Skip to content
information technology experts working on computer

Information Technology

Technology is constantly changing the way we live, and IT professionals such as programmers, security specialists, and administrators are in high demand.

The Wintec range of IT programmes include:
  • Development with employers - students will learn relevant skills covering the latest developments in the industry.
  • A focus on practical application – students won’t just learn the theory; they’ll learn how to apply because that’s what they’ll be doing in the workplace.
  • Building on each other – making it easy for students to transfer between programmes as they go.

"I started with an entry-level computing course, later progressing to a diploma, and ended up in the Bachelor of Applied IT degree. I am currently working part-time for a charity that develops mental and wellbeing apps. It's definitely the kind of work I want to pursue in the future. Wintec has changed my life – it's going to be hard to leave."

Read Rewa's story


Undergraduate programmes

Postgraduate programmes

Richard Jenkins GM Sales The Instillery

Industry feedback

"At The Instillery, we have always been proud to be a 'people first' business. This is reflected by how we work closely with our customers to truly understand their business drivers and create positive outcomes using technology.
How we achieve this starts with our people. We have employed 5 permanent staff from Wintec in the past year and can confidently say that they have transitioned into the “real world” of business very well. They have gained an understanding of our customers’ needs, and work with them to solve problems which has seen us receive positive feedback directly related to the actions of these individuals on a number of occasions.

In our view, Wintec are doing a great job equipping students to enter the world of IT as they not only understand the theory, but also the application of their knowledge and the soft skills required in any customer focused work environment."   

- Richard Jenkins, General Manager Sales, The Instillery

Career opportunities in IT

Programmers write, test, develop, and maintain computer software programmes. The job could include everything from discussing requirements with a client, working out the design specifications, planning how the programs fit together and then writing the programs to identify faults, to maintaining and upgrading programs.

Systems administrators are the one who looks after an organisation’s computer hardware, computer software, networks and operating systems. Your day could see you installing new hardware and software, setting up computer networks and operating systems, researching and implementing new technology or training people to use the computer system.

Systems technician assemble, install, maintain and repair computer hardware and software. The ability to identify and solve problems would be invaluable in any organisation.

Software architects are responsible for ensuring an organisation’s software enhances their overall business. The role is to analyse software and design, and oversee the development of any new software system. A software architect's day could include assessing software applications, creating architectural plans outlining the structure of new software applications, building prototypes, testing and reviewing software… and then fixing any problems.

Systems analysts or business analysts research the systems and procedures an organisation uses and then decides what computer applications could improve their business efficiency.

Website developers design, produce and often maintains websites. A day could include meeting with a client to discuss their website requirements and objectives, liaising with writers, designers and system administrators to develop workable content and visual elements, and working out structure and a technical plan. Integrating the technical, visual and content aspects to produce a finished product.

Computer systems network engineers assemble, install, maintain and repair computer hardware, software and related equipment. Their day could include planning and implementing networks, identifying and solving computer problems, updating and repairing equipment, running test programs, and keeping detailed records of software and equipment.

Pathways

IT_01

To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at info@wintec.ac.nz or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.

About the faculty

Information Technology is a dynamic, ever-changing world, and the speed of change is rapid. Businesses today are looking for more than just a qualification; they want graduates who can use information and communication technology to assess the pros and cons and determine the best approach. 

This is what makes the Centre for Information Technology unique. Not only will you gain a highly relevant qualification, but you will also gain industry-relevant skills that will see you excel in the IT environment. 

Read more about the Centre for Information Technology.

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.

Request an emailable or printed copy of the Prospectus

Need help? Want to know how to get started?

Leave your details here and we will come back to you:

Wintec is part of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology Learn More

Learn with purpose

Explore Te Pūkenga

Te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa - New Zealand Government

Te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa - New Zealand Government

Copyright © 2022 Wintec