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On Track to a Brighter Future

Sometimes school doesn't provide the environment a student needs, and when that's the case, they need to get into a place that does. A place where they're inspired by what they're learning, how they're learning and who they're learning from. A place like Wintec.​

Wintec brings learning alive through hands-on activity, industry visits and discussions with employers and other leaders in each area of study. It's an approach that engages, inspires and motivates. And under Youth Guarantee, all of this can be free!

Youth Guarantee is FREE

Youth Guarantee is free for students who are 16 to 19 year olds at the commencement of study, who have not studied at a Tertiary institution before (STAR and GATEWAY courses excluded). Students as young as 15 can also apply with a letter of exemption from their Ministry of Education​.

Students under the Youth guarantee programme will not be eligible for any part of the Student Loan. If you are under 18 you may be able to access a student allowance, if you meet the eligibility criteria. If you are 18-19 you may be able to eligible for the living costs and course-related costs component of the student Loan. Check out

​We'll be There for Them

At Wintec, Youth Guarantee students get plenty of support. As part of their course, each student will complete an Individual Learning Plan and receive career planning advice and support. 

Students also have access to STUDENT LEARNING SERVICES who can help with everything from understanding their course to extra tutoring. While TE KETE KONAE offer counselling, cultural and learning support.

Wintec can also assist with a travel allowance to get to and from our campus.

Eligible Courses:

The following are the proposed eligible courses available under the Youth Guarantee scheme for 2017*

If you are interested in finding out more about Youth Guarantee please do not hesitate to contact us.

(* Please note, eligible courses are subject to change)


1 year, City Campus

Hair Design Year One is in introductory programme where students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a range of customer services, advise clients on retail hair products, and undertake reception duties and inventory control in a commercial salon.


1 semester, Rotokauri Campus

This will get your career in the fast paced and exciting world of hospitality off to a flying start. The Restaurant and Barista Services​ programme teaches necessary front-of-house skills in food service and beverage service. The learning environment is a real restaurant where students will learn to communicate effectively with customers, how to work safely with food and drinks, and how to set-up and operate a restaurant. the preparation and service of espresso coffees, cocktails and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Graduate opportunities include employment as a Waiter or Waitress, bar staff, Barista, Host or restaurant staff.


My Career Pathway

1 semester Rotokauri Campus

Qualified tradespeople not only have brilliant job opportunities, but also business opportunities. It can all start right here, right now studying at one of the best trades training facilities in the country.

Not sure which trade?

If you're not sure which trade, the 6 month My Career Pathway is perfect. Students are introduced to all of the trades, which makes a big difference when deciding on a career path!

My Career Pathway ( Fresh Green Start)

1 semester, Rotokauri Campus

Fresh Green Start, is a vocational pathway within My Career Pathway that will give you a taste of Horticulture, Arboriculture and Landscape Construction.

It will be hands-on, learning usable skills which will provide you with skills for employment in the horticulture industry or pathway onto higher learning.

Apply Now

Free Youth Guarantee places are limited and places are allocated to eligible applicants on a first in first served basis.

Simply complete the application form below. A Wintec Student Consultant will then get in touch with you to arrange a time to meet up, discuss what the course involves and show you the campus.