Who are we

Whitireia and WelTec have been strategic partners since 2012, delivering a range of career choices and vast opportunities for staff, faculty, and students. Now we’re one of New Zealand’s most impressive, globally competitive tertiary institutions.


The Wellington Institute of Technology is a tertiary institution that trains around 6,100 students every year. We offer a range of industry-led qualifications from trades through to degrees and postgraduate programmes that are future-focused, developed alongside industry and provide students with practical skills so you can pursue your career goals.

WelTec is one of New Zealand's oldest tertiary education institutions and the second-oldest in Wellington. We’ve been helping people find their vocation since 1904, in 2020 WelTec became a subsidiary of NZIST.

WelTec History



Established in 1986, Whitireia is a wholly-owned Crown entity subsidiary company of NZIST, known for its high student success rates and culturally diverse student body. Every year we train over 4,900 students who study at one of our contemporary campuses in Porirua, Wellington, and Auckland. 

We offer a range programmes of study at certificate, diploma, degree, postgraduate and Master’s levels. Our programmes have been developed in conjunction with industry to offer excellent applied qualifications. Our NZQA Highly Confident rating for educational performance and capability in self-assessment makes Whitireia a Category 1 institution.

Whitireia is named after the Whitireia maunga (mountain) of Titahi Bay – the mountain that Ngāti Toa identify with, the highest mountain in their rohe.

Whitireia History  



Vision and values

Find out about our vision and values


Iwi Partnerships

Whitireia & WelTec are dedicated to the people of Aotearoa New Zealand. Our Iwi partnerships are a big part of our identity.