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Unitec Institute of Technology, Waitakere

Unitec Institute of Technology, Waitakere
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Unitec Institute of Technology, Waitakere

Unitec Institute of Technology, Waitakere was established in 1976 as Carrington Technical Institute. In 1987, the institute became known as Carrington Polytechnic. In 1994, Carrington Polytechnic became the Unitec Institute of Technology. In 2006, the Waitakere campus opened its new state-of-the-art learning centre and library, followed by the arrival of their North Shore campus in Takapuna in 2008.  

Unitec Institute of Technology is a teaching-led, research-informed institution, passionate about the transformative power of education. Their aspiration is to be a world-class, world-scale institute of technology that is an agent of economic, social and environmental change. Unitec has over 23,000 students participating in 165 programs of study. The programs on offer at their Waitakere campus have been carefully chosen to reflect the diverse needs of the community.

Campus -

The Unitect, Waitakere Campus is located at a vibrant campus in the heart of Henderson. Located at the very heart of the Henderson town centre redevelopment, it caters for up to 2500 students. Offering modern and flexible teaching spaces, the campus includes purpose-built computer and bioscience labs, as well as a hi-tech, 180-seat lecture theatre.

Facilities -


  • Class rooms
  • Library
  • Laboratories
  • Accommodation
  • Financial Aid
  • Cafes
  • Restaurants


Faculties –

  • Faculty of Creative Industries and Business
  • Faculty of Social and Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Technology and Built Environment

Student Life –

From their biggest campus in Mt Albert to the brand new Northern campus in Albany – Unitec’s four campuses are all quite different. All their campuses are constantly buzzing with students of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds – catching up with friends, hitting the books at the library, getting a caffeine fix at a nearby cafe or rushing off to their next lecture.

There’s always something going on too. A huge range of social events are organized by the USU Students’ Association at Unitec. The year starts with sounds in the sun, which is the biggest student orientation event in the country and ends with the massive end of year Pprty. In between there are lots of other concerts, film nights, gaming events, sporting events, free BBQs, parties, comedy nights and even a kids’ days out.

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