Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT) is a high quality, Government owned and guaranteed, tertiary education institute situated in the Taranaki region of New Zealand' North Island which was opened in the year 1972 and is the only state tertiary institution in Taranaki. Taranaki is a beautiful region of the beautiful country of New Zealand. The city of New Plymouth is friendly and safe and it has also won the most livable city award for populations 20,000 - 70,000 at the 11th International Awards for Livable Communities in 2008. Taranaki is recognized as New Zealand's Energy province. It is home to New Zealand's Oil and Gas industry with almost ninety percent of the sector's total nationwide employment based in the region.
WITT offers courses from certificate to degree level across a wide range of areas, including Business, Nursing, Hospitality, Humanities, Media, Art, Engineering, Architecture, Computing, Social Sciences, Agriculture, etc. WITT qualifications and courses reflect the region's economic strengths as well as New Zealand employment needs. WITT has two campuses, main campus is located in Taranaki and other one is NZIHT Hamilton Campus which offers a flagship engineering course – Graduate Diploma in Engineering - Highway. Although NZIHT is fully owned by WITT, it operates independently and it is the largest provider of civil engineering technical and skills training in New Zealand.

Available Courses

  • Bachelor of Applied Management
  • Graduate Diploma In Human Resource Management
  • Graduate Diploma In Operations and Production Management
  • Graduate Diploma In Project Management
  • Graduate Diploma In Accounting
  • Bachelor Of Nursing
  • Diploma In Professional Cookery
  • Graduate Diploma In Engineering(Highway)
  • NZ Diploma In Engineering (Civil and Electronic Strand) (Level 6)
  • NZ Diploma In Mechanical (level 6)
  • NZ Diploma in Information Technology



  • WITT students are eligible for Free urban bus services on New Plymouth
  • Internship and job placement facilities
  • Scholarship up to NZD 2000
  • Excellent student support services



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Fee Ranges

NZD 19,000 - 23,000



Hamilton , New Plymouth

Institution Type: Institute of Technology and Polytechnic