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The Centre for Foundation Studies consists of several units:

Communication Studies 

Provides teaching of communication and cultural studies modules to other Wintec schools.

Foundation Studies

Provides certificate qualifications to enhance study skills. The Te Ara Pūtake My Academic Pathway allows students to discover what is expected at tertiary level, and gain the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to succeed in further study at Wintec.

ACE (Adult Community Education)

Works with community groups and Wintec schools to provide community based educational opportunities for adults.

Literacy and Numeracy Embedding 

Provides support to Wintec vocational tutors to help them assess, evaluate and improve their students' literacy and numeracy skills.

Literacy and Numeracy Embedding Unit

The role of the Literacy and Numeracy Embedding Unit is to work with vocational tutors throughout various schools at Wintec in embedding literacy and numeracy strategies in their modules.

Tutors are supported in using their current practices as a stepping stone into using literacy and numeracy strategies to promote their learners' skill levels.

The team's activities include:

  • mapping the difficulty of study material
  • conducting classroom observations
  • designing and administering diagnostic tools

ACE (Adult Community Education)

Adult Community Education (ACE) is community-based educational opportunities for adults that are aligned with national ACE priorities.

Wintec supports ACE delivery in two ways:

  • through modules offered in Wintec's own schools and regional campus hubs
  • through funding support for community groups enabling them to run their own modules


What modules are offered in ACE?

For information on ACE modules offered through Wintec Schools, contact the Student Enrolment and Information Centre.

Click here for information on ACE modules offered by Community Groups »


Who can enrol in an ACE module?

ACE learners must be 16 years of age or older, NZ citizens or permanent residents, and not enrolled in secondary school full time.


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