Education Pathways



Name             Chihoko Maeta
Position        Travel Agent/Flight Attendant

Chihoko (a Japanese Student) joined Travel Careers & Training in September 2008 and after successfully completing two courses (Certificate in Advanced Airline, Travel & Tourism and Certificate in International Flight Attending), finished in October 2009.

Chihoko featured in Ecube a magazine for International Students with a photo and an article about herself and the course at Travel Careers and Training. She was a very well liked member of the campus, known for being energetic, friendly and social, with a great sense of humour!

Chihoko had amazing standards in her grooming.  She always looked stunning and had an excellent attendance record. She was a pleasure to have on the campus and it’s fantastic she has a career in the travel industry, firstly as a travel agent in China. Chihoko said her role as a travel agent was made easier by the skills she acquired at Travel Careers so she came well prepared.

Chihoko is now a Flight Attendant with China Air and is following her dream of being an International Flight Attendant. Well done Chihoko!

The WelTec Advantage
Employers want people who have practical skills, are comfortable using new technology, can solve problems, develop new ideas and learn from experience. There is a shortage of people with these skill sets. WelTec’s programmes, teaching methods, technology and industry networks combine seamlessly so that our students acquire the skills that employers demand. Whether you study Engineering or IT, Hospitality or Business or specialised subjects such as Counselling or Addictions you will be well equipped with the experience, skills and contacts to hit the ground running in your chosen career pathway.

The Institution
Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) has had an important place in the Wellington region for over 100 years and is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in vocational education. It is the key regional provider of vocational education, with over 150 programmes offered from its campuses in Petone and Wellington.

WelTec is a public tertiary institute established and funded by the New Zealand Government. WelTec offers a broad range of approved qualifications from certificates and diplomas to degree and graduate diploma programmes. The programme levels allow for staged pathways through the qualifications and range from Level 4 to Level 7 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.

With over 11,000 part and full-time students WelTec has flexible delivery options for almost any type of study option. WelTec also offers pathway programmes in English language and academic study for those who need preparation for their area of study. International students can enrol directly from high school or after completing professional qualifications or work experience in their home countries.
Programmes are developed closely with industry professionals and WelTec enjoys a close relationship with many Industry Training Organisations, as well as individual employers and business groups. This ensures courses and qualifications are current and relevant to business and employment needs. Many of our students have gone on to exciting employment opportunities after finishing their studies. 

has been successfully training Kiwis for agricultural careers since 1919. Taratahi offers full-time courses, extra-mural study, short courses and STAR/Gateway programmes in agriculture and horticulture.


Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand offers intensive training in the culinary arts for chefs and those aspiring towards a career in food and hospitality.  With 40 international schools across 20 countries, it is the newest culinary institute to open its doors and welcome students and food enthusiasts.

Our approach is to combine the very best of new world innovation and local cuisine with the artistry of French gastronomic tradition. Students can expect a close connection with awarded Master Chefs, and unique experiences with world class wineries and fresh, local produce. Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand offers a range of qualifications including certificates, diplomas and degrees, as well as short courses, master classes and continuing professional development. With new, fully equipped training kitchens and student learning spaces, it is located in the heart of Wellington, New Zealand’s capital, and opens in August 2012. 

New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (NZSATCM) is the longest-established education institution of its kind in New Zealand. The School is dedicated to providing quality education enabling the students to gain the knowledge and skills to reach their full potential in the specialised field of TCM.

The School is NZQA registered and accredited, a range of certificate, diploma and degree programmes connects students to the workplace by ensuring the curriculum is current and relevant, and the contents are of the right mix of theory and practical skills. The external advisory committee forms part of the School's quality assurance system to involve industries and the community to develop the best standard of efficiency, effectiveness, excellence and equity in the education and training offered.

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Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School is New Zealand’s foremost training establishment for the dramatic arts. Toi Whakaari’s vision is to lead in the training of actors, directors, arts managers, costumiers, technicians and designers in performing arts – nationally and internationally. In particular Toi Whakaari’s aim is to ignite the creativity in each student and provide them with the skills of their craft to effectively tell the stories of Aotearoa and beyond.

International students are welcome and the School has support systems in place to help them adjust to life at the School. In recent years, students from the USA, UK, the Netherlands, Germany and China have trained at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School. For more information about studying at Toi Whakaari go to