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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

Ngā Rā Tūwhera | Open Day

Wintec Open Day event, students happily looking at each other on campus green

Explore your future options at Ngā Rā Tūwhera | Open Day, an annual event that hosts people from around the Waikato region and beyond across our City and Rotokauri campuses in Kirikiriroa, Hamilton.

This whānau-friendly experience is the perfect opportunity to meet our teams and get a sense of what study is all about. There will be free kai, games, prizes, and interactive activities across both campuses.

  • Explore our subjects and courses
    Come and check out the information stalls and talk to kaimahi (staff) about any courses you may be interested in. There will be plenty of advice on hand about all our subject areas and what each course involves to help work out if it is something you would like to pursue.
  • Tour our facilities
    Our City and Rotokauri campuses will have all doors open, with free buses moving between both throughout the day. We welcome you to take a general tour to view all that each campus has to offer. There will also be nursing, midwifery, media arts, hair and beauty teams offering tours of their specific facilities.
  • Learn more about Te Kete Manaaki and our Support Services
    Our fantastic support teams will be available at our Hubs to show you how we can care for you throughout your study journey and how we connect you to specific services in place to assist and help you succeed. 
  • Find accommodation
    Are you looking for on-site accommodation while you study? Find your home away from home with us. Visit our on-site accommodation with tours leaving from The Atrium at the City Campus.
  • Discover your job and career options
    If you are unsure of what you want to study, we have team members on hand to provide friendly advice. You can also check out our Future You career tool available online if you want to try it before attending. This tool provides course and career solutions from nationwide providers best suited to you and your personality.
  • Apply instantly
    If you are ready to make an application, we can even help you enrol on the day. Find our Enrolment team in the City Campus Atrium or the Rotokauri Hub, who can take you through the steps to apply.

Date: Friday 30 August 2024
Time: 9am-1pm
Venues: Hamilton City and Rotokauri campuses
Maps and tours:  Click here for maps and tour times

Parking information
Hamilton City Campus parking is limited; however, we do have 1-hour visitor car parks in Gate 3. Additionally, there is 2-hour free parking within the CBD. Free parking is available at Rotokauri Campus in the visitor car park off Gilchrist Street, car park number 1 off Akoranga Road, or car park number 3 off Ring Road. View campus maps.

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