Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki takes on Online Learning Option


The Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT), Te Kura Matatini o Taranaki, is the most recent ITP to work with eCampus NZ and support the increase of online vocational education provision to its students.

eCampus NZ offers a range of online learning options and qualifications to students throughout the country. Qualifications are awarded by programme partners with all qualifications industry recognised, NZQA accredited and internationally accepted. eCampus NZ facilitates the awarding of the learner’s qualification from the institute at which they enrol.

Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki will initially deliver four programmes of study including Project Management, Small Business, Adult Literacy and Numeracy and Adult Teaching and Training.

“eCampus NZ is very pleased to have WITT join our cohort of vocational providers and to extend our network of provision in support of online learning. We now support eight major institutes delivering programmes to NZ learners. More and more learners are looking for flexibility in their study and our online option supports this. They can study at a time that suits them, in a place that suits them and in a way that works for them.  This flexibility is why online learning has experienced such growth and interest in enrolments with eCampus NZ facilitating 6000 learner enrolments in 2018 and working towards 7000 enrolments this year.  We appreciate the opportunity to support WITT and welcome them on board”.  said Pamela Simpson, CEO of eCampus NZ.

Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki joins Ara Institute of Canterbury, Otago Polytechnic, Universal College of Learning, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, Eastern Institute of Technology, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology and NorthTec as a programme providers.

“At WITT, our learners are at the centre of everything we do. Online learning will play a big part in the future of education and training which is why we’re working with eCampus NZ to increase our flexibility and offer more online study options. We’re pleased to work witheCampus NZ to offer programme content that really compliments the comprehensive options we already offer on campus,” WITT chief executive John Snook said.

eCampus NZ has been offering online learning since 2017. In 2018, 2289 courses were completed by learners with 2339 learners starting courses and qualifications. The online provision is backed up by significant learner support and learner analytics to ensure every chance of success for those taking the online learning path.

The eCampus NZ learning platform is being closed on 29 February 2024, as part of the completion of the amalgamation into Open Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga. Therefore, access to courseware for ākonga (learners) will be available for three months post course completion or 29 February 2024, whichever happens first. If you have any questions, please contact eCampus NZ : [email protected] or call 0800 328 269.