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Writing and Study Skills

Course details

  • 21-24 Jan 2020 (Tues, Wed, Thurs, and Fri)
    14-15 Feb 2020 (Fri and Sat)
  • Fee-free
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fee-Free
  • Hamilton City Campus

This course is not designed for International students. If you are an international student interested in this area please contact the International Centre.


This free programme provides students with a solid foundation for getting started in tertiary education.

The programme covers a wide range of topics, from writing essays to managing time as a student. Wintec has some fantastic resources, and we are committed to helping students access them.

There are two different courses offered by either Student Learning Services (WTCE303,) or Te Kete Kōnae (WTCE301). Both courses offer similar content on a number of topics including: assignment writing, referencing, using the library and digital resources, how to manage study and time in an academic setting, and much more.

Register below:

​​SLS = Student Learning Services
TKK = Te Kete Kōnae

Please also email a copy of your driver’s license to

Book your place here:

2020 programme dates: 21-24 January 2020 (Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) and 14-15 February 2020 (Friday evening and all day Saturday).

Wintec will store your contact details to respond to your query, keep a profile of your interactions with Wintec, and send you promotional material.

Entry criteria


Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

What you will need

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information


Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

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Clinical placement

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.

Request an email or posted copy of the prospectus

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