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Writing and Study Skills

Course details

  • Nov 2020
    Jan 2021
    Feb 2021
  • Fee-free
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees-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.

This is offered in conjunction with Student Learning Services and Te Kete Kōnae. Topics include assignment writing, referencing, using the library and digital resources, how to manage study and time in an academic setting, and much more.

​​SLS = Student Learning Services

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Book your place here

2020 programme date:

  • 24-27 November (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday).

2021 programme dates:

  • 25-28 January (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday).
  • 12-13 February (Friday and 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


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

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 Wintec timetables are available online here.

How to find your way around

Campus maps can be found here.

Parking and bus information

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

He reo pōwhiri  - Your official welcome to Wintec

You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.

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.

Access your copy of the Wintec Prospectus

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

Request an emailable or printed copy of the Prospectus

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