Nau mai, haere mai and welcome to Unitec, we are looking forward to seeing you in class.

To help you get ready for class, we have put together useful information about the student systems you will use and the services available to you at Unitec.

If you need help at any time, please contact us.



Orientation is a time to meet your lecturers and classmates and get yourself ready for class.


Your programme orientation is a good way to meet your lecturers and classmates before class starts.

We encourage you to attend to help get ready for class.

During your programme’s orientation, you will learn where you will be studying, who you will be studying with, and what to expect from your course.

Part of your orientation includes an official welcome and pōwhiri at our beautiful Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae. To help you understand the protocols of our pōwhiri, and enjoy this special experience, watch our pōwhiri guide.

Find your programme’s orientation date.


O-week is a week-long event with a range of fun activities to ease you into student life at the start of the semester.

Register for Tiki Tour: Explore Auckland

International Welcome Day

We recommend international students go through our International Pre-Departure Handbook and see our website for before you arrive guidance.

When you arrive, as well as attending your programme orientation with your classmates, it is compulsory for international students to attend International Welcome Day.

International Welcome Day is your introduction to life as a student at Unitec, with information sessions about life in New Zealand, studying with us, and the student support services available to you. There is also help for any questions or issues with your visa, insurance, student ID card, login details, timetable, and more.


Semester start ‘to do’ list

Be ready for semester by completing this ‘to do’ list during orientation and the first week of class.

Get your Student ID card

You can get your Student ID before your classes start or drop into Student Central on campus during orientation or your first week of class.

Learn how to get your Student ID card.

Login to your Student Portal

Student Portal is the system you will use to access essential information, such as your timetable and re-enrolment.

Learn about Student Portal and how to access your account.

Login to Moodle

Moodle is the system you will use to access your course resources and assessments.

You will be able to log in to your Moodle account one week before your classes start.

Learn about Moodle and how to access your account.

Find your timetable and classes

Once you are enrolled and have access to your Student Portal account, you can view your timetable.

Learn how to access your timetable.

Learn how to log your class attendance

You can log your class attendance by swiping your Student ID in class, or by using the SEAtS app.

Learn more about class attendance and the SEAtS app.


Get free and discounted stuff

Get these free resources when you are a Unitec student.

Connect to campus wifi for free

Current students can access Unitec’s free wifi across both our campuses.

Learn how to connect to wifi.

Get Microsoft Office 365 for free

You can get Microsoft Office 365 for free while your study with us.

Learn how to Get Microsoft Office 365.

Get the AT HOP card tertiary student concession

To get an AT sticker for your AT HOP card concession, you will need to go in-person to Student Central. They will give you a sticker, as long as you meet the requirements.

To learn more and check if you are eligible for a tertiary concession, go to Auckland Transport Tertiary Student Concession.

For Student Central location and hours, go to Student Central (Te Pae Kōrero).

Funding and fees

We have resources to help you with money stuff, and we are here to help you navigate sorting out your funding and fees.

Loans, allowances and StudyLink

Student loans and allowances are provided by StudyLink and can be used to pay for your course fees and living costs while you study.

If you want to access funding through StudyLink, you will need to apply. Studylink does not automatically pay for your fees.

If you have questions or would like help with your application, book an appointment with our Student Support Advisors.

Learn more about Loans, allowances and StudyLink.


Fees are listed on our course and programme pages.

For information about fees free programmes, learn more about funding your study.

If you need to pay your tuition fees, learn how to pay fees.

Scholarships and grants

We have a range of scholarships and grants available to students.

Learn about our scholarships and awards
Learn about our hardship grants


Campus services and support

There are a range of services and support for you at Unitec.

Getting to campus and maps

Our two campuses are located at Mt Albert and Waitākere (Henderson) in Auckland.

You can get to our campuses on foot, by bike, car, or on public transport. Find out how you can get to campus.

View our campus maps

Campus services and security

There are a range of student support teams, services and shops on our Mt Albert and Waitākere campuses. Both campuses are smoke-free, this includes the use of e-cigarettes or vaping.

- Services and shops on campus
- Safety and security on campus.

Technology support

We have a section of our website dedicated to technology support, and if you need help you can talk to our IT Help Desk or drop-in to the helpdesk on our Mt Albert Campus - they can help with things like logging in to Unitec systems and connecting your device to wifi.

Go to our Technology support section.

See our IT Support page to contact the IT Help Desk.

Study and wellbeing support services

Throughout your studies at Unitec, please ask for help any time you need it – this may be for wellbeing support, what to do if you can’t hand in an assignment on time, help with how to write a report, or how to re-enrol for next semester.

We have a range of support teams and resources available to help you:

- Student Central
- Maori support
- Pacific support
- Disability support
- Study support
- A to Z of student support and services

Student clubs and networks

Connecting with others who are like-minded will help you through study and building networks beyond graduation.

Check out our range of cultural, sport and lifestyle clubs available on campus.  

Connect on social media

Join us on Tiktok, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date on what’s happening around campus.