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Centre for Health and Social Practice

About us

A community of inter-professional learning and research.
He hapori rapu i te taumata o te mātauranga, me te rangahau.

You care. You’re committed to changing people’s lives and making a difference. And in the Centre of Health and Social Practice, the opportunities to do this are endless.

You’ll be part of a community dedicated to social care, health, well-being and protection. The programmes we offer are all hands-on careers and that’s the way we teach it at Wintec. You’ll have access to real-world simulated learning and the latest technology, with opportunities for interprofessional education to learn from other professions and improve all-round care. Our experienced and registered tutors will guide you on your way. Because we care, too.

And we know the needs of stakeholders are always changing, so we deliver fit-for-purpose programmes that are responsive to changes in the Health and Social Practice sector. We value inclusion, diversity and the achievement of potential in all our staff and students. We are committed to social justice and the Treaty partnership between Tangata Whenua and Tauiwi underpins everything we do.

Study with us

Now is the time to turn your passion for people into a career!

In the world of health and social practice you will be challenged, inspired, frustrated and rewarded – sometimes all at once. We will give you the skills and knowledge to change the world. Be the graduate everyone is looking for.


Subject areas


Health and wellbeing



Social work



Occupational Therapy

Postgraduate health and social practice

Short courses/professional programmes

Our facilities

The Centre for Health and Social Practice facilities are designed for students to get the most out of their learning. The latest technology is made available for putting theoretical knowledge into practice. Students can expect environments such as a simulated ward with computerised patient models who assume real health issues. We value diversity and inclusion; facilities are designed to encourage interprofessional learning between health and social care, with opportunities for interaction between staff and students.

Get involved

Be part of our community and see how we can work together.

The Centre for Health and Social Practice maintains close relationships with the industry and professional bodies that graduates register with. Our staff are experienced in their fields and are continuously active in Health and Social Practice research. Our students are taught with a focus on the practical elements of healthcare and are encouraged to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world learning environments. Each year students will gain credit for undertaking placements, internships or volunteer work in their field. 


Our teaching approach is focused on the practical side of learning and we understand the benefits of real-world work environments for our students’ learning. Students in the Centre for Health and Social Practice spend time across their programmes in work placements for credit. The amount of time spent on placement varies according to qualification and year; first year students will spend approximately a quarter of the year doing work placement while third year students will spend most of their time on placement.



  • Career Guidance Workshop

    Unsure of your career journey options? This workshop will guide you to discover potential career options for your future and what to expect when studying.

  • Information session

    This information session will cover the following subjects: Business, business administration, information technology, nursing, social work, counselling, physiotherapy, midwifery, occupational therapy, support work, education, English, science, art and design, communication, music and performing arts, journalism, interior design, foundation studies, beauty therapy, hairdressing, veterinary nursing, rural animal technology, sports science, massage, outdoor adventure, trades, engineering, architectural technology, hospitality, cookery, landscape design and construction, horticulture, and arboriculture (tree care).

  • Career Choices Day

    Unsure what your future could hold? Wintec’s Career Choices Day provides you with the opportunity to come onto campus and check out areas of study.