Vision and values

Whitireia & WelTec’s vision (Whakakitenga) is:
Learning together. Transforming lives. Te ako ngātahi. Te whakaahua kētanga o te tangata

We are known for our distinctiveness (Ahureitanga) and we have special relationships with local Iwi: WelTec with Te Āti Awa and Whitireia with Ngāti Toa. Together, we are more than the sum of our parts.

Mā tātou, mō tātou Ko WelTec ki Te Āti Awa, ko Whitireia ki Ngāti Toa. E haere kōtui nei me kura-takahi-puni tātou.

Together, will lead and illuminate our communities through tertiary education.


Ngā kaupapa e whā (values)

Our values are what define us as one of New Zealand’s most honoured tertiary institutions. Our faculty, staff, and students follow and live by our values.

  • Whakapapa
  • Whānaungatanga
  • Manaaki
  • Tikanga


Ngā whaingā (goals)

By 2021, the Whitireia & WelTec whānau will be dynamic, innovative providers of vocational education. Fully integrated with the community, we’ll support learners to engage in their first jobs, to upskill to change roles and to learn for life.

We have five goals that will help us accomplish this:

Whole of person

Partnering through the learning and career journey. Helping learners to increase their contribution to society.

Whole of learning framework

Providing relevant, high-quality programmes and services to meet the needs of industry and the community.

Whole of community

Collaborating with and contributing to iwi, industry, secondary schools, Pasifika and the wider community.

Whole of place

Engaging with people across the country and across the world to ensure our programmes and services are relevant, portable and high-quality.

Whole of system

Taking a system-wide perspective to the delivery of coherent, effective and efficient learning services

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