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Welcome to Wintec | Te Pūkenga

​​​​​Kia ora koutou. We are so excited to have you joining us.

On this page, you will find everything you need to know about student life, our campuses, how to prepare for your first days, and what support is available. If there's anything you need or if you have any questions, please get in contact with us.

Take a look around

Press the play button to find out about our campuses and support services such as Te Kete Manaaki, IT assistance, and learning support available throughout your journey.

You can also book a campus tour to check out the facilities before your first day, get your parking and Student ID organised, and we can show you where your classrooms are.


Your first day of class

Your first day, also known as your induction day, is when you will receive resources and information that will benefit your studies.

We plan the day to make you feel welcome and prepared to help you get the most out of your time.

To find out when your first day is and what you may need to bring with you, use the course search box below and click the 'Your First Day' tab on your programme page.

Get ready checklist

Take a look at our handy checklist below to find out what you can get sorted out before you arrive.

ID card

Your Student ID Card is a multi-purpose card that gives you access to your classrooms, study areas, studios, and after-hour access to both the City and Rotokauri hubs. It is your library card (which can be topped up to pay for printing). You can also use it to prove you are a student to access discounts and giveaways at locations beyond Wintec, like at restaurants and on transport.

You can choose your own picture and arrange the card in advance, or we can take the photo for you when you come on-site – please visit
the main SEIC counter where the card will be made for you on the spot.

Organise your ID by emailing your name, Student ID number, and a head and shoulders photo to Please include your postal address if you would like us to post it to you. Check out the Best-start Guide below for steps on choosing your own photo.

Parking permit
If you plan to drive and park on campus, you will need a parking permit. Follow the instructions here to find out more about applying for your permit.
If you are looking for your timetable, you can find it here. Please note that timetables can change, so it is a good idea to check the information before your first day of class.​​
Organise finances

Get information on funding your studies here. We have a range of scholarships that you may be eligible for, and if you are a domestic student, you may also be eligible for financial support with Studylink.

The Best-start Guide is designed to make your initial weeks easier. It includes tips about what to complete before you arrive, in the first week and more. It also has all the helpful resources and services we provide. 

Download the Best-Start guide

He reo pōwhiri, your official welcome

Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.

You are warmly invited to attend the official pōwhiri and welcome ceremony to Wintec for all new kaimahi (staff), ākonga (learner), and whānau (family) at our campuses this month.

The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Find the upcoming pōwhiri dates and itinerary below for our campuses.

Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa Marae, Hamilton City Campus
Date: Monday 22 July 2024
  • 9am: Meet in the Gallagher Hub courtyard where our kaimahi will guide you through the pōwhiri process
  • 9.30am: Pōwhiri begins
  • 10am: Pōwhiri ends
  • 10.05am: Hākari (morning tea)
  • 10.30am: Ākonga gather in groups to begin class inductions
Rotokauri Campus 
Date: Tuesday 23 July 2024
  • 9am: Meet outside the Rotokauri Campus G Block/Student Street courtyard where our kaimahi will guide you through the pōwhiri process
  • 9.30am: Pōwhiri begins
  • 10am: Pōwhiri ends
  • 10.05am: Hākari (morning tea)
  • 10.30am: Ākonga gather in groups to begin class inductions

Please ensure that your tutor knows that you are attending the pōwhiri. All tutors will be present to meet and travel with you from the marae to your classes.

Connect with us

Join one of our social media channels to find out what's happening. We recommend joining our Wintec Facebook page where you will be the first to know about events, news and announcements. You might also like to check out our other channels here.

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