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Deciding what you want to be or do after school can be scary. At Wintec, we talk to students every day who are dealing with this challenge, and we have developed a range of resources and programmes below to help you make the big decisions.

Explore the options below to discover our resources. 


Use our Future You tool to discover what job or career could be right for you, and which programmes of study can take you there.

Experience what a job or programme could be like at one of our STAR taster courses.

Study trades and gain qualifications at Wintec while you are still at high school.

Spend a day being a student at Wintec.

Find out if hospitality or cookery could be a career for you.

For those 16-19 ready to leave school, you may be eligible to study one of our foundation courses for free.

Take a tour of our campus and facilities.

Choosing your school subjects

So it is time to choose your subjects, and like many people across the country, the endless options can give you a headache. Do not stress; you are not alone and have plenty of options. If you are a few years off finishing school, try keeping your subjects as broad as possible. If you can, we recommend studying maths, English and science to keep your options open as you move closer towards study after high school.

If you realise in your final year of school that you have not taken all the subjects you need to get into the course you want to do, do not panic. Talk to the Careers Advisor at school, or contact our Wintec recruitment team to discuss what your options are.

Upcoming Events

Rā Whakamarama – Orientation

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Join us for Semester 1 2024 Rā Whakamarama, Orientation – this is an exciting experience not to be missed!

This student event is a great way to get out, meet new friends, and have fun while experiencing different parts of Wintec.

City Campus
Date: Monday 11 March 2024
Time: 11am-1pm
Venue: The Green and Hub, City Campus          
Rotokauri Campus
Date: Wednesday 13 March 2024
Time: 11am-1pm
Venue: Student Street, Rotokauri Campus

Join us anytime between 11am and 1pm and visit our Support Service stalls there to help get you ready to start a busy year. They will help you find out where things are, how to use our systems, what spaces are available for you to enjoy and who can support you with what during your time with us. We will also have a range of businesses coming that can offer student deals during your study journey. This is a great time to interact with the stalls and have fun, as there will be lots of activities and free goodies.

Spark your competitive streak and have fun joining the competitions to be in to win some prizes; we have portable speakers, chargers and more up for grabs. Plus, be one of the first 200 to get a FREE Mr Whippy and sausage sizzle!

Support Services attending:
  • Manaaki Pūkenga – Academic Learning Advisors
  • Manaaki Ākonga – Mentoring and Peer Tutoring, Student Accessibility Services and Āniwaniwa Alliance
  • Kaiāwhina
  • Library
  • Health Services
  • Chaplain
  • Counselling
  • International
  • Accommodation
  • MPTT
Some of the stalls attending include:
  • Youth Intact
  • K'aute Pasifika
  • Les Mills
  • ANZ
  • The Movement NZ
  • Urban Hair Salon
  • NZ Blood
  • Mr Whippy
  • Here to help U

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