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Foundation Studies

Foundation programmes are ideal for people who don’t meet the entry requirements for a specific course they want to study, are unsure of what programme to study, or have been out of study for a long time. Students will graduate ready to jump straight into their next course, or with the confidence to use the skills they already have.

Professional programmes / short courses

Facilities

Media arts

Students studying the media arts stream of Te Ara Putake, will hone their craft in music studios, iMac-based design labs, art rooms, a newsroom, and editing suites. They will also use specialist equipment like DSLR cameras and Adobe design software.

Health and wellbeing

Foundation courses in the subject of health and wellbeing will be based in our training nursing ward.

Trades

Students looking into a trades foundation course, will be based out at our Rotokauri campus, in a workshop with areas for automotive, electrical, plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying, and mechanical.

Horticulture

Horticulture students will be working at the 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

Please check the entry criteria for each programme to see which course is the best level for you to begin with. The entry criteria information can be found on each of the programme pages here online. You can also contact us directly to discuss the appropriate level for you at info@wintec.ac.nz.

About the faculty

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

  • Go on to further study
  • Enhance work skills, or simply pursue their interests
  • Enhance study skills​

We have programmes that help students develop study skills and allows them to discover what is expected at tertiary level study. There are specific pathways if students are interested in further study, eg health, 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.

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.

Access your copy of the Wintec Prospectus

The Wintec Prospectus (course guide) is available by downloading the file - click on a document below to access the file. Alternatively, to request a copy via email or the post, please complete the form below.

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