Online Career Guidance Workshop
Are you unsure of your career journey options? This online workshop will guide you to discover potential career options for your future and how to get started.
This programme is a starting point for those interested in caring for animals in environments such as pet stores, animal rescue centres, and boarding or day-care facilities.
This is a practical programme including 80 hours of work placement. Work placement during the semester assists students in gaining confidence, and builds their industry networks for future employment.
Alongside the practical elements of the programme, students will also attend classes where they will learn animal care theory. Students will be in class four days a week from 8am-5pm, and will also be required to undertake self-directed study.
Study topics include:
Students will get daily opportunities for care and experience handling of companion animals in Wintec's purpose-built facility that houses commonly kept companion animals in New Zealand.
Please note: It is a requirement of this programme that you have a form of transport and/or someone that can transport you around the Waikato/Waipa areas to complete your work placement hours each week. We cannot guarantee you will be able to complete hours within your area of residence.
Graduates may be employed as assistants in pet stores, animal rescue centres, pet grooming, animal day care, animal training, and boarding facilities.
You can apply for this programme if you meet one of the below options.
Based on your school achievement (secondary school study)
Based on study completed after school (tertiary study)
Based on discretionary entrance
If you don’t meet any of the above options, and you think you have what it takes to complete this programme, you can apply for discretionary entrance. Your application may be accepted if you can demonstrate a good chance of success. Approval of discretionary entrance applications is decided by the relevant manager. If your application is approved, your acceptance into further programmes relies on you demonstrating success in this programme.
a) Candidates may be required to attend an interview and/or complete a study skills assessment.
b) Candidates will need to have the physical capability to undertake the practical tasks involved in the course.
English language requirements
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an academic International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5, with no individual band score lower than 5; or equivalent.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.
Students beginning February 2020
Date: Monday 10 February 2020 - Tuesday 11 February 2020
Venue: N Block Reception, Rotokauri Campus
Students beginning July 2020
Date: Monday 20 July 2020 - Tuesday 21 July 2020
Venue: N Block Reception, Rotokauri Campus
All students enrolled in the Animal Technology Programmeswill be spending 2 days getting to know each other, the tutors and the Rotokauri Campus, as well as receiving your resources and spending time in the classroom.
Resources will be provided on the day.
We will be contacting you closer to the time with further information.
For any questions please either email the Administrator or phone 0800 2 WINTEC.
Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.
Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.
If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:
New Zealand-based suppliers
General book suppliers
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