WESTERN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AT TARANAKI (WITT)

 
The Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT) is a quality Government-owned tertiary education institution based in New Zealand's cultural and surfing hub.  Taranaki is a beautiful region defined by its wonderful snow-capped mountain, extensive coastline, great surfing and many opportunities for outdoor activities.

WITT is the only state tertiary institution in Taranaki and offers courses from certificate to degree level across a wide range of areas, including Business, Nursing, Hospitality, Maori, Humanities, Media, Art, Electrical, Engineering, Automotive, Welding, Carpentry, Architecture, Computing, Fitness, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Make-up Artistry, Early Childhood Education, Social Sciences and Agriculture.

WITT also specialises in English language tuition and foundation programmes for overseas students.

WITT's main campus is in New Plymouth, on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island. The campus contains a cafeteria, art blocks, computer labs, engineering workshops, hospitality facilities (including a training restaurant and cafe) and most recently, two student accommodation blocks offering modern and affordable living.

WITT focuses its courses particularly on vocational outcomes, and seeks to ensure that graduates are able to enter the workforce successfully or to advance their careers through further education or training.Their small size means that they are able to focus on the needs of their students and provide high-quality tuition in a small class environment.They also work very closely with industry to ensure that their students get real industry experiences and are able to learn from this on–job training.Their well-qualified staff is dedicated to help their students to achieve positive learning outcomes. Their qualifications are well-regarded both regionally and nationally.

Why choose WITT?

1. SAFE AND WELCOMING REGION

Taranaki is a beautiful region of the beautiful country of New Zealand. The city of New Plymouth is friendly and safe. WITT qualifications and courses reflect the region's economic strengths as well as New Zealand employment needs. New Plymouth has also won the most livable city award for populations 20,000 - 70,000 at the 11th International Awards for Livable Communities in 2008.

2. GOVERNMENT GUARANTEED INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

WITT is a high quality, Government owned and guaranteed, tertiary education institute situated in the Taranaki region of New Zealand' North Island. The qualifications are approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Class sizes are typically small so you get to enjoy good contact time with your tutors and your class mates. 

3. EXPERIENCED AND QUALIFIED STAFF

All their staff is experienced and dedicated in their approach to teaching. They maintain up-to-date skills for the benefit of their students. WITT offers extensive support for study and pastoral care.  

4. GREAT WEATHER

New Plymouth has fresh clean air and blue skies. It has a healthy and comfortable climate, not too hot and not too cold.

5. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

WITT qualifications offer the best in vocational education. Their courses have a strong applied learning component which supports the theory students learn in the class room. WITT offers qualifications from certificate, through to diploma and degree level. 

6. CENTRALLY LOCATED

New Plymouth is located on the west coast of the North Island, about 45 minutes by plane from either Auckland or Wellington. Tourists and students come from around the world to enjoy the stunning scenery, surf beaches, art, culture, lifestyle and education opportunities that Taranaki offers. 

7. ENGINEERING

Taranaki is recognised as New Zealand's Energy province. The Taranaki region is home to New Zealand's Oil and Gas industry with almost ninety percent of the sector's total nationwide employment based in the region. The region boasts a thriving boat and yacht building industry and is home to many national and international engineering companies.

8. HOSPITALITY

WITT works closely with hospitality leaders to create up to date, relevant qualifications. WITT's popular Diploma in Professional Cookery is an extremely well respected qualification and many graduates have gone on to gain employment and New Zealand residency.

9. ARTS AND MEDIA

The Taranaki region hosts many working artists and is home to the world renown Govett Brewster Art Gallery. Students studying Art at WITT can specialise in media, photography or cultural design. Check out our Arts department website - http://wittart.co.nz/.   

10. FREE BUS SERVICE

The Tertiary Bus Service allows WITT students to travel for free on all New Plymouth urban bus services provied by Tranzit Coach Lines, including travel from Waitara and Oakura, on any day at any scheduled time (including weekends and evenings). Bus timetables are available in the WITT cafe or online atwww.taranakibus.info. You will need to show your WITT ID card to access this service. There is now also a free bus from South Taranaki through the Connector Bus www.trc.govt.nz/hawera-new-plymouth-connector/ picking students up from Opunake and Hawera through to New Plymouth Central.

 



Our Locations
  • New Plymouth
    20 Bell Street, Private Bag 2030, New Plymouth 4342, www.witt.ac.nz