CE Welcome

WITT Chief Executive Lyal French-Wright


Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Kura Matatini o Taranaki. Welcome to the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT).

Whether you are planning study at tertiary level for the first time or are returning to tertiary study after a long absence, WITT will have something to suit you.

Opened in 1972 and located in the beautiful Taranaki region of New Zealand, WITT is Taranaki's only government owned institute of technology and polytechnic and has a rich history of producing graduates with the knowledge and skills to pursue and succeed in their chosen career.

Each year, over 5,000 students choose to achieve their aspirations by enrolling at WITT in over 60 different qualifications. Our courses have a strong vocational focus and are ideally suited to anyone wishing to embark on a new career, gain a promotion in their current career or wanting to re-skill to change career.

We also offer a large range of courses to meet other goals such as the development of life skills, gaining entry to higher level study or to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Maori culture.

For students studying at tertiary level for the first time or have been out of study for a long time, we have a strong student support team in place to assist you to succeed at tertiary study.

I hope you enjoy your journey through our website and that you find the course that is right for you.

We look forward to meeting you and assisting you on your path to a successful future.

Best Wishes

Lyal French-Wright
WITT Chief Executive