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Foundation Studies

It doesn’t matter where you want to go in your career, or if you don’t know exactly what you want to do yet. What matters is getting you started on the journey towards the sort of future you want for yourself, and building your skills and confidence.

Our Foundation programmes are ideal if you don’t meet the entry requirements for a specific course you want to study, you’re unsure of what programme to study, or if you’ve been out of study for a long time. You’ll graduate ready to jump straight into your next course, or with the confidence to use the skills you already have. 

Whatever your goal is, we know you’re capable of achieving it. With a Foundation course, you’ll prove it to yourself.

Facilities

If you’re creative and are looking into a Certificate of Media Arts, you’ll hone your craft in music studios, iMac-based design labs, art rooms, a newsroom and editing suites. You’ll also use specialist equipment like DSLR cameras and Adobe design software.

Foundation courses in the subject of Health and Wellbeing will be based in our training nursing ward.

If you’re looking into a Trades Foundation course, you’ll be based out at our Rotokauri campus, in a workshop with areas for automotive, electrical, plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying, and mechanical.

Horticulture students will be working at our Hamilton Gardens campus, with a wide variety of trees and plants to identify and care for, workshops to create landscape features in, and bright classrooms to learn theory in before going out into the gardens to get inspiration and sketch.

Pathways

About the Faculty

The Centre for Education and Foundation Pathways can provide you with the platform to:

  • Go on to further study
  • Enhance your work skills, or
  • Simply pursue your interests
  • Enhance Your Study Skills​

We have programmes that enhance study skills and allow you to discover what is expected at tertiary level study.  There are specific pathways if you are interested in further study, e.g. health (e.g. nursing, midwifery) or sport science.

A range of short courses are also available. These include grammar and report writing online, basic computing, and a variety of Adult Community Education classes that are offered in partnership with community education providers.

Read more about the Centre.

Course Guide

Our course guides (prospectuses) will tell you everything you need to know about Wintec. They contain information about the Wintec campus, student life and the programmes we offer.

We offer the course guides (prospectuses) in both digital and physical form.

Undergraduate Course Guide (Prospectus)

Postgraduate Health and Social Practice Course Guide (Prospectus)

Undergraduate Course Guide (Prospectus)

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Postgraduate Health Course Guide (Prospectus)

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