Kia Ora - Welcome to the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT).

Each year we welcome students from many countries who have chosen WITT as their destination for quality education and an exciting experience away from home.

Studying away from home can be challenging and WITT aims to help you make the most of this opportunity. We pride ourselves on delivering quality education and our support team does their utmost to assist you in your studies as well as organise trips, events and activities so you can experience all the Taranaki region has to offer.

Opened in 1972 and located in the beautiful Taranaki region of New Zealand, WITT is Taranaki's only Government owned Institute of Technology. WITT is one of the longest established Polytechnics in New Zealand providing education for over forty years.

WITT has a rich history of producing graduates with the knowledge and skills to pursue and succeed in their chosen career. Our strong relationship with industry ensures that the skills and knowledge you learn in the classroom are what employers are looking for.

We hope you enjoy your journey through this website and trust you will find the course that is right for you.

Click here for the International Application Form

To view information on all of the courses check out the WITT International Prospectus

(click here to view the prospectus in Mandarin)


New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) assesses the standard of education for tertiary education organisations through a regular system of external evaluation and review (EER). Through periodic EER tertiary education organisations are held accountable to their students, employers, funders, quality assurance bodies and other interested parties. WITT's External quality assurance report can be located at here