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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.
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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

Richard Jenkins GM Sales The Instillery

Graduate profile

Helen Hansen

Helen Hansen
Service Desk Team Leader, The Instillery

  • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5)
  • Gordon Chesterman Scholarship award winner


In her current job at The Instillery, Helen manages a team of five staff who run an expertise service desk for a 2000-seat organisation.

Helen started studying at Wintec as an adult student, after leaving school at 17 and working in a range of administration roles to support her family. “With my youngest starting school I felt like it was time to focus on my career. IT has always interested me and Wintec seemed like a good place to get qualified.”

While studying at Wintec she completed an internship over the semester break which then transitioned into a permanent role.

Helen says her study at Wintec prepared her for the workplace with a basic overview of the types of aspects of technology and hardware that she would face in a work environment, as well as an understanding of ethics and professionalism. Helen quickly transitioned into her management role after spending just 18 months working as a Service Desk Analyst. 

Her knowledge about the types of tools that service desks use, and the problem-solving skills to work out why issues have occurred and how to prevent them, have developed over her career.

Proving that hard work and determination will get you far, Helen’s highlight of her time at Wintec was working hard to teach herself content in a way that she understood and her successes in class as a result, as well as becoming the first IT student to win the Gordon Chesterman Scholarship.


“I would recommend Wintec to anyone looking to study IT, and have done. I’d like to see more women move into IT and learn business-focused content to help them get ahead in industry.”

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.



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 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.

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