About Whitireia

Nau Mai, Haere Mai, Welcome to Whitireia

Whitireia is a government owned and funded tertiary institute of technology, known for its high student success rate and culturally diverse student body. Established in 1986, on the shores of the Porirua Harbour, Whitireia has grown to become a tertiary institution of choice for over 7,752 students, who study at one of our contemporary campuses in Wellington, Porirua, Kāpiti and Auckland.

Whitireia is committed to teaching what employers want you to know. Over 120 programmes of study are offered covering master’s, postgraduate, degree, diploma and certificate levels along with a number of short courses. All programmes have been developed in conjunction with industry to offer excellent applied qualifications.

Our student support services and learning resources are exceptional and available to all who study here. These teamed with our unique campus culture and being the number one polytechnic in New Zealand for student success and course completion makes Whitireia a great place to learn. ​

Who we are

Who we are

Whitireia is committed to teaching what employers want you to know, in master's, postgraduate, degrees, diplomas, certificates and short course study. Our student support and learning resources are exceptional.

Working at Whitireia

Working at Whitireia

Career Opportunities at Whitireia

  • Whitireia WelTec joint prospectus
  • Graduation
  • Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarships
  • 2017 Study Guide

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Whitireia and WelTec have formed a strategic partnership to develop
a network of tertiary learning throughout the Wellington region.
Whitireia and WelTec partnership