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Waikato Institute of Technology New Zealand

E ng mana, e ng reo, e ng matawaka n ng hau e wh,nau mai ki te Kuratini o Waikato

To the many from the four winds, welcome to theWaikato Institute of Technology

Wintec's Mission Statement says that our purpose is to build a stronger community through education and career development. The contents of this calendar of certificate, diploma, degree and post-graduate programmes clearly demonstrates our commitment to that mission.

We know that most people will have several careers or occupations during their working lives. Wintec's wide range of vocationally based programmes - from practical trades based courses through to degrees in Business and Informational Technology, Nursing and Midwifery, Sport and Exercise Science and Media Arts - recognise the importance of life long learning and are responsive to the needs of industry, business and the community.

Wintec's strong student centred culture, commitment to professional development for our teaching staff and our strong links with the wider community, ensure that your student experience at Wintec will be a positive one and a successful one.

Why Wintec?
Waikato Institute of Technology

Waikato Institute of Technology is situated in the centre of Hamilton, handy to the main shopping area. It is one of the largest polytechnics in New Zealand and offers a wide variety of courses. All programmes of study have been validated by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and have international standing.

The prime purpose of Waikato Institute of Technology is to provide quality vocational and skills-based education. We have well qualified tutors both in terms of professional qualifications and practice in their field. English language support is available for International Students.

Excellent student facilities are provided.  There is a recreation centre on campus, at which volleyball, badminton, table tennis, basketball, netball, indoor soccer can be played. A weights room is also available together with aerobic classes.

An excellent Tertiary Study Skills Centreprovides support for all areas of study. The Computer Drop-in Centreis open 24 hours every day for student use. This support is included in the tuition fee.

Programmes and Courses

Academic Year

Waikato Institute of Technology academic year consists of two half year semesters. Most programmes have a 2 week holiday between semesters.  Programmes at Wintec involve attending lectures, some practical work experience and studying on your own or in groups to complete assignments and readings. The time spent on assignments and readings will depend on assignment deadlines and examinations.

Semester One - (February - June) Public holiday at Easter, Mid-semester break usually 2 weeks April /May.

Semester Two - (July - November) Mid semester vacation, usually 2 weeks August /September.

Services & Facilities

International Centre 

Staff in the International Centre support overseas students in a friendly welcoming atmosphere.


We offer students

  • Airport transfer to accommodation on first arrival in New Zealand

  • Accommodation advice and homestay placement

  • Co-ordination and organisation of orientation programmes

  • Pastoral care of International students by provision of academic, social, personal and cultural support

  • Support for an International Club

  • Prayer room

  • Entry Criteria

Each academic programme has its own entrance criteria.  A general guide is that;To enter a diploma programme equivalent of a C pass in NZ Sixth form certificate or relevant work experience, is required.  To enter a degree programme the equivalent of NZ Bursary is required. ( See equivalencies chart page ).

You may be granted some academic credits if you already have professional qualifications or other tertiary qualifications.

Entry options

If you do not have the entry requirements to get into the programme you have chosen you can start your learning at a lower level and progress from there.

Staircasing means you can start your education at any level and move up to degree or post graduate level.

English programme 

  Certificate    Diploma    Degree

    Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate


Waikato Institute of Technology has three main campuses in Hamilton - a main city site which sits on the hill overlooking the city centre, Avalon on the northern outskirts of the city, and a horticultural campus at Hamilton Gardens. In addition, it has regional operations at Auckland, Te Kuiti and Thames.

The city site accommodates programmes in Business Studies, Media Arts, Communication, Information Technology, Nursing and Health, Science, Office Technology and Mori Studies. The city site also includes leased facilities in an adjacent office building in Ward Street which houses the Community and Continuing Education, Hairdressing and Tourism Departments.

A central feature of the city campus is the library specifically designed to meet students' requirements well into the 21st century, with internet and electronic data access, as well as a comprehensive collection of books and serials.

The Avalon campus, is on the outskirts of the city near the fast-growing residential and industrial areas of Pukete and Te Rapa, was purpose-built for trades-related training. The 56 hectare site includes specialist workshops for automotive, carpentry, joinery, plumbing, mechanical engineering and heavy diesel training.

The Sport and Exercise Science complex on the Avalon campus offers some of the most up-to-date sports training and testing facilities in the country, and enhances the institute's position with the New Zealand Academy of Sport. A recently completed addition to the facilities at the Avalon Campus is the Centre for Hospitality which provides training in catering and hospitality and includes a training restaurant open to the public.

Other specialist training area on the Avalon campus include the equestrian facilities. The Waikato is known as the centre of the country's top horse breeders and trainers, and the Waikato Institute of Technology has built an Equine Education Centre, complete with 65 x 45 metre indoor riding arena, together with stabling and supporting facilities for 40 horses. In addition, the institute provides agricultural training, with a purpose-built animal handling facility, with extensive areas of farmland.

The third Hamilton campus, the Horticultural Education Centre, is situated amidst the 58 hectares of Hamilton Gardens. This environment allows students to gain experience in a wide variety of horticultural activities, and the Centre specialises in amenity horticulture, arboriculture and floristry.


WintecTristram Street,

Private Bag 3036

Hamilton 2020

New Zealand

Tel:64 7 858 0213

Fax:64 7 834 8895

Email :




Tristram Street,

Private Bag 3036

Hamilton 2020

New Zealand

Tel: 64 7 858 0213

Fax: 64 7 834 8895

Email :



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