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Make it Happen
Once you've decided what you want to study, it's time to get organised and make it all work for you.
Yes, there are a few things to consider, but it's not that difficult really. The following information will help get you on track and if you need any further help, just let us know.
Winning a scholarship could make all the difference. Take a look at the scholarships that could be right for you.
Paying for your studies
You can pay for your fees in a variety of ways including cheque, credit card, cash or eftpos. You may also be eligible for a Student Loan or allowance or one of the many scholarships or grants that are available.
Get an idea of what your schedule might look like.
Looking for a form? Find a helpful selection here.
Youth Opportunities & Information
At School? Leaving School? Already finished? There are a number of programs designed to point you in the direction of your dreams.
Some of them enable you to stay in school and work towards a qualification at Wintec, others offer courses for free, and there are also opportunities for you to do tours or short tasters.
Secondary Schools Hub
We work actively with schools and career advisors to help secondary students decide what to do after they leave school.
It's smart to explore your options. Why shouldn't you when there are taster courses on offer? Try it out and see if it's something you'd like your future to look like.
Sometimes school doesn't provide the environment you need, and when that's the case, you need to get into a place that does. If you're aged 16-19, you have the option of studying a range of certificates at Wintec for free.
Waikato Trades Academy
The Trades Academy allows year 11, 12 and 13 students to study at Wintec AND school, giving you the benefits of both worlds.There are options to study in a variety of fields (not just trades).
Maori & Pasifika Trade Training
Gain the skills and experiences our community and employers need in small, practical classes. It’s FREE and if you complete your study, we’ll even help you find a job and give you a tool allowance!
Recognising Your Experience
Maybe you excel at your job but need a formal qualification to get that promotion, or perhaps you want to begin a new career.
We recognise that and with Headstart, you can use your experience to get where you want to be.
New to study
Maybe your journey to study has taken a different path? Wanting to get ready for the academic year and set yourself up with the right skills? Enrol in a Free Writing and Study Skills course now. For more information
Choose to study at Wintec and you'll find yourself in a safe, vibrant, student city surrounded by some of the most amazing natural environments in the world.
You'll be supported every step of the way by our dedicated International Centre. They will help you with application, visas and all other details, from the day you arrive until you leave with an internationally recognised qualification.
Find Out How Easy it is.
Māori and Pasifika students
Creating success for Māori and Pasifika students.
Our Māori and Pasifika cultures make Wintec a vibrant and exciting place to study. We work hard to nurture Māori and Pacific ways of knowing, in order to see successful outcomes for our students and their communities.
We encourage new to study students to enrol in a Free Writing and Study Skills Workshop prior to starting their course. Additional to the mainstream courses, Te Kete Kōnae tailors this course delivery from a Maori and Pasifika perspective. Click here to register.
Study for FREE
There are a few courses and schemes that offer you fee-free study here at Wintec.
Fee Free Courses
Get up to speed with the computer, writing and study skills you need to go on further and create a career that you love.
Other Free Options
If you are under 25, you may be eligible to study a range of our Level 2 Certificates for free. To see what's available, use the filter at the top of this page and choose 'course type = certificate'.
A range of other free schemes exist for Youth. These can all be found in the Youth section above.
I Don't Know What To Study
Don't worry, not everyone does. You might know your passions but what jobs do they lead to? Maybe you don't have a clue what you want to do. Either way, we can help.
Use our free tool, Find Your Fit, to find a range of job options based on what you'd like from a career.
If you'd prefer to talk to someone and explore your options, get in touch with us here.