Whitireia is a Category 1 institution having been rated by New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) as “highly confident” for educational performance and self-assessment capabilities. The Institute holds a world rank of 8696 by Webometrics Ranking of World Universities. Every year, over 6200 students are trained, of which over 3440 are full-time students. The industry partnership committees provide valuable input into how qualifications meet industry demand for skills. Whitireia offers programmes around automotive, business, construction, creative writing & publishing, English, film production, foundational health & social science, hairdressing, hospitality, IT, nursing, paramedic, performing arts, health, radio broadcasting, and visual arts & digital media. The programmes are available at their various campuses at Petone, Porirua, Te Kahui Auaha, Wellington and Auckland.