In this section

Come to one of our free taster days or information evenings!

We've got tasters in June and September. You'll get to listen to presentations, take part in practical activities and meet our academic staff. Our info evenings in May and September are a great opportunity for you to meet our academic staff, get answers to all your questions and get your enrolment underway.

Find out more

A rewarding career awaits you.

As a health and social practice professional, you are at the forefront of changing people’s lives and making a real difference. There are plenty of options when it comes to this industry. Explore them below and find out why you should choose a particular field and what to expect with it.

The fulfilment you will get from a career in health and social practice is unlike any other.

Check out our upcoming information session here or book a spot in our health taster day here.


Why nursing? ​There is no doubt that nursing is a rewarding career. As a registered nurse, you can make a difference to someone’s health experience and impact their lives in a big way. You’ll get to hone lots of different skillsets, improve and save lives in a variety of health-care settings. 

What to expect:​ With Nursing, you can expect a career that’s in demand both here in New Zealand and around the world. Nursing is a hands-on career and that’s the way we teach it at Wintec. Professional nursing knowledge, interpersonal relationships, research skills, human science, clinical and health assessment, management and leadership are just some of the things you’ll learn during your study. You will also be learning in a real-world stimulated area that is set up as an actual ward where you practice on computerised patient models that assume real life health issues. 


Why midwifery? Helping bring new life into the world. That’s what you can do with a career in midwifery. Not only that, but being a midwife means that you will be providing care and support to women all throughout pregnancy, labour and birth, and for up to six weeks after birth. ​ 

What to expect:​ With midwifery, you can expect to be supporting women during one of their biggest milestones in life. During your study, you’ll be learning about midwifery knowledge and skills, art and science of midwifery, midwifery practice, lactation and breastfeeding, interpersonal skills, normal process of childbirth, human biological science, cultural safety, childbirth complexities, health research, the well and sick baby, and will have opportunities to apply these learnings at work placements. A hands-on approach to studying, real world learning environments, and tutors that are experts in the industry are also part of the course to ensure that you get the most out of your study experience. ​

Occupational Therapy

Why occupational therapy? There is an abundance of opportunity in the world of occupational therapy. You will assess and treat people who, because of illness, injury, or circumstance, are limited in their ability to undertake daily activities​. 

What to expect:​ You will be the one helping people every day to enhance the quality of their life. As an occupational therapist, you will be an integral part of the community. Expect to learn from the best as you will study theory with leading clinical tutors here at Wintec and then put the skills you learn into practice on regular fieldwork placements. Your placements will incorporate a comprehensive range of clinical experiences supervised by health care practitioners. At the end of this qualification, you will be able to register to practise as an occupational therapist in New Zealand and be recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. ​

Social Practice

Social Work, Counselling, Mental Health and Addiction Support​

Why social practice? Working with individuals, couples, families, whānau, groups and communities, to offer support, to advocate on their behalf and to work towards social change. That’s what a career in social practice can look like for you. Specific career options include being a counsellor, social worker, Mā​ori counsellor, or a mental health support worker. 

What to expect:​ A career in social work means you'll enjoy interacting with people from various walks of life and different backgrounds; you will work with individuals, groups, other professionals as well as with communities. Your services will be frequently sought after to assist people in your community, provide advice, advocacy and support to individuals or groups to empower and help them realise their full potential and be able to function independently.​


Postgraduate Health​

Master of Nursing and Master of Professional Practice, Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing, Registered Nurse Prescribing Pathway, Postgraduate Certificate in Midwifery, Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision

Why postgraduate health? For those already with an undergraduate qualification looking to advance their skills and career by further study. There are different options for you depending on what you’d like to achieve. Go further in your career and reignite the passion you have with your chosen field. ​ 

What to expect:​ Depending on which area you end up enrolling in, there are specific learning outcomes and skills that will be developed. What you can expect though is the same Wintec approach and delivery of the qualifications – dedicated resources, real world learning environment, industry expert tutors, and making a real difference in practice, the community, and the sector. ​

Primary Health Care Practice Assistance​

Why Primary Health Care Practice Assistance? If you’re working or interested in developing a career in a Primary Healthcare Practice, this programme will enhance your professional knowledge and skills to offer the best administrative and clinical support to people, whanau/families and the healthcare team in a primary health care centre.

What to expect? You’ll be able to work under the broad direction of a registered health professional to assist general practitioners, registered nurses, and management in the day to day operation of primary care practice including routine clinical tasks and procedures, as well as administrative duties. This programme is primarily delivered online with a two-day face-to-face introduction workshop and includes 400 hours of mentored work placement. During the workshop you will have the opportunity to meet other students in the programme, the academic staff, gain an overview of the programme requirements, and ensure you are engaged with the online delivery platform

Apply Now

You might be looking to return to work, or maybe you just want a better job situation? We have a range of study options to help you make that change. Take the first step toward your future now.

Apply Now