Whitireia & WelTec | Te Pūkenga

Whitireia and WelTec are the regional representative for vocational education in the lower North Island. We are proud stewards of our collective whakapapa and warmly welcome and support our Ākonga International (International students) throughout their learning journey.

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About Whitireia & WelTec | Te Pūkenga

Whitireia and WelTec are now Te Pūkenga.

Te Pūkenga is building a national network of integrated learning in Aotearoa New Zealand that better meets the needs of you; our learners, your whānau, employers and the community.

As the regional representative for vocational education in the lower North Island, we are proud stewards of our collective whakapapa. Owning our collective histories and aspirations for the future through acknowledging people, place, culture and values.

We would like to thank our iwi partners Ngāti Toa Rangitira (Porirua) and Te Rūnanga o Te Āti Awa (Lower Hutt) for all the hard work they do ensuring relationships with ākonga (students) and community remain strong and enduring.

Whitireia has always been proud of its history. From the beginning, it could be said that Whitireia had a sense of belonging to something older and more ancient than itself, taking on a name that, as Ngāti Toa Rangitira kaumātua Ihakara Arthur described it, was from the ngā atua, the gods. The very role was given to Whitireia, or Parumoana as it was then briefly known, to provide Porirua and the surrounding region options in tertiary education. It was a mandate that facilitated a belief that what began with a historic ground-breaking one cold dawn in 1985 and would continue to grow from strength to strength.

WelTec was one of New Zealand's oldest tertiary education institutions and the second oldest in Wellington. WelTec has changed over the years but has always focused on teaching real skills. For over a century WelTec has provided high-quality education. Even though WelTec has transitioned to Te Pūkenga, the focus remains focus remains on providing ākonga with quality education, connecting in with industry and community.

We have delivery sites throughout the Wellington region which includes the Porirua (Whitireia) campus, Kensington Avenue and Construction Campuses in Petone, Avalon Studios and the Te Auaha and Hospitality sites in the heart of the CBD.

Our expert kaimahi (staff) look forward to welcoming and supporting our International ākonga (students) throughout their learning journey. They can help with programme selection information and advice to prepare you to live and study in New Zealand.

While we may have been woven into a greater whole our focus continues to be providing you with quality education that connects you to our local industry and sets you up for your chosen career.

Visit www.whitireiaweltec.ac.nz for more information.


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