The Wellington Institute of Technology, or WelTec is a public New Zealand polytechnic based in Petone, Lower Hutt. It was formed by an amalgamation between the Central Institute of Technology and the Hutt Valley Polytechnic in 2001. Hutt Valley Polytechnic was established in 1904.
It is a leading provider of certificates, diplomas and graduate diplomas in around 140 courses in disciplines ranging from hospitality, business, information technology, visual arts, counselling, engineering and construction. With over 11,000 students enrolled on various programmes, WelTec offers a wonderful learning experience to its students. Affordable fees, state-of-the-art facilities, career support and assisted accommodation support in Wellington make WelTec a great choice.
WelTec's main campus is in Petone, Lower Hutt; it also has campuses in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.
WelTec’s passion for the future is based on solid foundations. It has had an important place within the wider Wellington region for over 100 years.
It’s teaching is enhanced by the positive industry relationships developed. It works closely with employers so that their graduates are confident and have the skills they need to succeed in the workplace.
It’s business, industry and professional partnerships are of enormous benefit to students. Students work on real projects and employers often recruit graduates directly from WelTec. Students will find inspiration and support here, as well as an excellent education. Above all, every student is a name, not a number, at WelTec.
If you want to study towards a Bachelor Degree (excluding teaching degrees), Certificate of Proficiency, Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma, or Graduate Certificate or Diploma you must have one of the following:
• IELTS Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
If you want to study towards a postgraduate qualification, eg a Postgraduate Diploma, Masters, or PhD you must have one of the following:
• IELTS Academic with an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
Foundation or certificate programmes
NCEA LEVEL 1 or are a mature student with the required skills
NCEA LEVEL 2 or 3 or a relevant certificate qualification or are a mature student with the required skills
Undergraduate degree programmes
Degree entry requirements or a relevant diploma qualification or are a mature student with the required skills
An undergraduate degree or graduate diploma/certificate
Postgraduate diploma or certificate plus relevant work experience
There is a range of accommodation options available to you when you study here.. See the websites for information about short and long-term accommodation options. If a student is under the age of 18 it is a Code of Practice requirement that the student be in the care of a residential caregiver.
You an either opt for a homestay or rent students apartments.
Various options are available. It is better to opt for a short term accommodation and then look out for the best suited for your needs.
WelTec offers a variety of scholarships and work opportunities. The scholarships offer financial support to you, so that you can complete your studies. Work opportunities give you a taste of the industry, allowing you to gain valuable knowledge and experience.Please refer to the institute for the scholarships options avalaible to you.