Wintec nursing students standing in front of marae

Health and Wellbeing

Now is the time to turn your passion for people into a career! In the world of health and social practice you will be challenged, inspired, frustrated and rewarded — sometimes all at once. We’ll give you the skills and knowledge to change the world; you’ll be the graduate everyone is looking for. 

Bridging / Foundation Programmes

Nursing Programmes

Your study will combine theoretical knowledge with hands-on learning in real healthcare environments. You will have the chance to care for your own patients and learn about the industry through putting classroom learning into practice. And our dedicated and experienced staff will be there to guide you every step of the way. Find out more about Nursing here.

Midwifery Programmes

You will be the go-to for women during pregnancy, labour, birth and for several weeks after. You will provide support and advice during one of the biggest milestones in a woman’s life. Read more about Midwifery here.

Social Work Programmes

Would you like to pursue a career where you will support, empower and advocate for individuals, families, whānau, and communities? Would you like to help people realise their full potential and be able to function independently? If you believe in social justice and have a passion to help people, come study the Bachelor of Social Work! Read more about Social Work here.

Counselling Programmes

Your study will combine theoretical knowledge with hands-on learning in real healthcare environments. You will have the chance to care for your own patients and learn about the industry through putting classroom learning into practice. And our dedicated and experienced staff will be there to guide you every step of the way. Find out more about Counselling here.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists help restore movement, function  and quality of life to people of all ages affected by injury, disability or health conditions. If you'd like to get the skills, knowledge and qualifications to work as a physiotherapist, check out our programmes! Find out more about Physiotherapy here.

Occupational Therapy

Your study will combine theoretical knowledge with hands-on learning in real healthcare environments. You will have the chance to care for your own patients and learn about the industry through putting classroom learning into practice. Read more about Occupational Therapy here.

Graduate and Postgraduate Programmes

In the Centre for Health and Social Practice we provide practical interprofessional education that prepares students for a future in the health and social practice industry.

If you have a passion for people, nursing, social work and counselling, occupational therapy or midwifery are all challenging but rewarding choices. Our courses and programmes are a great way to start your career, supported by experienced and registered academic staff.

To discuss your pathway options within the programme and what modules would best complement your area of work, please feel free to contact the postgraduate team at pghsp@wintec.ac.nz.

Professional Programmes / Short Courses

Facilities

We do our best to introduce you to the latest technology in your field of interest so you can put theoretical knowledge into practice. While you will still have classes and lectures, expect learning environments such as a simulated ward with computerised patient models who assume real health issues. We value diversity and inclusion, so facilities are designed to encourage interprofessional learning between health and social practice, with opportunities for interaction between staff and students.

Placements

We understand the benefits of learning in real-world work environments — that’s why our students spend time in work placements for credit towards their qualifications. The amount of time you’ll spend on placement in relation to class time varies according to what qualification you’re studying and the year you’re in; first year students will spend approximately a quarter of the year doing work placement compared to third year students who will spend most of their time on placement.

Placement Portal

Midwifery student on placement talking to patient with baby

Pathways

Health and social practice pathway diagram

About the Faculty

In the Centre for Health and Social Practice we provide practical interprofessional education that prepares students for a future in the health and social practice industry.

If you have a passion for people, nursing, social work and counselling, physiotherapy, occupational therapy or midwifery are all challenging but rewarding choices. Our courses and programmes are a great way to start your career, supported by experienced and registered academic staff.

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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