Your programme orientation is a good way to connect with your classmates and lecturers. It's designed to make you more familiar with where you will be studying, who you will be studying with, and what to expect from your course.

Your orientation will also introduce you to some of the study and support services available at Unitec.

Part of your orientation includes a tour of campus and an official welcome (pōwhiri) at our beautiful Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae. To help you understand the protocols of our pōwhiri, and enjoy this very special experience, watch our step-by-step guide.

Orientation is not compulsory, but we strongly encourage you to attend to help prepare you for studying with us.

Orientation registration

Please register for your programme orientation.

Register to attend Orientation

Your programme orientation schedule

Find orientation for your programme below. If your programme is not listed or has already been, please refer to your timetable for your first day of class.

Please allow at least 3 hours for orientation.

The orientation schedule is subject to change, please check here again to confirm your orientation day and time.


Certificate

Programme Date Time Building
Micro credentials in Liaison Interpreting Sat 23 Jul   183-1001
New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care (Companion Animal) - Part-time | Distance | Full-time
Please refer to your timetable and contact Lorne Roberts for orientation queries.
     
New Zealand Certificate in Animal Management (Canine Behaviour and Training)
Please refer to your timetable and contact Laura Harvey for orientation queries.
Thu 21 Jul 8.30am 115-1028
New Zealand Certificate in Animal Management (Captive Wild Animals)
Please refer to your timetable and contact Laura Harvey for orientation queries.
     
New Zealand Certificate in Animal Management (Companion Animals)
Please refer to your timetable and contact Laura Harvey for orientation queries.
Thu 21 Jul 8.30am 115-1008
New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Veterinary Nursing Assistant) - Distance
Please refer to your timetable and contact Laura Harvey for orientation queries.
     
New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Veterinary Nursing Assistant) - Onsite
Please refer to your timetable and contact Laura Harvey for orientation queries.
Thu 21 Jul 8.30am 115-1007
New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)
Orientation Schedule
Tools List
Mon 25 Jul 8.15am Red Lecture Theatre
New Zealand Certificate in Business (Accounting Support Services) 
Orientation Schedule
Thu 21 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry
Email carpentry@unitec.ac.nz if you have any questions
     
New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills - Allied Trades
Orientation Schedule
Mon 25 Jul 8.15am Red Lecture Theatre
New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills - Carpentry
Orientation Schedule
Tools List
Mon 25 Jul 8.15am Red Lecture Theatre
New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Pre-Trade (Level 3)
Orientation Schedule
Fri 22 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Applied) (Level 3)
Please refer to your timetable for your first class
     
New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) (Level 3)
Please refer to your timetable for your first class
     
New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4)
Please refer to your timetable for your first class
     
New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5)
Please refer to your timetable for your first class
     
New Zealand Certificate in Exercise
Please refer to your timetable and contact Rob Gambolati for orientation queries.
Mon 25 Jul 8.45am Unitec Sports Centre
New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Mon 25 Jul    
New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Landscape Design)
Orientation Schedule
Course Costs
Thu 21 Jul 12.00pm B48
New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Essentials)
Orientation Schedule
Fri 22 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)
Orientation Schedule
Tools List
Mon 25 Jul 8.15am Red Lecture Theatre
New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying
Orientation Schedule
Tools List
Mon 25 Jul 8.15am Red Lecture Theatre
New Zealand Certificate in Skills for Living and Working Tue 26 Jul    B117
New Zealand Certificate in Sport Coaching
Please refer to your timetable and contact Rob Gambolati for orientation queries.
Mon 25 Jul 8.45am Unitec Sports Centre
New Zealand Certificate in Sport and Recreation (Community Development)
Please refer to your timetable and contact Rob Gambolati for orientation queries.
Mon 25 Jul 8.45am Unitec Sports Centre
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)
Orientation Schedule
Fri 22 Jul 12.45pm TNK Marae
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Applied Science
Orientation Schedule
Fri 22 Jul 12.45pm TNK Marae
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Architecture
Orientation Schedule
Fri 22 Jul 12.45pm TNK Marae
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Art and Design
Orientation Schedule
Fri 22 Jul 12.45pm TNK Marae
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Business and Communications
Orientation Schedule
Fri 22 Jul 12.45pm TNK Marae
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Construction
Orientation Schedule
Fri 22 Jul 12.45pm TNK Marae
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Engineering
Orientation Schedule
Fri 22 Jul 12.45pm TNK Marae
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Health
Orientation Schedule
Fri 22 Jul 12.45pm TNK Marae
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Screen Arts, Acting, and Technical Production
Orientation Schedule
Fri 22 Jul 12.45pm TNK Marae
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Social Work
Orientation Schedule
Fri 22 Jul 12.45pm TNK Marae
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Sport, Recreation and Exercise
Orientation Schedule
Fri 22 Jul 12.45pm TNK Marae
 

Diploma

Programme Date Time Building
New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology
Orientation Schedule
Tue 19 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
New Zealand Diploma in Business - Accounting
Orientation Schedule
Thu 21 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
New Zealand Diploma in Business - Leadership and Management
Orientation Schedule
Thu 21 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
New Zealand Diploma in Construction
Orientation Schedule
Tue 19 Jul 10.00am TNK Marae
New Zealand Diploma in Cybersecurity
Orientation Schedule
Fri 22 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil)
Orientation Schedule
Tue 19 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical)
Orientation Schedule
Fri 22 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems (Level 5)
Orientation Schedule
Fri 22 Jul 10.00am TNK Marae
New Zealand Diploma in Interior Design - Residential Thu 21 Jul 12.45pm TNK Marae
New Zealand Diploma in Landscape (Design)
Orientation Schedule
Course Costs
Thu 21 Jul 12.00pm B48
New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-Sector) - Coaching Pathway​
Please refer to your timetable and contact Rob Gambolati for orientation queries.
Mon 25 Jul 8.45am Unitec Sports Centre
New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-Sector) - Community Sport and Recreation Pathway
Please refer to your timetable and contact Rob Gambolati for orientation queries.
Mon 25 Jul 8.45am Unitec Sports Centre
New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-Sector) - Exercise Pathway.
Please refer to your timetable and contact Rob Gambolati for orientation queries.
Mon 25 Jul 8.45am Unitec Sports Centre
New Zealand Diploma in Surveying
Orientation Schedule
Tue 19 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing - Distance
Please refer to your timetable and contact Laura Harvey for orientation queries.
     
New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing - Onsite
Please refer to your timetable and contact Laura Harvey for orientation queries.
Thu 21 Jul 8.30am TBC
 

Bachelor

Programme Date Time Building
Bachelor of Applied Science (Animal Management and Welfare) Thu 21 Jul 8.30am 115-2005
Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management) Thu 21 Jul 8.30am 115-2005
Bachelor of Applied Technology - Automotive Engineering
Orientation Schedule
Fri 22 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
Bachelor of Applied Technology - Transport Management Fri 22 Jul  9.45am TNK Marae
Bachelor of Applied Technology - Electrotechnology
Orientation Schedule
Fri 22 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
Bachelor of Architectural Studies
Orientation Schedule
Thu 21 Jul 12.00pm B48
Bachelor of Business - Accountancy
Orientation Schedule
Thu 21 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
Bachelor of Business - Management
Orientation Schedule
Thu 21 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
Bachelor of Business - Marketing
Orientation Schedule
Thu 21 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
Bachelor of Computing Systems
Orientation Schedule
Fri 22 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
Bachelor of Construction
Orientation Schedule
Tue 19 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
Bachelor of Construction - Level 7
Orientation Schedule
Tue 19 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
Bachelor of Creative Enterprise
Please refer to your timetable for your first class
     
Bachelor of Design and Contemporary Art
Please refer to your timetable for your first class
     
Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)
Orientation Schedule
Tue 19 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical)
Orientation Schedule
Fri 22 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
Bachelor of Health Science - Medical Imaging
Orientation Schedule
Thu 21 Jul 9.30am Waitakere Student Central
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Orientation Schedule
Course Costs
Thu 21 Jul 12.00pm B48
Bachelor of Nursing
Orientation Schedule
Thu 14 Jul   8.30am Waitakere B510
Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Acting for Screen and Theatre) Fri 22 Jul   TNK Marae
Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Contemporary Dance) Fri 22 Jul   TNK Marae
Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Screen Arts) Fri 22 Jul   TNK Marae
Bachelor of Social Practice  Thu 21 Jul 12.45pm TNK Marae
Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) Mon 25 Jul 9.30am 112-3012
Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing
Please refer to your timetable and contact Laura Harvey for orientation queries.
Thu 21 Jul 8.30am 115-1007
Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing - Year Two Students
Please refer to your timetable and contact Laura Harvey for orientation queries.
Thu 21 Jul 8.30am TBC

Graduate Certificate & Diploma, Postgraduate, and Master

Programme Date Time Building
Graduate Certificate in Professional Accountancy
Orientation Schedule
Thu 21 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
Graduate Diploma in Business - Human Resource Management
Orientation Schedule
Thu 21 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
Graduate Diploma in Business - Marketing
Orientation Schedule
Thu 21 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
Graduate Diploma in Business - Operations Management
Orientation Schedule
Thu 21 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
Graduate Diploma in Computing
Orientation Schedule
Fri 22 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
Graduate Diploma in Construction Project Management
Orientation Schedule
Tue 19 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
Graduate Diploma in Professional Accountancy
Orientation Schedule
Thu 21 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Business
Orientation Schedule
Thu 21 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice Thu 21 Jul 12.45pm TNK Marae
Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Practice
Please refer to your timetable for your first class
     
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Business
Orientation Schedule
Thu 21 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Practice
Please refer to your timetable for your first class
     
Postgraduate Diploma in Computing
Orientation Schedule
Fri 22 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
Master of Applied Business
Orientation Schedule
Thu 21 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
Master of Applied Practice (Social Practice) Thu 21 Jul 12.45pm TNK Marae
Master of Architecture Thu 21 Jul 12.45pm TNK Marae
Master of Architecture (Professional)
Orientation Schedule
Thu 21 Jul 12.00pm B48
Master of Computing
Orientation Schedule
Fri 22 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
Master of Creative Practice
Please refer to your timetable for your first class
     
Master of Landscape Architecture Thu 21 Jul 12.45pm TNK Marae
Master of Professional Accounting Thu 21 Jul 9.45am TNK Marae
 

International students

International students are also required to attend the International Welcome Day.

If you missed your programme orientation

If you missed your orientation, we will see you on the first day of class. If you have any concerns or questions before then, please contact us.

Find your class and timetable

See how to find your class and timetable.

Find your way around campus

To help find your way around our campuses, Mt Albert and Waitākere, see our campus maps, and here is some info about how to get to campus.

Need help? Contact us