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Health and Wellbeing

Wintec offers a range of learning opportunities in health and wellbeing, including support work, nursing, midwifery, social work, counselling, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy. We offer graduate and postgraduate programmes to suit all levels. At Wintec, you will gain the skills, knowledge, and practical experience to succeed as a health professional.

Nursing programmes

Studying Nursing at Wintec involves a combination of learning theoretical knowledge with hands-on learning in real healthcare environments. Students will have the chance to care for their own patients and learn about the industry through putting classroom learning into practice. Find out more about Nursing here.

Midwifery programmes

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

Social work programmes

Social workers support, empower and advocate for individuals, families, whānau, and communities. Wintec provides both the qualifications and practical skills needed to work successfully as a social worker in New Zealand. Read more about Social Work here.

Counselling programmes

Wintec provides students with the skills, knowledge, and practical experience to work as registered counsellors in New Zealand. Study combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on learning in real healthcare environments. Students will have the chance to care for their own patients and learn about the industry through putting classroom learning into practice. 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. Students studying physiotherapy at Wintec will get the skills, knowledge and qualifications to work as a physiotherapist in New Zealand. Check out our programmes! Find out more about Physiotherapy here.

Occupational therapy

Studying occupational therapy at Wintec, students will gain combine theoretical knowledge and get hands-on learning in real healthcare environments. Students will have the chance to care for their own patients and learn about the industry through putting classroom learning into practice. Read more about Occupational Therapy here.

Graduate and postgraduate programmes

Wintec offers a range of postgraduate opportunities for health professionals wishing to specialise, upskill, or take on leadership roles.

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

In addition to your classes and lectures, you will gain practical experience in learning environments such as our simulated ward. This provides computerised patient models that assume real health issues.

Wintec values diversity and inclusion. Therefore, our facilities are designed to encourage interprofessional learning between our health and our social practice students. This provides the opportunity for interaction between staff and students, which is reflective of real-world work environments.

Placements

Studying towards your qualification requires you to spend a set amount of time on placement – this means working in a real-life work environment where you can put your learnings into practice. The amount of time spent on placement varies according to what qualification you are studying,  and in which year of study you are. First-year students will spend approximately a quarter of the year on placement. Whereas, by the time you reach your third year, you will spend almost all of your time on placement.

Placement Portal

Midwifery student on placement talking to patient with baby

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Pathways

Health and social practice pathway diagram

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

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.

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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