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U O Y R O F DO IT

You’re about to make some BIG decisions. Not always easy ones either. So here’s an idea. Just for a moment forget about what and where you should study, and think solely about you. Your personality. The way you learn best. Your strengths, abilities, particular likes and perhaps most importantly, the sort of world you want to end up in. Know yourself, and you’ll discover that all the whats, hows and wheres will just fall into place. So does the world of Horticulture, Arboriculture, Agriculture and Animal Technology really excite you? Let’s see...

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You value the environment and you enjoy spending time in it. Talking to plants or animals? Absolutely! After all, animals and plants respond to TLC just as much as we do. Working with them, looking after them, you just love it. Yes, Horticulture, Arboriculture, Agriculture or Animal Technology, perfect.

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There are many different levels and choices in the world of plants and animals. This book will help you decide where you want to be, and how to get there. Explore your career options

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Your future in landscape design

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Your future in animal care and veterinary nursing

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Your future in production animal technology

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Your future at Wintec Life on campus Learning made easy Your well-being Hamilton

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EXPLORE YOUR CAREER OPTIONS Working in an environment that you feel at one with. Preserving the plants around us for generations to come. Enhancing the lives of animals. Every day will be different and every day will be the opportunity to make a difference. Whatever career path you choose in the world of Plants and Animals, Wintec puts the latest technology at your fingertips, industry respected tutors by your side, and an internationally recognised qualification to set you on your way.

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ARBORICULTURE This is a fast growing industry in New Zealand that deals with the care and maintenance of trees from seeding to maturity. An arborist is a tree’s best friend. You’ll look after trees in parks, private gardens and around power lines. At Wintec you’ll learn how to clear damaged branches, maintain, prune, plant and transplant trees, carry out pest and disease management, and gain a variety of skills that are in demand in the workplace. To find out more turn to page 6.

HORTICULTURE With a Wintec horticulture qualification you’ll have the opportunity to create your career working with plants. You could work as an ornamental or production horticulturist or in urban conservation looking after a cities green areas such as gully and river vegetation. To find out more turn to page 11.

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AGRICULTURE

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There’s no better place in the world to learn about farming than at Wintec, in the heart of the Waikato. It will open up a world of career opportunities working on or managing dairy, cattle and sheep farms. You could be involved with the breeding and care of livestock, managing pastures, and modern technology practices and sustainability. To find out more turn to page 23.

Supporting rural veterinarians to help sick and injured animals, providing general animal care, advising clients on health care and disease, managing animals for small block holders. These are just some of the varied and extremely satisfying duties you could have as a qualified production animal technician. To find out more turn to page 31.

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Whether it’s a big public space or a small private garden, the job of a landscape designer or contractor is full of exciting challenges. Wintec provides you with the skills you need to knowledgeably develop, maintain and remodel gardens and landscapes, interpret plans, select plants, prepare soil, lay turf and construct decking, fencing and courtyards. To find out more turn to page 19.

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If you love animals, Wintec can help you make a career out of it. Whether it’s working in a veterinary clinic as a nurse, or caring for animals in catteries, kennels or pet retailers, an animal care or veterinary nursing qualification will quickly set you on your way. To find out more turn to page 27.

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Wintec’s floristry programme gives free rein to your creativity and backs it up with all the practical skills you need to enhance your career as a qualified florist. Among other things you’ll learn how to design and prepare flower arrangements, look after flowers and indoor plants, develop retail floristry skills, learn basic plant botany, follow a flower crop from seedling to market, plan and design a small garden and learn about the retail garden centre sector. To find out more turn to page 15.

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YOUR FUTURE IN ARBORICULTURE SO WHAT WOULD I DO ALL DAY? As an ARBORIST you’ll spend most of your time outdoors, inspecting, pruning and transplanting trees. After a storm you’ll have your work cut out clearing away damaged branches and fallen trees. You’ll be a skilled tree surgeon able to climb trees to remove dead and diseased branches, consult with clients about tree removal and mediate between local authorities and the public about resource issues.

“Wintec graduates make up the core of the HCC Arboriculture team. The work they carry out helps enhance the treed landscape of Hamilton. They have proven to be highly motivated, well trained and are passionate about what they do.” Mike Williams, Team Leader Arboriculture, City Parks, Hamilton City Council 6

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Equivalent to Certificate in Arboriculture (Level 3) or equivalent industry experience.

Certificate in Arboriculture (Level 4) Incorporating the National Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture) Page (Level 4)

Arborist (Tree Surgeon) employed by a company or local authority or a self-employed Arboricultural Contractor, Tree Climber, Foreman overseeing several climbers in either vegetation control, commercial or council sectors.

IMPORTANT. Entry criteria on this diagram are summaries only. You must check the full entry criteria online or call for more details.

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PROGRAMMES CERTIFICATE IN ARBORICULTURE (LEVEL 3) SC1006 Incorporating the National Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture) (Level 3) DURATION: Starts February for one year STUDY: Full-time or part-time equivalent LOCATION: Hamilton Gardens Campus OVERVIEW Taught in the ideal surroundings of Hamilton Gardens, the Certificate in Arboriculture (Level 3) is an introductory programme that give you the fundamental knowledge and skills required to start your career in the arboriculture sector of the horticulture industry. You’ll learn to identify plants, be introduced to aspects of plant biology, soils and plant growth to enable you to plant and care for shrubs and trees. The programme also includes first aid, industry safety (including electric line safety) and the use of equipment such as chainsaws and chippers. VERY HANDS ON As you’d expect, there is a large practical component to this course. You’ll spend a considerable amount of time acquiring safe tree climbing skills, carrying out pruning and felling operations on real life projects at aboretums, in the field or at Hamilton Gardens.

You’ll also learn to use small machinery like wood chippers and other equipment used in the industry, as well as doing vegetation and nature planting. WORKING ALONGSIDE INDUSTRY Wintec has a great relationship with the Hamilton City Council which means we are able to use Hamilton Gardens and other city parks as our outdoor classrooms. We also maintain strong ties with the Waipa District Council, relevant government bodies, and we enlist industry specialists such as guest speakers to ensure the course is completely up-todate and meets current industry needs. A SUPERB STUDY ENVIRONMENT Imagine a 58-hectare classroom! Much of the teaching on this course takes place at the much-acclaimed Hamilton Gardens. You’ll have the opportunity to work with their staff on real projects and the opportunity to work in the industry. There is also an online course that is delivered and supported by Moodle, Wintec’s online learning and teaching tool. Upon graduation you will be competent in arboriculture at an introductory level, under the supervision of a qualified arborist. ENTRY CRITERIA - SUMMARY There is open entry to this course although you must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success.

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The course includes NZQA units which credit towards the National Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture) (Level 5).

ENTRY CRITERIA - SUMMARY Entry requires a qualification equivalent to the Certificate in Arboriculture (Level 3) or equivalent industry experience as approved by the Head of School/Centre Director.

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EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS arboriculture WINTEC

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THERE’S NO BETTER PLACE TO STUDY Wintec is New Zealand’s leading training provider in arboriculture and is recognised internationally as producing world-class arborists. Part of the reason for this is that the aboricultural programmes are delivered mainly from the Hamilton Gardens which feature 58-hectares of public gardens and an incredible variety of trees.

TIME TO LEARN ON THE JOB The course gives you ample time (two days a week) to supplement your studies by working in the industry. As part of your studies you’ll also spend time at Eastwood Hill, the National Arboretum in Gisborne, where you’ll experience various aspects of arboriculture first hand.

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This programme builds on the knowledge and skills gained in the Certificate in Arboriculture (Level 3) incorporating specialist techniques and understanding of arboriculture or amenity horticulture. The emphasis is on practical skills and technical expertise in tree assessment and care.

CLOSELY INVOLVED WITH INDUSTRY As an arboriculture student at Wintec, the industry is literally on the doorstep. You are surrounded by arboriculture activities and professionals every day at the internationally recognised Hamilton Gardens, and you’ll also work with a variety of council bodies, including Waipa District Council and Environmental Waikato.

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OVERVIEW If you’re passionate about trees and their preservation for future generations, and like the thought of an active outdoor lifestyle, then arboriculture is an ideal career for you.

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DURATION: Starts February for one year STUDY: Full-time or part-time equivalent LOCATION: Hamilton Gardens Campus

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Incorporating the National Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture) (Level 4)

LEARN BY DOING You’ll learn more advanced skills in tree climbing, pruning, felling and dismantling. Projects for councils and residents will form part of your teaching including the felling of large, difficult trees. You’ll also go on field trips to regional councils for work experience, including to the McLauren Falls in Tauranga to do tree pruning and tree felling.

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CERTIFICATE IN ARBORICULTURE (LEVEL 4) SC1007

For more information about how to enrol or to find out more, go to page 44. Find out about life at Wintec on page 36. Or, visit www.wintec.ac.nz/SC1007 for full module details and entry criteria.

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TRY A TASTER Get a taste of how you’d fit into a career in the great outdoors! Talk to your Careers Advisor about these taster courses. INTRODUCTION TO TREE CLIMBING ENTRY LEVEL: Year 10 and above DURATION: One day Are you interested in trees and their preservation and maintenance? A career that’s outdoors and active? If so, this is the ideal short arboriculture course for you. It will give you a chance to develop your tree climbing skills and experience a day on the campus of one of New Zealand’s leading training providers in arboriculture, recognised internationally for providing world class arborists.

HORTICULTURE EDUCATION TASTER (ARBORICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION) ENTRY LEVEL: Year 10 and above DURATION: Two days This is a practical course which will introduce you to the exciting career opportunities in arboriculture, horticulture, landscape design and construction. You’ll get to try a number of practical hands-on activities involving landscape design, timber use, basic tree climbing techniques on belay systems and knot and rope use. Wintec offers Unit Standards so if you want to get your arboriculture career underway while still at school the following course is available: Chainsaws – Practical and Theory.

For more details about these secondary school students taster courses visit www.wintec.ac.nz/arborist

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As a PRODUCTION HORTICULTURIST you will work at an orchard or vegetable plantation, preparing soil, planting and maintaining crops, checking and controlling pests and diseases, keeping records, bud counts and bin tallies.

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The HORTICULTURALIST’S dream is to provide open space that is aesthetically pleasing and functional for all recreation purposes.

AMENITY HORTICULTURIST’S are responsible for establishing and maintaining recreational space in urban settings and these vary from private gardens to river beds, gullies and public parks.

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As a HORTICULTURAL CONSULTANT you’ll be out and about examining crops and giving advice on growing methods and pest and disease control. You’ll co-ordinate research projects, provide damage assessment for insurance companies after natural disasters, write property development reports, plan budgets and supervise contractors on behalf of clients.

ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE is an ideal career for a person who enjoys working in an outdoor urban environment.

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YOUR FUTURE IN HORTICULTURE

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Open entry

Open entry

12 credits at NCEA Level 2 in each of two subjects, 12 credits at NCEA Level 1, in English, or equivalent qualification.

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National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) (credit towards diploma)

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Positions of responsibility within a range of horticultural operations such as botanic gardens, parks, reserves and recreational spaces, plant nurseries, landscape or garden maintenance, garden beautification projects, materials retailing, conservation and environmental restoration projects.

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CAREER Employment as a Landscape Project Manager, Specialist Landscape Designer, Landscape Contractor, Landscape Asset Manager for local authorities and corporate bodies or Practical Landscape Specialist for plant and garden wholesalers and the retail industry.

IMPORTANT. Entry criteria on this diagram are summaries only. You must check the full entry criteria online or call for more details.

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IN THE LOOP WITH INDUSTRY We enjoy a great relationship with Hamilton City Council and you’ll have many chances to work on the city’s gardens and parks. Not only will you benefit from working alongside professional staff, but you can experience the changing seasons and plantings in a large city park.

ENTRY CRITERIA - SUMMARY This course has open entry although you must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success.

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PREPARE TO GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY About half of the course programmes are practical lessons. Which means rolling your sleeves up and getting stuck in. You’ll have your own garden to look after and you’ll learn how to safely use horticulture machinery such as trimmers, mowers and rotary hoes.

STUDY ENVIRONMENT Hamilton Gardens has got to be one of the best places in the world to study horticulture. Your classroom is 58 hectares of public garden which contains two horticultural practice workshops and your very own plot where you can put your newly learned gardening skills into practice. You will work alongside Hamilton Gardens professional staff in real work settings.

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OVERVIEW Taught in the ideal surroundings of Hamilton Gardens, this course covers a combination of plant and tree care, practical horticulture skills and theory. Content is drawn from the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and gives you a broad range of fundamental knowledge and skills.

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DURATION: Starts February for one year STUDY: Full-time or part-time equivalent LOCATION: Hamilton Gardens Campus

ON THE JOB EXPERIENCE Normally, full-time students will study Monday to Thursday, from mid-February until late November for one year. This allows you to have one day off a week to seek work experience. There are also part-time options where you can enrol on fewer modules and complete the qualification over five years.

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NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (LEVEL 4) SC1015

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For more information about how to enrol or to find out more, go to page 44. Find out about life at Wintec on page 36. Or, visit www.wintec.ac.nz/SC1015 for full module details and entry criteria.

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TRY A TASTER Experience a day in the Horticultural Industry! Talk to your Careers Advisor about Wintec’s taster courses – they’re a great introduction to a career in the world of horticulture.

HORTICULTURE EDUCATION TASTER (ARBORICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION) ENTRY LEVEL: Year 10 and above DURATION: Two days This will give you a taste of what a career in arboriculture, horticulture, landscape design and construction can offer you. It will have you climbing trees, reading clients’ briefs, delving into landscape design, discovering what various timber is used for and getting to grips with knots and ropes.

For more details about these secondary school students taster courses visit www.wintec.ac.nz/horticulture

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As a qualified FLORIST your day could include attending flower auctions, helping choose flowers for functions and special occasions, designing and arranging bouquets and posies for clients, looking after indoor plants and shop displays, planning and executing the floral displays for weddings, themed functions and office buildings, making deliveries, and taking care of the associated bookwork and accounts.

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SO WHAT WOULD I DO ALL DAY?

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YOUR FUTURE IN FLORISTRY

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GETTING WHERE YOU WANT TO BE START YOUR CAREER HERE

TRY A TASTER 12 credits at NCEA Level 1 in English, or equivalent qualification.

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CAREER Employment as an Assistant in professional floristry shop or studio, a supermarket floristry outlet or a garden centre. There are also opportunities to work within a nursery or on a floricultural property. You also have the opportunity to move into further study in any creative field.

CAREER 12 credits at NCEA Level 2 in two subjects and 12 credits at NCEA Level 1 in English, or equivalent qualification.

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Employment as a Landscape Project Manager, Specialist Landscape Designer, Landscape Contractor, Landscape Asset Manager for local authorities and corporate bodies or a Practical Landscape Specialist for plant and garden wholesalers and the retail industry.

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ENTRY CRITERIA - SUMMARY Entry into this course requires 12 credits at NCEA Level 1 in English, or the equivalent qualification, and demonstration of a reasonable likelihood of success.

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HANDS ON CREATIVITY You’ll be working with flowers 50% of your time. This includes arranging, cutting and treating fresh flowers and doing pot plant treatments. You’ll go on field trips, visit garden centres and commercial flower growers and learn plant identifications and plant botany.

STUDY IN GARDEN CENTRAL What could be better than learning right in the middle of Hamilton Gardens? Inspiration is all around you as you carry out a mix of computer lab work, field work and practice workshops.

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OVERVIEW If you have creative flair and love using forms and colour, floristry is a wonderful career. On this programme you will develop the design skills and knowledge needed in commercial floristry, including the correct methods for handling plant material. You will learn how to create beautiful floral designs, plant identification and floricultural modules so you get good all-round knowledge.

AWARD-WINNING TUTORS Wintec’s tutors are highly experienced with a great deal of involvement and many contacts in the floristry industry. They have proven skills in the retail sector and design competitions.

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DURATION: Starts February for one year STUDY: Full-time or part-time equivalent LOCATION: Hamilton Gardens Campus

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Upon completion of the Certificate in Floristry Practice Level 3 programme students will attain the Certificate in Floristry Level 2 and will be able to apply through Wintec for the New Zealand Professional Florists Inc. Certficate in Commercial Floristry Level 3.

INDUSTRY APPROVED Wintec is an Accredited Provider for the New Zealand Professional Florists Inc. The programme is designed with input from the organisation to ensure graduates receive skills that are relevant and in demand in the workplace. And if you wish to take your studies further, you are able to cross-credit into the New Zealand Professional Florist Certificate.

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CERTIFICATE IN FLORISTRY PRACTICE (LEVEL 3) AG0301

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For more information about how to enrol or to find out more, go to page 44. Find out about life at Wintec on page 36. Or, visit www.wintec.ac.nz/AG0301 for full module details and entry criteria.

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TRY A TASTER Put your creative flair to work right now! Talk to your Careers Advisor about Wintec’s taster courses – they’re a great introduction to a career in the world of floristry.

INTRODUCTION TO FLORISTRY PRACTICE ENTRY LEVEL: Year 10 and above DURATION: One day Get a taste of a career in floristry and also of the Certificate in Floristry (Level 3). This is a full-on, fun day of practical hands-on experiences including making flower arrangements, flower wraps and experimenting with different design techniques. It’s also a great chance for you to get a taste of student life at the Horticulture Education Centre at Wintec’s Hamilton Gardens campus. Wintec also offers Unit Standards so if you want to get your floristry career underway while still at school check out the following online courses: • Star On-line Flowers 1 (Care and treatment of flowers, foliage and pot plants) • Star on-line Flowers 2 (Basic plant anatomy and physiology)

For more details about these secondary school students taster courses visit www.wintec.ac.nz/floristry

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As a CONTRACTOR you will be involved in building pergolas and decks, laying paving, installing lighting and prepare gardens for planting.

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As a LANDSCAPE DESIGNER or Contractor you will work with clients to design and install landscapes in a variety of different situations like small residential properties, lifestyle blocks, revegetation areas, commercial or industrial buildings.

As a Landscape Designer and PROJECT MANAGER you will design plans, construction drawings, calculate costs, select plants and materials.

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YOUR FUTURE IN LANDSCAPE DESIGN

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GETTING WHERE YOU WANT TO BE START YOUR CAREER HERE TRY A TASTER 12 credits at NCEA Level 2 in each of two subjects and 12 credits at NCEA Level 1, in English, or equivalent qualification.

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12 Credits at NCEA Level 1 in English, or equivalent qualification.

12 Credits at NCEA Level 1 in English, or equivalent qualification.

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Certificate in Media Arts (Level 4)

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Employment in a Garden Centre, as a Professional Florist, a Floristry Wholesaler or a Commercial Grower.

CAREER Employment as a Landscape Project Manager, Specialist Landscape Designer, Landscape Contractor, Landscape Asset Manager for local authorities and corporate bodies or a Practical Landscape Specialist for plant and garden wholesalers and the retail industry.

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HANDS ON TEACHING The Diploma programme has a strong practical emphasis and is largely taught using real-life projects with real clients, such as a local school, kindergarten, parks, community centres lifestyle blocks, residential sections, private courtyards or Marae.

ENTRY CRITERIA - SUMMARY To enter into this programme you must have 12 credits at NCEA Level 2 in each of two subjects and 12 credits at NCEA Level 1 in English, or the equivalent qualification, plus you need to have gained specific unit standards. Alternatively completion of the National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) will provide entry to this programme.

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For more information about how to enrol or to find out more, go to page 44. Find out about life at Wintec on page 36.

For more information about how to enrol or to find out more, go to page 44. Find out about life at Wintec on page 36.

Or, visit www.wintec.ac.nz/SC1015 for full module details and entry criteria.

Or, visit www.wintec.ac.nz/FT0001 for full module details and entry criteria.

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You’ll learn how to construct decking, fences, lay paving, build retaining walls and outdoor fireplaces. You will also go on a variety of field trips, visit local councils and get the opportunity to design and install a landscape space at The Waikato Home and Garden Show. Wintec tutors will often use current projects for their teaching. You also have at least two free days a week to gain work experience and apply the theory you are learning.

USE THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY You’ll learn to use one of a landscaper’s most productive tools – the computer. In our specialist landscape studio you’ll get up to speed with industry standard software programmes such as Vector Works to develop your design and graphic skills. This will enable you to complete landscape projects with real clients.

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ENTRY CRITERIA - SUMMARY This course has open entry but candidates must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success.

OVERVIEW Whether you want to work as part of a team or individually, indoors or out, studying landscape design with Wintec will provide you with the work skills and job opportunities to start a successful career as a landscape designer or contractor. This two-year programme teaches you the applied skills of landscape design and construction in a purpose-built studio right in the heart of Hamilton Gardens.

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OVERVIEW This programme draws its content from the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), and teaches you a broad range of skills that covers a combination of plant and tree care, practical horticulture techniques and theory. Your classes are held in the amazing surrounds of Hamilton Gardens.

DURATION: Starts February for two years STUDY: Full-time or part-time equivalent LOCATION: Hamilton Gardens Campus

ON THE JOB EVERY DAY Because you’re studying right in the middle of an internationally recognised public garden, you’re immersed in nearly every aspect of gardening and landscape design and constantly exposed to the most up-to-date industry practices. In addition, practical work projects form a core element of the teaching approach in both design and construction, so you receive on-the-job training on an almost daily basis. Wintec also maintains a close relationship with Landscape New Zealand, who assist in the development of the teaching programme to ensure that what you learn is exactly what the industry is looking for.

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DURATION: Starts February for one year STUDY: Full-time or part-time equivalent LOCATION: Hamilton Gardens Campus

DIPLOMA IN TECHNOLOGY (LANDSCAPE DESIGN) (LEVEL 6) FT0001

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TRY A TASTER Get your hands dirty for a couple of days and check out the possibility of a career in the landscape and horticultural industry! Talk to your Careers Advisor about joining us here at Wintec for a taster course.

HORTICULTURE EDUCATION TASTER (ARBORICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION) ENTRY LEVEL: Year 10 and above DURATION: Two days This is an action-packed, practical course introducing you to a career in arboriculture, horticulture, landscape design and construction. You’ll get to do a number of hands-on activities involving landscape design such as checking out a client’s brief, learning about timber use, having a go at basic tree climbing techniques on belay systems and trying your hand at knot and rope use.

For more details about these secondary school students taster courses visit www.wintec.ac.nz/landscape

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Developing planting schedules and preparing land for planting with tractors and cultivators are all part of the job for a CROP FARMER. You’ll also ensure that the crops are weed and disease free, have enough water and that the soil is well fertilised. You’ll be involved in buying farm materials, transporting grain to silos, supervising contractors and keeping financial and production records.

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As a DAIRY FARMER you’ll be up early most mornings milking the cows. The rest of your day could be spent cleaning equipment and the yards after milking, drenching and tagging animals, organising the breeding of the herd, carrying out general maintenance and rearing calves. You’ll also keep financial records and ensure all farm vehicles and equipment are maintained in good working order.

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FARM ASSISTANTS have a hugely varied list of duties. Depending on whether you work on a sheep/ cattle, dairy or crop farm your day could include helping the farmer shift stock, operating a farm machinery, spraying and harvesting crops, milking cows and rearing calves. You could also be involved in feeding out, treating animals against parasites, and maintaining farm machinery and buildings.

SPRAYING CONTRACTORS spend their days consulting with clients, inspecting areas that need spraying, working out what is the best way of applying the spray, and determining what chemical is required to do the job safely and cost effectively. You’ll be responsible for telling neighbouring properties of your plans, maintaining equipment and organising staff and outside contractors.

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As a FARMER or FARM MANAGER you’ll plan how to run the farm, manage pasture, stock and breeding programmes. You’ll also look after the financial and farming records, hire and supervise staff, buy feed, machinery and other materials. You’ll be responsible for animal welfare, controlling pests and weeds and maintaining farm buildings, yards and fences.

As a FENCER your day could include meeting with customers to discuss their needs, preparing estimates and buying materials. Your workplace could be on a farm, vineyard, parkland or residential property laying out fence lines, digging holes, mixing concrete and constructing fences using a variety of materials, such as wire, boards, chain links or posts.

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Employment on a farm in an entry level position or those already employed in agriculture can gain recognition for current competence and entry into training pathways.

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A career in the rural sector, including dairy, sheep and cattle farming. There are also opportunities for you to pursue careers in rural contract services such as fencing, milking and tractor driving.

CAREER Certificate in Technology (Level 4)

Diploma in Technology (Science) (Level 6) gain credits towards the Bachelor of Technology

May lead to entry into science, engineering or technology e.g. lab assistant.

CAREER Laboratory Technician, Field Officer, Environmental Monitoring, Food Process Control.

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AGRITECHNOLOGY Agricultural Advisor / Consultant. Farm Systems Analyst, Agritechnology Advisor, Effluent and Waste Management Consultant or in areas such as, Agricultural Research, Product Development, in Technical Sales and Support, Agricultural Information Technology, Animal Science, Project Management or Livestock Genetics.

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ENTRY CRITERIA - SUMMARY Entry to this course is open however you must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success. This programme is delivered for Wintec by Agriculture New Zealand (as Destination Dairy).

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OVERVIEW If you are looking to start a career in the rural sector, or are in the industry and want to gain formal qualifications, this Certificate is the way to do it. Incorporating the National Certificate in Agriculture and National Certificate in Dairy Farming (Milking) (Level 3), you’ll study a range of subjects including occupational health and safety, general agriculture and farming skills, agricultural vehicles and machinery, fencing, weed and pest control, and dairy, cattle, sheep and deer farming.

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DURATION: One year STUDY: Full-time or part-time equivalent LOCATION: Otorohanga Regional Hub

PRACTICE IN THE FIELD You’ll be taught basic farming skills two days a week in the classroom and then you’ll be able to put those skills into practice two days a week in work experience on a farm. By working closely with farmers, Wintec is able to arrange practical on-the-farm training for you under the supervision of the farmer and have your progress monitored by a tutor. You’ll learn to handle animals, use machinery, chemicals, and get up to speed with all the basic farming skills.

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WHAT A PLACE TO LEARN Where better to learn agriculture than in the centre of New Zealand’s largest dairying area, the Waikato? You’re right in the heart of one of the most sophisticated agriculture centres in the world. You’ll do job training on nearby farms, go on field trips to sale yards, National Agriculture Fieldays, meat works and research centres.

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For details on Certificate in Technology (Level 4), Diploma in Technology (Science) (Level 6) and Bachelor of Technology see our Science and Engineering Career and Programme Guide.

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TEACHING FARMING OF THE FUTURE Based at Agresearch’s Tokonui Dairy Research farm, the Agritec Centre takes the latest research and learnings in agriculture and develops teaching materials that allow students to explore and understand an entire farm system. The Centre provides the resources for learning about the science, technologies and complex land and animal management systems that exist on a modern dairy farm.

Talk to your Careers Advisor about experiencing a hands on day in the high-tech world of agriculture on a Wintec taster course.

The country’s first dedicated agritechnology educational centre is the result of a partnership between Wintec, AgResearch, AgITO, Waikato Innovation Park and the Coalition of 21st Century Secondary Schools. It has been built to allow students to experience the latest in agritechnology using innovative learning technologies.

THE TOKANUI DAIRY RESEARCH FARM The Agritec Centre is based at AgResearch’s Tokanui Dairy Research farm. The farm is a modern dairy conversion which currently milks a herd of approximately 800 cows on 300+ hectares. $6.5 million has been invested into this high-technology conversion, it is an impressive and inspiring farm designed to help take the industry forward. Tokanui operates on a commercially valid model, but also conducts Research and Development into: • Environmental management • Productivity gains • Differentiated milks The goal of the farm is to create the dairy farm of the future, making it the ideal platform from which to teach tomorrow’s farmers, scientists and industry professionals.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU? AgResearch shares current data from the farm with the Agritec Centre to help develop resources and courses suitable for secondary, tertiary and industry students. This means our Agritec courses have been developed with input from the latest in dairy research results. You will be learning the newest agritechnologies and how they apply to a modern farm, setting you up to help drive the industry into the future.

INTRODUCTION TO FARMING ENTRY LEVEL: Year 11 and above Modern farmers use many high technology tools. Wintec will tailor modules to be held at the Tokanui AgResearch farm to prepare students for the farms of the future. Tasters can be offered to meet individual secondary schools needs, including: • Modern farm technology • Farming and the environment • Data collection • On-farm studies • Milking technology • Productivity • Sustainability • Effluent management • Pasture systems

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In the ANIMAL CARE INDUSTRY you could work in kennels, veterinary practices, catteries, pet shops, research or animal care centres. Your role could involve bathing, grooming, feeding and exercising animals and cleaning their cages.

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As a qualified VETERINARY NURSE your day may involve taking x-rays, collecting blood samples and caring for sick and injured animals. You could do a spell on reception, clean out cages, sterilise and prepare surgical instruments, administer medication and injections and assist veterinarians in surgery and in the consultation process with veterinary clients.

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS ensure that people control their animals so they do not create problems for others. To achieve this you may have to give warnings or issue offence notices, educate the public about animal welfare and catch stray dogs. You may also be involved in feeding and caring for animals in pounds, carrying out cleaning duties and organising the adoption of animals.

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SO WHAT WOULD I DO ALL DAY? That depends on the area and type of animals you want to work with.

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24 credits at NCEA Level 2, 12 of which must be in English, and 12 must be in one subject area or equivalent; or Certificate in Introduction to Study Level 2.

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Employment in pet shops, animal welfare organisations (SPCA, Animal Control, zoos, breeding establishments, grooming, pet-sitting, kennels and catteries.

CAREER 12 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English, 12 credits at NCEA Level 2 in Biology and 12 credits at NCEA Level 2 maths, or equivalent qualification.

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Certificate in Veterinary Nursing (Level 5) with a B average or equivalent qualification.

Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Level 6)

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CAREER Employment in a veterinary clinic as a senior veterinary nurse, practice manager or nurse manager with specialist knowledge of animal behaviour and diagnostic techniques. You may become an industry representative such as in the pharmaceutical industry, in pet nutrition, or in veterinary equipment and instrumentation.

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THERE’S NOTHING LIKE EXPERIENCE There’s nothing better than learning from those who have done it, or are still doing it. So as well as being taught by fully qualified tutors who have worked or still are working in the industry, you’ll also be introduced to industry specialists for their take on a particular area of expertise in veterinary nursing. This course includes at least two weeks work experience at a veterinary clinic and one scheduled day off a week to give you ample time to work in the industry throughout the year. ENTRY CRITERIA - SUMMARY To enter this course you need 12 credits at NCEA level 2 in each of biology, maths and English, or an equivalent qualification.

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Or, visit www.wintec.ac.nz/SC1003 for full module details and entry criteria.

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JUST LIKE THE REAL THING Wintec’s purpose-built veterinary surgery and animal handling facilities mean you can practice what you have learned in the laboratory and classroom in a supportive workplace environment. The emphasis in this programme is very hands on so you will be personally caring for a wide range of animal species, as well as assisting with surgeries in our veterinary surgery.

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OVERVIEW Wintec enjoys very strong relationships with local veterinary clinics and the SPCA. Working together we have developed an extremely relevant programme that gives you excellent preparation for the workplace. You will learn the basics about the care, management, handling, desexing clinics, rehoming and nursing of a range of companion and production animals.

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AN ENVIRONMENT THAT’S MADE FOR LEARNING Our tutors are veterinarians and veterinary nurses and have worked or are currently working in the industry or doing research projects in animal care. You’ll learn the theory and practical skills to care for and manage a range of animal species in Wintec’s classrooms and purpose-built animal handling facilities on the Rotokauri Campus.

DURATION: One year STUDY: Full time LOCATION: Rotokauri Campus

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OVERVIEW If you would like to learn about animal health and husbandry in a hands-on environment, this programme is perfect. You’ll study: • Animal anatomy and physiology • Animal health and husbandry • Business communication • Animal first aid and disease control

ENTRY CRITERIA - SUMMARY Candidates are required to have a minimum of 24 credits at NCEA Level 2, 12 of which must be in English, and 12 must be in one subject area or they should have successfully completed the Certificate in Introduction to Study Level 2.

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DURATION: Starts February or July for one semester STUDY: Full-time LOCATION: Rotokauri Campus

TIME OUT FOR ON-THE-JOB TRAINING You will have the opportunity to hone your practical skills by working in the industry – at the SPCA, pound, zoo, farms or pet shops.

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PROGRAMMES DIPLOMA IN VETERINARY NURSING (LEVEL 6) SC1002 Duration: One year Study: Full-time LOCATION: Rotokauri Campus OVERVIEW This Diploma programe is the next step for students who have successfully completed their Certificate in Veterinary Nursing. It includes animal husbandry and management as well as companion animal studies to provide you with the skills required for employment in veterinary practices. It carries NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority) accreditation. You will be taught via block courses, distance learning, and e-learning over two years of part-time study at Wintec’s Rotokauri Campus. LEARN WHILE YOU WORK You will be able to apply the theory you learn within your current employment in industry. Areas of study include: • Office management • Treatment of animals in intensive care and hospitalisation • Advanced surgical nursing procedures • Advanced animal behaviour • Breeding

TRY A TASTER FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE Our fully qualified tutors are all industry experienced. Some are still currently working or doing research in the industry so you’ll learn the very latest techniques. In addition, you’ll gain further insight from various guest speakers who share their expertise with you over the course of the programme. MAKING IT WORK FOR YOU The course is designed to fit around the requirements of your employment. You’ll be able to complete your studies at your own pace with a maximum of four years to finish. You’ll receive a high level of support via Moodle, Wintec’s online teaching and learning tool. It gives you access to assessments, lectures notes, power points, references and links to the latest research. ENTRY CRITERIA - SUMMARY To enter this programme you must have completed the Certificate in Veterinary Nursing (level 5) or an equivalent qualification or you may qualify under other criteria.

Spend a day with the animals! Talk to your Careers Advisor about Wintec’s taster courses – they’re a great way to find out if the world of animal technology is where your future lies. INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY ENTRY LEVEL: Year 11 and above DURATION: One day This introduction to animal technology covers basic breed identification (cats and dogs), animal health, husbandry and basic dog and cat handling skills. You’ll experience learning in a purposebuilt animal handling facility and get to check out the many programme options available to you at Wintec.

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As a PRODUCTION ANIMAL TECHNICIAN your day could involve helping rural veterinarians tend sick and injured animals, assisting small block holders with husbandry of their animals (docking, foot care, pregnancy testing etc), import of animals, or carrying out research. You may also provide general animal care, advise on disease prevention for pets and farm animals, and assist herd owners achieve breeding and production goals.

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CAREER 24 credits at NCEA Level 2, 12 of which must be in English, and 12 must be in one subject area or equivalent; or a Certificate in Introduction to Study Level 2.

Minimum of 24 credits at NCEA Level 2, 12 of which must be English and 12 credits must be in one subject area, or equivalent; or a qualification at Level 2 or higher in a related subject area; or Certificate in Introduction to study Level 2.

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CAREER Employment as a large animal technician supporting rural veterinary practices and other organisations that deliver specialist on-farm livestock health and production services.

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Programme content includes: • Animal anatomy and physiology • Animal health and husbandry • Business communication • Animal first aid and disease control TOTALLY HANDS ON Because our programme places a strong emphasis on practical skills, you’ll learn and gain knowledge as you care for and manage a range of animal species in Wintec’s purpose-built animal handling facilities and animal house. Feeding, grooming and caring for the animals, as well as cleaning their living areas, will be your responsibility. The animals include birds, chinchillas, rats and horses, in fact all animals that are ‘tamed’ or considered domestic.

You’ll gain knowledge and skills in: • Animal physiology and anatomy • Production animal handling and husbandry • Production animal first aid, diseases and health programmes • Basic animal health procedures such as dis-budding with a hot iron, basic hoof trim, blood sampling and bolus administration • Spore counting and other basic laboratory skills Please note: If you have a Wintec Certificate in Animal Care or equivalent then you can transfer your credits and enter directly into the second semester of the Certificate (starting July) for Production Animal Technicians.

ON THE JOB IS PART OF IT There’s never a dull day. You’ll spend your time in our purpose-built animal handling building as well as working off-site on local farms. The course is structured to give you two days a week work experience. You can use this time working with a qualified vet, visiting farms and assisting with daily work. ENTRY CRITERIA - SUMMARY Entry into this programme requires: • a minimum of 24 credits at NCEA Level 2, 12 of which must be English and 12 credits must be in one subject area or equivalent, or • a qualification at Level 2 or higher in a related subject area, or • Certificate in Introduction to study Level 2.

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IN TOUCH WITH INDUSTRY During the course there will be a variety of regular guest speakers such as veterinary surgeons, pharmacutical industry representatives and nutritionists who will keep you right up with the current happenings, new research and techniques within the industry.

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ENTRY CRITERIA - SUMMARY 24 credits at NCEA Level 2, 12 of which must be in English, and 12 must be in one subject area or equivalent; or a Certificate in Introduction to Study Level 2.

OVERVIEW The programme aims to give you a high level of applied and practical knowledge of large animal health procedures and husbandry. On completion, you’ll be capable, under general supervision, of performing routine procedures on livestock and delivering services that support veterinary staff in their day-today duties.

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OVERVIEW This programme is a great start for anyone wanting to work with animals and train for an animal-related career.

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DURATION: Starts February for one year STUDY: Full time LOCATION: Rotokauri Campus

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL On this course you’ll personally care for a wide range of farm animals out on farms and in veterinary clinics; these include sheep, cows, horse, deer, pigs and goats. You’ll learn health procedures, handling, dehorning, drenching, vaccination, foot care, and how to take blood samples.

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DURATION: Starts February and July for one semester STUDY: Full-time LOCATION: Rotokauri Campus

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TRY A TASTER Talk to your Careers Advisor about this Wintec taster course – it’s a great way to find out if the world of animal technology is for you.

INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY ENTRY LEVEL: Year 11 and above DURATION: One day This introduction to animal technology covers basic breed identification (cats and dogs), animal health, husbandry and basic dog and cat handling skills. You’ll experience learning in a purposebuilt animal handling facility and get to check out the many programme options available to you at Wintec.

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As with any career, there are many different levels and choices in the world of Plants and Animals. Depending on what level you aspire to, Wintec offers a programme of study to get you there.

From Certificate to Degree to Masters, the modular structure and flexibility of Wintec’s programmes allow you to tailor your programme to meet your specific career plans.

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• Over 400 industry-experienced and respected teaching staff • Three campuses and two regional hubs With over 180 programmes, students are able to study towards a range of practical careers that are vital to our community. Programmes range from Certificates and Diplomas through to Degrees, Postgraduate and Masters study, so no matter what your situation, Wintec can help you get where you want to be!

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The same applies to the people who will be delivering your lectures and tutorials. They are not only highly qualified, they are also respected professionals in their field. And as you’ll discover, that makes a real difference when it comes to fast-tracking your career.

• Over 18,000 students

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WINTEC IS ONE OF NEW ZEALAND’S LARGEST AND MOST RESPECTED INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY.

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Wintec’s study programmes are developed together with 38 employer partnership groups across a range of industries. The result is an inspirational approach to learning that’s not just about theory – it’s hands-on and relevant to today’s workplace.

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LIFE ON CAMPUS Wintec is located on three campuses in Hamilton city, and also delivers programmes in the wider Waikato region. HAMILTON CITY CAMPUS The City Campus is centrally located, with shops, the Waikato river, transport and cafés at your feet. It’s a vibrant and energising environment with outstanding facilities for learning and support. At the centre of campus is the Gallagher Hub housing a large computer study area containing over 130 computers (Mac and PC), a library, copying services, study rooms, café and event rooms. The City Campus also features lecture theatres that utilise the latest technology, a student radio station, art gallery, hairdressing and beauty clinics and student support services.

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ROTOKAURI CAMPUS The Rotokauri Campus is set on farmland about 10 minutes drive north of the central city. It has some of the best purpose-built training facilities in New Zealand, including sport science labs, a specialist training restaurant with kitchens, and fully equipped trades workshops. HAMILTON GARDENS CAMPUS The Horticulture Education Centre is a picturesque campus located in the world-renowned Hamilton Gardens. It provides outstanding learning opportunities and facilities, and arguably the country’s most creative and inspiring outdoor classroom.

URBAN HAIR AND URBAN SPA Located in Wintec House on the City Campus, Urban Hair and Urban Spa offer a full range of inexpensive hair and beauty services from their modern refurbished facilities. WINDOWS TRAINING RESTAURANT At Windows restaurant on the Rotokauri Campus, you’ll be spoilt for choice from a varied seasonal menu, beautifully prepared and served by our Centre for Hospitality students. Windows has been refurbished recently and offers you the option of dining in a modern, peaceful environment at the Rotokauri Campus at extremely good value.

WIDER WAIKATO Wintec operates in Waikato regions, providing the skills employers in Waihi, Thames, Otorohanga and Te Kuiti communities need.

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FLATTING AND PRIVATE BOARD For further information on your accommodation options in Hamilton, consider the YWCA or check out the student rent website www.studentrent.co.nz.

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CAMPUS CAFÉS You’ll never go hungry at Wintec! Both the City and Rotokauri campuses have excellent cafés serving a tempting array of hot and cold food and espresso coffee. In the student areas of all our campuses there are microwaves, hot water and snack vending machines.

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CAMPUS ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS One of the great things about being a student is … being a student! Events, gigs and activities with fellow students are all part of your campus experience and to make sure you don’t miss out on anything that’s going on, check out the events and activities timetable online at www.wintec.ac.nz/events.

STUDENT VILLAGE Our Student Village is a safe, secure environment situated close to the City Campus on Collingwood Street. Fully furnished accommodation includes a TV lounge, games room, laundry and BBQ facilities with catered meals available Monday to Friday. For more information on the Student Village go to www.wintec.ac.nz/ accommodation.

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SECURITY Security staff patrol Wintec buildings on the City and Rotokauri Campuses 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Emergency phones are located around the campus.

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SHOPPING Bennetts Book Shop is located on the City Campus. Bennetts stock all the prescribed stationery and other class materials you need.

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PRAYER ROOM The prayer room has washing facilities and is located in the Gallagher Hub on the City Campus for student use.

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LEARNING MADE EASY AT WINTEC FOUNDATION STUDIES Not sure what you want to study? Been a while since you last studied? Worried or nervous about entering a study environment? The Certificate in Introduction to Study, Level 2 or 4, can help.

COMPUTER ACCESS Computers are available to all enrolled students at all Wintec campuses. The Gallagher Hub at our City Campus has over 130 computers for students to use 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

It’s designed to prepare you for tertiary study by developing an understanding of what is expected at a tertiary level, and providing you with the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to succeed.

The City and Rotokauri campuses also have wireless hotspots and IT helpdesks to assist with using the computers, printers, scanners and Mytec.

STUDENT LEARNING SERVICES If you need help with your studies, there’s a team of people at Wintec whose job is to provide that help. They offer a mentoring programme along with one-on-one, small group and workshop sessions on topics ranging from introduction to study, reading and essay writing, to science, maths and study skills. LIBRARY There are two main libraries at Wintec – one on the City Campus and one at Rotokauri Campus. Both provide a huge range of resource material from books, newspapers, specialist journals to exam papers, DVDs, audiotapes and more. Material can be sent to students studying by distance learning. MOODLE Moodle is Wintec’s online learning and teaching tool containing programme material which may include lecture notes, research material and practice tests. If you have a computer and an internet connection you have Moodle at your fingertips, giving you the flexibility to study from home or anywhere, anytime.

MYTEC Keep track of your timetable, check your emails, get your results, study online; do it all in one place, day or night, from anywhere, online in Mytec. ¯ ORI AND PASIFIKA STUDENTS MA Ki te whakakaha i te iwi ha¯pori ma¯ te ara matauranga, rangahau ara¯ umanga whanakenga. The Ma¯ori and Pasifika Learning and Support Centre, Te Kete Ko¯nae is a warm welcoming space that supports all students, their wha¯nau and staff at Wintec with academic and learning, financial, cultural, pastoral and counselling support. Email tkk@wintec.ac.nz. SCHOLARSHIPS There’s a wide range of grants available to Wintec students, many providing substantial financial and other assistance. You’ll find information and application forms at www.wintec.ac.nz/scholarships. EMPLOYMENT ADVICE AND SUPPORT If you need help with preparing your application for your holiday job, part-time work or in preparation for your first graduate role, go to Student Life. They can also help with your CV, interview techniques and any employment advice. LOANS AND ALLOWANCES Contact StudyLink for a student allowance or loan on 0800 88 99 00 or go to www.studylink.govt.nz.

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YOUR WELL-BEING AT WINTEC DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES At Wintec all students have the opportunity to participate in their chosen course of study on equal terms. We offer advocacy, support and information for students with an impairment, including mobility parking permits, assistive software, support staff, reader/writer for exams, advocacy with funding agencies and much more. Contact the Disability Coordinator on 07 834 8800 ext 8815 or email sls@wintec.ac.nz to find out how we can help you. CHILDCARE Wondering how to juggle study and family? Our childcare centre, Kidz@Wintec is located at the City Campus and provides care and education for children up to five years. Early booking is essential. Phone 07 834 8812.

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HEALTH SERVICES AND COUNSELLING Need a doctor? We have a Health Centre at our City and Rotokauri campuses with registered nurses, doctors, counsellors and chaplains to help with any health issues, including specialist health checks and free, confidential counselling.

STUDENTS ASSOCIATION When you study at Wintec you can choose to become a member of the Student Association (SAWIT), and are eligible for a range of benefits.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS At Wintec, our dedicated International Centre provides all the help and support international students need to settle into their new learning environment and the wider community. From helping find somewhere to live to providing pastoral care and advice, when you study at Wintec you’re not just another student at a tertiary institution … you’re part of a lively community where you learn with each other and about each other.

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Visit www.hamilton.co.nz to find out what’s on in Hamilton.

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BY NIGHT Bars, clubs, restaurants, movies, gigs, cafés. In Hamilton there’s an amazing range of places to meet your friends and chill out – all easily accessible and without the usual big city traffic nightmares!

EVENT CITY International sporting events such as rugby and cricket, music festivals like Parachute, National Agricultural Fieldays, Balloons over Waikato, Hamilton Gardens Festival, theatre, dance, visual arts, markets, there’s always something happening in Hamilton.

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THE HEART OF IT ALL Why is Hamilton such a brilliant place to live and study? Because it’s close to everything you want to be part of! Beaches, mountains, rivers, thermal pools, countryside, sport centres and adventure activities are an easy drive away. While in Hamilton itself, you’ve got shopping, cafés and the fun of city life, without any of the usual hassles of a big city.

BY DAY In Hamilton it’s not a question of what to do, more a question of what to do first! Here are a few options in and around Hamilton: watching a live sports match, shopping, surfing, swimming, mountain biking, relaxing in a thermal hot pool, visiting the Waikato Museum or an art gallery, paintball, ten-pin bowling, caving, taking in a play or musical at the theatre.

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LIVE THE LIFE Hamilton’s a student city, home to over 46,000 tertiary students every year, which means the place has a real buzz. It also means you’ll get some great student deals and discounts around town.

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TAKE YOUR NEXT STEP! I’VE DECIDED THE WORLD OF PLANTS & ANIMALS IS RIGHT FOR ME AND I KNOW WHAT COURSE I WANT TO STUDY! You can find more information about the course, what you’ll study, the fees and entry criteria at www.wintec.ac.nz/courses, or by requesting a copy of the flyer.

I’VE DECIDED THE WORLD OF PLANTS & ANIMALS IS RIGHT FOR ME, BUT I’M NOT SURE WHICH COURSE TO STUDY. No matter what your situation, Wintec can help you create your world. You’ll find diagrams on the ‘Getting where you want to be’ pages of this brochure. They’ll help you determine the best starting point for you.

ENROL NOW! Once you’ve made a decision on what to study there are several ways you can apply. You can go online to enrol at www.wintec.ac.nz/enrol or you can complete the ‘Application to Enrol’ form available from Wintec’s Student Enrolment and Information Centre at the City or Rotokauri Campuses. You may be required to provide specific information with your application. If you need any assistance contact the Student Enrolment Information Centre. Phone 0800 2 Wintec (0800 2 946832).

ENROLMENT You will find out if your application has been successful online. From there you just need to accept your offer of place and that means ... you’re almost there!

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OR The Certificate in Introduction to Study, Level 2 or 4, is designed to prepare you for tertiary study by developing an understanding of what is expected at a tertiary level, and providing you with the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to succeed. One of these courses could be a good option if you do not meet the entry criteria of the course you want to study.

OR We want to help you get where you want to be, so don’t hesitate to call us on 0800 294 6832 and we’ll help you work out what your options are.

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Take a taster. Taking a Quicksmart short course, secondary school students taster course, or becoming a student for a day is a great way to get a feeling for what it would be like to study at Wintec, meet some of the tutors and talk to other students.

Check out page 46 for the tools and resources that can help you make career decisions that suit you.

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Come to one of our open days, information sessions or tours. You’ll be able to speak to tutors and programme experts, and see the environment you could be studying in at Wintec. See www.wintec.ac.nz/yourworld for upcoming events.

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Visit our Student Enrolment and Information Centre. Our subject specialists will be happy to work through your options with you.

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THERE ARE MANY EXCITING CAREERS THAT COULD SUIT YOUR STRENGTHS AND PERSONALITY. HAVE A LOOK AT SOME OF YOUR OPTIONS ON PAGE 47.

EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS

I DON’T THINK THE WORLD OF PLANTS OR ANIMALS IS RIGHT FOR ME AFTER ALL.

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OTHER OPTIONS If the world of Plants and Animals isn’t quite right for you there are still so many other exciting careers that could suit your strengths and personality – so keep exploring! FIND YOUR FIT You’ll discover more about yourself and the type of careers that could suit you at findyourfit.co.nz. Find Your Fit is an interactive online tool that will take you through a series of questions about you and what you like before suggesting possible careers based on your answers.

STUDENT ENROLMENT & INFORMATION CENTRE www.wintec.ac.nz info@wintec.ac.nz 0800 2 WINTEC (within New Zealand only) 0800 294 6832 (or +6478386399 from overseas)

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CAREERS NZ Careers NZ provides information, advice and support to make career decisions. Their website provides interactive tools and information to help you plan your career, visit www.careers.govt.nz or call 0800 222 733.

City Campus Opening hours

Rotokauri Campus Opening hours

A Block, Gate 5, Tristram Street, Hamilton

Student Hub, Avalon Drive, Hamilton

Monday, Thursday, Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm

Tuesday 9:30am - 5:00pm

Tuesday 9:30am - 4:30pm

Wednesday 7:30am – 6:00pm

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THE WORLD OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Science Technology, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Got a problem? You’ll solve it. Any questions? You bet. Build a bridge? You’ll give that a shot as well. There’s a future for you in the world of Science and Engineering. www.wintec.ac.nz/solve

SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CIVIL ENGINEERING MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

YOUR WORLD IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

create your world www.wintec.ac.nz

SPORT SCIENCE FITNESS OUTDOOR RECREATION MASSAGE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ADULT EDUCATION SPECIALIST EDUCATION

YOUR WORLD IN SPORT AND EDUCATION

THE WORLD OF SPORT AND EDUCATION Sport Science, Fitness, Early Childhood Education, Specialist Education Reaching your goals, how good does that feel! Helping others reach theirs? Even better! There’s a future for you in the world of Sport or Education. www.wintec.ac.nz/coach

MANAGEMENT MARKETING HUMAN RESOURCES ENTREPRENEURSHIP

YOUR WORLD IN BUSINESS

create your world www.wintec.ac.nz

NURSING MIDWIFERY OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SOCIAL WORK COUNSELLING

YOUR WORLD IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL PRACTICE

create your world www.wintec.ac.nz

AUTOMOTIVE BUILDING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PLUMBING, GASFITTING AND ROOFING ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND FABRICATION INDUSTRIAL MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL

YOUR WORLD IN TRADES

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create your world

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

YOUR WORLD IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

create your world www.wintec.ac.nz

THE WORLD OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Information and Communications Technology Hey if you’re not already streaming live from your garage, you wish you were. Technology! You love it, you live it, you get it. There’s a future for you in the world of Information and Communications Technology. www.wintec.ac.nz/connect

BEAUTY THERAPY HAIRDRESSING HOSPITALITY PROFESSIONAL COOKERY TRAVEL AND TOURISM EVENT MANAGEMENT FITNESS AND OUTDOOR RECREATION MASSAGE

YOUR WORLD IN THE SERVICE INDUSTRY

create your world www.wintec.ac.nz

THE WORLD OF BUSINESS Business Administration and Business Management Nothing’s going to stop you reaching your goals. You enjoy taking the lead and you like working with people. The rush of success? Bring it on! There’s a future for you in the world of Business. www.wintec.ac.nz/achieve

THE WORLD OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL PRACTICE Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Social Practice People matter, not things. If someone needs help, you’re there. It’s always been like that; it always will. There’s a future for you in the world of Health and Social Practice. www.wintec.ac.nz/enhance

THE WORLD OF TRADES Automotive, Building, Design and Construction, Plumbing, Gasfitting and Roofing, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Measurement and Control When a sign says ‘don’t touch’ you not only want to touch, you want to pull apart and put back together, right? There’s a future for you in the world of Trades. www.wintec.ac.nz/build

THE WORLD OF THE SERVICE INDUSTRY Outdoor Recreation, Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing, Hospitality, Professional Cookery, Travel and Tourism, Event Management and Massage Great looks. Fabulous food. World travel. How good would it feel making these things happen everyday? Awesome! There’s a future for you in the world of the service industry. www.wintec.ac.nz/serve

EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS arboriculture

LEGAL EXECUTIVE ACCOUNTING

horticulture

create your world www.wintec.ac.nz

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND COMPUTING

floristry

YOUR WORLD IN MEDIA, ARTS AND DESIGN

THE WORLD OF MEDIA ARTS AND DESIGN Visual Arts, Communication, Commercial Music, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Floristry And Landscape Design Ideas – you’re full of them. Inspiration – it’s everywhere. Creativity – this is where it all begins. There’s a future for you in the world of Visual Art, Design, Communication or Music. www.wintec.ac.nz/create

landscape design

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

agriculture

INTERIOR DESIGN FLORISTRY

animal care & veterinary nursing

COMMERCIAL MUSIC FASHION DESIGN

production animal technology

VISUAL ARTS COMMUNICATION

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Want to explore other career options that could suit your strengths and personality? Check out…

Every effort has been made to ensure the content of this brochure is correct. The information is subject to a continuous process of review. Wintec (Waikato Institute of Technology) therefore reserves the right to make changes to programme offerings and any other content. Wintec will not accept liability for any errors or omissions contained in this brochure nor for any subsequent actions that may arise as a consequence of decisions made based upon its contents. Programmes will only be offered subject to sufficient numbers.

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