Wellington Institute of Technology

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Wellington Institute of Technology
Te Whare Wānanga o te Awakairangi
Type Public
Established 1904, 2001
Chief Executive Officer Chris Gosling
Academic staff
450 FTE Staff 2008
Students 4066 EFTS (2012)[1]
Location Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Affiliations Public NZ TEI
Website http://www.weltec.ac.nz/

The Wellington Institute of Technology, or WelTec is a public New Zealand polytechnic based in Petone, Lower Hutt. WelTec was formed by an amalgamation between the Central Institute of Technology and the Hutt Valley Polytechnic in 2001. Hutt Valley Polytechnic was established in 1904.[2]

WelTec delivers vocational education to about 8000 students every year [1].

WelTec offers over 140 courses in disciplines ranging from hospitality, business, information technology, visual arts, counselling, engineering and construction.


WelTec's main campus is in Petone, Lower Hutt; it also has campuses in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.[3]


Petone is the main campus located on Kensington Ave. in Lower Hutt and includes the main administration departments, a learning commons with library, the Student Hub, and several blocks which serve different functions.


The Wellington campus is located in the Wellington CBD.


  1. ^ http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/statistics/tertiary_education/participation
  2. ^ "WelTec". The Dominion Post. 2004-06-23. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  3. ^ "Campus Locations & Maps". WelTec. Retrieved 2009-05-17.