English language students standing outside the Wintec Atrium

English Language

The Wintec English language programmes are ideal for migrants and refugee, who wish to improve their opportunities in both work and study in New Zealand.

Students enter the programmes at a level that best corresponds to their current capability, and can progress all the way through the New Zealand Certificates in English Language. Students have the opportunity to take the IELTS, OET and Cambridge First exams, and following completion can continue on to study are Wintec or beyond, across a large array of programmes.

Our Programmes

IELTS

IELTS assesses all English skills including  reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is designed to reflect how students will use English at study, at work, and at play, in their new life abroad.

Wintec is a testing location for the IELTS test in Hamilton.

Wintec also offers an IELTS preparation course to help students prepare for the test.

Cambridge English Exams

Wintec is an authorised centre to offer Cambridge English Language assessments. Click here to find out more about the Cambridge English Exam, and book a test. If students are interested in the Cambridge English Exam Preparation course, click here to find out more and book a place.

Cambridge English Language Assessment logo

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. Click here to find out about our OET preparation course.

The OET 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

To register for the test visit: occupationalenglishtest.org and view OET test dates here.

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OET test dates

Test dateRegistration Closing Date
Results publishedProfessions available for this date
Saturday 16 March 2019Wednesday 20 February 2019
at 11.59 pm AEST
at 12.59 pm GMT
Thursday 4 April 2019
by 5 pm AEST
by 8 am GMT

Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Podiatry
Radiography
Speech Pathology
Veterinary Science

Dentistry
Dietetics
Medicine
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Saturday 6 April 2019Wednesday 13 March 2019
at 11.59 pm AEST
at 2.59 pm GMT
Friday 3 May 2019
by 5 pm AEST
by 8 am GMT
Dentistry
Medicine
Nursing
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Radiography
Saturday 18 May 2019Wednesday 24 April 2019
at 11.59 pm AEST
at 2.59 pm GMT
Thursday 6 June 2019
by 5 pm AEST
by 8 am GMT
Dentistry
Dietetics
Medicine
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Podiatry
Radiography
Speech Pathology
Veterinary Science
Saturday 15 June 2019Wednesday 22 May 2019
at 11.59 pm AEST
at 2.59 pm GMT
Thursday 4 July 2019
by 5 pm AEST
by 8 am GMT
Dentistry
Medicine
Nursing
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Radiography
Sunday 7 July 2019Wednesday 12 Jun 2019
at 11.59 pm AEST
at 2.59 pm GMT
Thursday 25 July 2019
by 5 pm AEST
by 8 am GMT
Dentistry
Dietetics
Medicine
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Podiatry
Radiography
Speech Pathology
Veterinary Science
Saturday 3 August 2019Wednesday 10 July 2019 at
11.59 pm AEST
at 2.59 pm GMT
Thursday 22 August 2019
by 5 pm AEST
by 8 am GMT
Dentistry
Medicine
Nursing
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Radiography
Saturday 31 August 2019Wednesday 7 August 2019 at
11.59 pm AEST
at 2.59 pm GMT
Thursday 19 September 2019
by 5 pm AEDT
by 6 am GMT
Dentistry
Dietetics
Medicine
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Podiatry
Radiography
Speech Pathology
Veterinary Science
Saturday 21 September 2019Wednesday 28 August 2019
at 11.59 pm AEDT
at 1.59 pm GMT
Friday 11 October 2019
by 5 pm AEDT
by 6 am GMT
Dentistry
Medicine
Nursing
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Radiography
Sunday 13 October 2019Wednesday 18 September 2019
at 11.59 pm AEDT
at 12.59 pm GMT
Thursday 31 October 2019
by 5 pm AEDT
by 6 am GMT
Dentistry
Dietetics
Medicine
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Podiatry
Radiography
Speech Pathology
Veterinary Science
Saturday 9 November 2019Wednesday 16 October 2019 at
11.59 pm AEDT
at 12.59 pm GMT
Thursday 28 November 2019
by 5 pm AEDT
by 6 am GMT
Dentistry
Medicine
Nursing
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Radiography
Saturday 30 November 2019Wednesday 6 November 2019
at 11.59 pm AEST
at 2.59 pm GMT
Thursday 19 December
2019 by 5 pm AEST
by 8 am GMT
Dentistry
Dietetics
Medicine
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Podiatry
Radiography
Speech Pathology
Veterinary Science

*Closing dates: registrations close three weeks before the test date.

For a list of all OET test dates see the following:

Pathways

English language pathway diagram

About the faculty

The Centre for Languages provides English programmes at all levels for students for whom English is a second or other language.

Permanent residents, new migrants and international students from a number of different countries, and spanning the ages of 16 to 80, take part in these programmes.

A priority for the centre has been to facilitate access to learning by making programmes as flexible as possible. This flexibility includes:

  • The use of ICT, multimedia and on-line resources
  • The incorporation of special interest topics
  • Academic, vocational and survival language options
  • ​Development of supported learning pathways into mainstream studies

Prospectus (course guide)

The Wintec Prospectus (otherwise known as a course guide) outlines everything you need to know about Wintec. It contains information about the Wintec campuses, student life, and the programmes that are on offer.

Request an email or posted copy of the Prospectus.

The Prospectus (course guide) is available in both digital and physical formats. Click on the document below to download a copy or fill in the form below to receive a copy via either email or the post.

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