Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) Verified

Polytechnic (ITP) • Lower Hutt and Wellington • 124 courses

About the provider

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.

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.



Wellington CBD Campus


The campus is shared with Whitireia. It provides a central location from which we offer a selection of Business options. The facility is also used by the Wellington ICT Graduate School. Handy to plenty of shops and cafes. Easily accessible if you work in town. The Dixon Street campus is also within easy walking distance of WelTec’s School of Hospitality.

Petone Campus

Lower Hutt

Petone is home to a big Learning Commons area and our main library. Plus other support services such as our jobs broker, Tamaiti Whangai team, Pasifika support and WelTec International. Facilities include Dynamics Gym, our childcare centre Te Whare Ako and our Petone student hairdressing salon Centrestage. Our student training cafe, Bistro 107, is open for certain periods throughout the year.

Porirua Campus


Situated just 20 minutes from Wellington city, the Porirua campus has extensive resources from an award-winning library, health education facility, student services and learning centres.

Auckland Campus


Our Social Services School is located on Queen Street in downtown Auckland along with our partner Whitireia. Addictions. Youth development. Full and part-time options. Flexible learning online and on campus. Close to bus and train networks.

Te Kāhui Auaha Campus


Opened in 2018, Te Kāhui Auaha is the new creative campus in the heart of Wellington's vibrant Cuba quarter. Programmes for Te Auaha will be available in our new campus as well as in Petone and Porirua. Bringing together film, photography, creative design, media broadcasting, journalism, creative writing, performing arts, music, hair, beauty and more.

Wellington School of Construction


The biggest and newest trades training facility in the country. Located on SH2 near Petone railway station. Car parking available on-site. The $11 million facility opened in 2015 is home to our Construction School. You'll learn in purpose-built workshops. Carpentry. Painting. Applied Decorating. Plus with an overall area of 9,614sqm, there's plenty of space to build and work on up to six houses from start to finish.

Wellington School of Hospitality


Our ultramodern Hospitality School. Located right amongst the city's bustling bars and restaurants. Minutes from buses on Manners Street and 20 minutes from Wellington railway station. You might learn in our training restaurant Bistro 52 or the Latte Lab cafe, both of which are open to the public. Or take field trips to some of Wellington's nearby restaurants, hotels and attractions. There is also a Learning Commons area with plenty of computers.

Wellington ICT Graduate School


WelTec has joined forces with Whitireia and Victoria University to establish the Wellington ICT Graduate School. The Wellington ICT Graduate School will provide an advanced standard in ICT education in Wellington; ensuring industry focused and practical education, presenting graduates who will be future leaders in this sector. The aim is to streamline education to employment by working closely with globally-connected ICT firms and local start-ups.

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