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Centre for Trades

Trades and Engineering

The Centre for Trades operates out of New Zealand's most modern engineering and trades education facility. The $25m Engineering and Trades Education Facility's unique design and function set it apart from the rest. It is home to more than 1000 trades and engineering students and 100 staff

The Centre for Trades has direct contact with industry to ensure modules are relevant to current needs. We have laboratories for CAD, studios for making models, and workshops for civil and mechanical demonstrations.

Wintec's Rotokauri Campus is widely regarded as one of the best Trades training areas in the country. Its modern, open plan workshops contain massive amounts of up to date equipment to help students gain practical skills in their chosen field. These practical skills, combined with theory instruction from qualified tutors, well-versed in the latest technology, makes our graduates well sought after by industry. Vocational skills are taught in the areas of Automotive Engineering, Automotive Heavy Engineering, Panelbeating, Vehicle Refinishing, Audio, Carpentry, Joinery, Welding Engineering (mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium), Plumbing, Gasfitting, Drainlaying and Roofing and associated trades.

About Trades

The Centre for Trades​ offers courses in the following subjects:

  • Entry to Automotive Trades
  • Heavy Automotive
  • Panel Beating and Car Painting
  • Motorsport
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Fitting and Turning
  • Light and Heavy Fabrication
  • Security
  • Carpentry
  • Joinery
  • Plumbing, Gasfitting & Roofing
  • Electrician
  • Electrical Supply
  • Industrial Measurement and Control
  • Architectural Technology
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Construction Management
  • Scaffolding (up to 5 meters)
  • Distance Learning - Automotive, Engineering & Plumbing
  • Certificate in Introduction to Trades (CIT)