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Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT) is the largest tertiary education institution in the province of Taranaki, New Zealand. The institute has two campuses around Taranaki; the main campus is situated in New Plymouth, and the other is located in Hawera.

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 opened in 1972 and 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.

WITT is a largest provider of Highway Engineering programmes in New Zealand (NZIHT) which Taranaki is home to New Zealand’s Oil & Gas industry.

CERTIFICATE AT LEVEL 3

•             Academic IELTS 5 (with no band lower than 5)

CERTIFICATE AT LEVEL 4

•             Academic IELTS 5.5 (with no band lower than 5)

CERTIFICATE OR DIPLOMA AT LEVEL 5

•             Academic IELTS 5.5 (with no band lower than 5)

CERTIFICATE OR DIPLOMA AT LEVEL 6 OR 7 DEGREE, OR GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OR DIPLOMA

•             Academic IELTS 6 (with no band lower than 5.5)

 

Diploma level programmes equivalent to New Zealand NCEA Level 2 (Year 12) or equivalent

Higher Secondary Certificate with passes of 60% in each subject

Bachelor degree level programmes equivalent to New Zealand NCEA Level 3 (Year 13) or equivalent

All India Senior School Certificate or equivalent, with passes of 75% in each subject

AGRICULTURE                   

New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Farming systems)              

New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Vehicles, Machinery & Infrastructure)      

New Zealand Certificate in Land Based Sustainability Practice                     

ART, GRAPHIC DESIGN & DIGITAL MEDIA                            

New Zealand Certificate in Art & Design (Level 4)              

New Zealand Diploma in Arts & Design (Level 5)

New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media & Design (Level 5)                           

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT                      

New Zealand Diploma in Business with Strands in Accounting, or Leadership and Management (Level 5)             

Bachelor of Applied Management           

Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management       

Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management   

Graduate Diploma in Project Management           

Graduate Diploma in Accounting                            

COMPUTING                   

New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)   

New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5)                     

ENGINEERING                 

Certificate in Engineering Technology     

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical)          

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical)

NZIHT's New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil)         

NZIHT's Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Highways)                    

ENGLISH LANGUAGE                    

NZ Certificate in English Language                         

HOSPITALITY                   

Diploma in Professional Cookery              

NURSING & HEALTHCARE                          

Bachelor of Nursing            

New Certificate of Health & Wellbeing (Health Assistant Strand) (Level 3)              

New Certificate of Health & Wellbeing (Advanced Support) (Level 4)*

 

WITT has two on-site accommodation blocks – simply move in and make yourself at home. This is affordable, apartment-like living with spacious rooms in the heart of New Plymouth city. Your room will be clean, private and comfortable to live and study in, complete with private bathroom, fridge, wardrobe and computer desk. You choose between having your own room or sharing with a room-mate.

ON-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

Te Henui Lodge provides modern, spacious secure apartment-style accommodation facilities with managers living on-site. Domestic and international students live on-site, offering great immersion language opportunities for those wanting to practice their English, make friends and learn about New Zealand culture. Located on campus, you'll have convenient access to the library, and all the attractions of the central city within easy walking distance. The on-campus accommodation is NOT assessed or monitored by WITT.

WITT cannot guarantee that rooms at the on-campus hostel will be available and we strongly recommend that students apply for accommodation as soon as possible to ensure they do not miss out on accommodation.

HOMESTAY ACCOMMODATION

Homestay offers a caring family living environment, which can ease the adjustment of living in a new country with different food, language and customs.

Homestay families welcome international students into their homes and this is an ideal choice for students who want to experience living with a New Zealand family. Homestay accommodation is particularly suitable for students who are studying English language.

PRIVATE RENTAL ACCOMMODATION (FLATTING)

Students who wish to live independently can rent an apartment or share a house with others. In a flat you can have your own room or share with other students. Flats are usually unfurnished. Bathroom and kitchen facilities are shared. Rent is paid per room with all other expenses (food, power, telephone and internet) along with cooking and cleaning shared.

Scholarships

A range of scholarships and grants are available for students studying at WITT.  Some scholarships apply to specific programmes, others are available to assist students who fit criteria based on hardship or equity and others are for the general student population.

Scholarships and grants are available for your benefit, to help you achieve your dream, so take advantage of them.


Quick Facts


INSTITUTION TYPEPUBLIC

FOUNDING YEAR1972

CAMPUSURBAN

FEES

Fees starts from 17,670 NZ$ and varies according to your course

COST OF LIVING

For general living costs such as accommodation, food, books, clothing etc, it is impossible to provide an exact figure as all students are different and have different lifestyles. But a minimum of 15,500 NZ$ is estimated cost for a yearly expenses on accommodation, food, transport and social activities.

UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

http://www.witt.ac.nz


RANKING OF UNIVERSITIES


World Ranking                     :         11919

Country Rank                       :          25

Presence                               :         9939

Impact                                   :          10134

Openness                              :          9491

Excellence                             :          5789


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20 Bell Street, NEW PLYMOUTH, Welbourn, Taranaki, New Zealand, 4342

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