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Wellington Institute of Technology,Wellington,New Zealand

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WelTec or Wellington Institute of Technology is an internationally acclaimed institution of vocational education with over 100 years of history. It is an institute established and funded by the government of New Zealand. It offers more than 150 courses in different areas of study which qualify the students for certifications, diplomas, degree and graduate diploma. It has over 11,000 full time and part time students.

In 2013, there were over 520 international students who studied at WelTec. WelTech is a top quality education provider as it has received a ranking of Category One Provider from the Qualifications Authority of New Zealand. Wellington Institute of Technology along with its sister institute Whitireia are among the 25 selected organizations for Immigration by the country’s Streamlined Visa Processing Pilot. As a result, international students can take admission in New Zealand’s educational institutes faster now can also get their visa applications prioritized. The most sought after courses of WelTec are Engineering, Hospitality, Information Technology (IT), Business Studies, English Language and Counselling and Alcohol & Drug Studies. WelTec undertakes Business Services and research and development services which enable the enterprises to make use of WelTec’s specialized resources and expertise.



There are multiple campuses of WelTec. They are:

  • Petone Campus - The campus is only 15 mins. drive from inner Wellington. It is also close to the beach and the harbour.
  • Wellington CBD Campus - This campus is situated in the heart of the city
  • School of Hospitality - It is co-located with Le Cordon Bleu NZ in the heart of the hospitality industry. It is a state-of-the-art campus.
  • Christchurch Campus - This campus offers programmes in addictions to the returning students.
  • Auckland Campus - This campus offers courses in Community Support, Addictions/Counselling and Youth Support.

Student Facilities

  • Health Services - WelTec provides its students with support and advice on affordable local health providers.
  • Financial Support - Financial guidance is provided to the students by Student Services Officer of WelTec.
  • Library - All the campuses of WelTec provide library services to the students. The library provides them with printing facilities and access to various online resources in addition to books and videos.
  • Bookshop - Students and order and buy books at the Petone Campus’ bookshop.
  • Students’ Association - It protects the interests of the students of WelTec by providing advocacy, representation, liaison and information. It also provides other amenities, entertainment and services to the students.
  • Beauty Therapy Clinic - It is open at the church street campus.
  • Dynamics Gym - The membership to this gym is open to all the existing students of WelTec. The gym is well equipped to provide strength, weight and cardio training.
  • Salon Services - Hairdressing salons are present at two campuses, Church street and Petone.
  • Child Care Centre Te Whare Ako
  • Student Counselling Service - This service is accessible to all students of WelTec. It is available 24X7 and also provides trauma support.

Transport and Location

All the campuses are well connected with public transportation facilities. The Petone campus is just a few minutes away from a train service. The campus also has various bus services operating in close proximity. There is parking facility also available in the Petone Campus.

Contact Information

  • Address: Private Bag 39803, Wellington Mail Centre, Lower Hutt  5045
  • Telephone: +64-4-9202 400
  • Fax: +64-4-9202 401
  • Website: www.weltec.ac.nz
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