The Wellington Institute of Technology, or WelTec is a public New Zealand polytechnic based in Petone. WelTec was formed by an amalgamation between the Central Institute of Technology and the Hutt Valley Polytechnic in 2001. Hutt Valley Polytechnic was established in 1904. WelTec delivers vocational education to more than 11,000 students every year. WelTec offers over 140 courses in disciplines ranging from hospitality, business, information technology, visual arts, counselling, engineering and construction. WelTec's main campus is in Petone, Lower Hutt; it also has campuses in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch. Petone is the main campus located on Kensington Ave. in Lower Hutt and includes the main administration departments, a learning commons with library, the Student Hub, and several blocks which serve different functions. The Wellington campus is located in the Wellington CBD.