Free study options and TTAF

How do I study for free at WITT?

There are many different ways you can study for free at WITT.  Check out the list of free programmes below.  Not sure where to head next?  You can book a chat with our Careers Advisor to help you plan your next move.  


Free programmes

There are many programmes and courses that are available at WITT for you to study at no cost. These are not part of TTAF (see below) but are still available fee-free at WITT.

Te Reo Māori

New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Rumaki, Reo Rua) (Level 1)

New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo Māori (Rumaki, Reo Rua) (Level 2)

New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Reo Rua) (Level 3)

Hospitality

Introduction to Hospitality (Level 2)

New Zealand Certificate in Manaaki Marae Te Nihowera, Te Ringawera (Kaupae 3)

Māori Governance

New Zealand Certificate in Māori Governance (Level 4)

Foundation

New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2)


Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF)

Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF; also known as free trades training) is a government initiative that supports learners to undertake vocational education and training for free. The fund covers tuition fees between 1 July 2020 and 31 December 2022 for a targeted range of programmes at certificate and diploma levels.

Nursing, Health and Wellness

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) Health Assistance Strand

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) with strand in Mental Health and Addiction Support

Information Technology 

New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5)

Trades, Construction & Infrastructure

New Zealand Diploma in Construction with strands in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying (Level 6)

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Carpentry) (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works (Level 2)

New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing, Gas Fitting and Drainlaying (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)

Primary Industries

New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture Farming systems (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Pest Operations (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture General (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Forest Harvesting Operations (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture with strand in Dairy Farming (Level 4)

Engineering & Energy

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) (Level 6)

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) (Level 6)

Certificate in Energy Process Operations (Level 3)

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) (Level 6) (Block Course Delivery)

Find out more on the TEC website.


You may also be eligible for Government Fees-Free study for first-time tertiary students.  Find out more here