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Whitireia Community Polytechnic

Whitireia Community Polytechnic

About Whitireia

  • Whitireia is a government owned and funded tertiary institute of technology, known for its high student success rates and culturally diverse student body.
  • Established in 1986, on the shores of the Porirua harbour, Whitireia has grown to become the tertiary institution of choice for over 7,500 students (over 3,900 equivalent full-time students)
  • Campuses: Porirua, Wellington, Kāpiti and Auckland.
  • Over 120 programmes of study are offered at certificate, diploma, degree, postgraduate and masters levels. All programmes have been developed in conjunction with industry to offer excellent applied qualifications.
  • Since 2012, Whitireia has been working with WelTec to provide the best possible choices for students in the Wellington region and beyond. This partnership is driven by a commitment to put students first, by providing more choice, more opportunities and improved experiences.

Vision and Values

  • Vision: Whitireia will lead and illuminate its communities through tertiary education.
  • Values: Manaaki/ Identity/ Equity/ Responsiveness/ Success/ Integrity/ Accountability

Why Choose Whitireia

  • NZQA has given Whitireia a Highly Confident rating for educational performance and for capability in self-assessment. This makes Whitireia a Category 1 institution
  • Whitireia work together with industry to make sure programmes are relevant and deliver work-ready graduates.
  • High quality facilities (New Creative Campus in the Wellington CBD, opening in 2018 to ensure student get the best learning environment.