that by the time you graduate, you will be confident in your skills and knowledge, and know-how to apply your learnings. Our academic staff have years of industry experience between them, which means they can guide you on your journey.
Wintec maintains collaborative relationships with local industry and iwi to identify the needs of the region and community. Fostering strong networks that our students and graduates benefit from is a high priority for us. Understanding the needs of local industry, what type of graduates they need now, and what they will need in the future is critical to assisting industry and our graduates.
Our City Campus is located in the heart of Hamilton’s CBD. There’s onsite accommodation and snack spots throughout the Hub, with eateries, shops, the Waikato River, Hamilton’s Lake Rotoroa and public transport just a short walk away. The main Wintec library and the Gallagher Hub are at the City Campus.
The Rotokauri Campus (51 Akoranga Road) is about 10 minutes drive north of the CBD and is set on a 56 hectare site. If you want to study sport science, trades, engineering, animal care ,or hospitality and cookery, you’ll be based out at our Rotokauri Campus. You’ll be learning in some of the best purpose-built facilities in New Zealand and relaxing in a modern Student Hub with access to a library, computers and coffee.
Hamilton Gardens Campus
The Horticulture Education Centre is located at the famous Hamilton Gardens. The Gardens Campus gives you the unique opportunity to study arboriculture, horticulture or landscape design and construction in a hands-on, practical setting