Learning Centre (Te Puna Ako)

Te Puna Ako Learning Centre provides free help and advice to help you succeed in your studies. Our friendly lecturers are available at every campus to provide learning advice and assistance whatever level you're at.

Our services

We can help you develop and improve a wide range of skills including:

  • Academic reading and writing
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • English language and study skills.


Te Puna Ako Learning Centre (Mt Albert) offers a wide range of free workshops to help you learn effective study skills. This includes a number of specialised postgraduate workshops (marked PG).

You can view current workshops and book online using your Unitec Student ID Number.

Student drop-in

You can drop-in for help and advice during our opening hours at Mt Albert and Waitakere campus.

One-on-one or group consultations

We are happy to arrange one-on-one sessions, or you can arrange to see a Te Puna Ako Learning Centre lecturer as a group.

Online resources

You can access information and study resources on Moodle.

Study Toolbox

 The Study Toolbox is an online portal packed with resources that will help you with your studies. From tips on writing assignments to postgraduate study advice, you'll find useful materials to help you whatever programme you're on. There's lots of information about Te Puna Ako too, including how to use the Learning Centre, the study sessions we run, and introductions to the staff who work here.

Assistance with English language

If English is not your first language, or if you are studying in New Zealand for the first time, we provide specialist support staff. For students who are studying certificate or diploma programmes in English as an additional language at level 4 or below, the Language Learning Centre in the Library can help you.

Contact us

Mt Albert campus

Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm (evenings by arrangement)
Te Puna Ako Learning Centre, Building 110, Room 1040, Mt Albert campus
Carrington Road, Mt Albert 
phone 09 8154321 ext 8611 

Waitakere campus

Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm 
Building 520, Waitakere campus
7 Ratanui Street, Henderson 
phone 09 8154321 ext 5059

Northern campus

Monday and Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm, alternate Wednesdays, 8.30am - 12.00pm
Learning Commons, Ground floor, Building 610, Room 1034, Northern campus
10 Rothwell Ave, Albany
phone +64 9 815 4321 ext 5623 or email mhobbs@unitec.ac.nz

Manukau Institute of Technology
Learning Centre

Current Unitec Institute of Technology students are also welcome to use the Learning Centre services at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT). Simply book an appointment with one of their Learning Advisors and they will assist you to:

  • understand course work and assessment requirements
  • improve note taking and research techniques
  • understand maths
  • improve your English

The Learning Support Centre also employs Pass Leaders who can support understanding of your course content. We have online learning resources and offer online learning support. 

For more information or an appointment contact MIT's Learning Support Centre.

Location: Level 3, Otara Campus Library, S Block Gate 8, Otara Road, Otara
Phone: 09 968 8000 ext 8120