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Improve your English. Improve your opportunities!

If you are a migrant or refugee living in New Zealand, learning English at Wintec will make it easier to study and work.

Many of our courses are ​free to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents and will enable you to continue studying other courses at Wintec.​​

The warm, friendly people at the Centre for Languages will make sure you are supported in your studies and Wintec’s pastoral care can help find solutions to a variety of issues. You will also have access to the Health Centre and Library and computer labs, are free of charge, 24-hours a day.

Occupational English Test (OET)

Wintec is an official testing venue for Occupational English Test (OET). OET is the leading English language test specifically designed for healthcare professionals. Find out more about OET here

Occupational English Test logoOccupational English Test:

  • Is designed to test the English language proficiency of health professionals in 12 specific fields;
  • Is valid and reliable, developed and revised by subject experts;
  • Tests reading, writing, listening and speaking skills using real healthcare scenarios;
  • Ensures profession-specific English language skills to safeguard patient safety and quality of care.

Registration is now open for the Occupational English Test (OET) at Wintec. To register, or for more information visit

Test dateApplications openResults published
Saturday, 8 April 201716 February - 15 March4 May 2017
Saturday, 13 May 201716 March - 19 April5 June 2017
Saturday, 10 July 201720 April - 17 May4 July 2017
Saturday, 9 July 201718 May - 14 June31 July 2017
Saturday, 5 August 201715 June  - 12 July28 August 2017
Saturday, 2 September 201713 July - 9 August25 September 2017
Saturday, 7 October 201710 August - 13 September30 October 2017
Saturday, 4 November 201714 September - 11 October28 November 2017
Saturday, 3 December 201712 October - 8 November22 December 2017

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You might be looking to return to work, or maybe you just want a better job situation? We have a range of study options to help you make that change. Take the first step toward your future now.

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