Te Pūkenga (New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology)

Te Pūkenga (New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology)

Last updated 28 January 2021
Last updated 28 January 2021

A unified, sustainable, public network of regionally accessible vocational education. 

The New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga ) stood up on 1 April 2020. It is one of the seven key changes announced on 1 August 2019 and is a new kind of organisation providing work-based, on campus, and online vocational learning and training right across the country.

Te Pūkenga brings together the existing 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) into one organisation, and over time, will develop the capability to support work-based, campus-based and online learning as a unified system. 

Te Pūkenga will have the national and regional reach required to become a long-term skills training partner for firms and industries. Learners will be able to shift easily between on campus, on-the-job, or online learning – or a combination of all three that works for their needs. And if circumstances change, the training can adapt seamlessly.

Te Pūkenga has 15 ITP subsidiary boards and one national Council

For more detailed information about the new organisation, check out the Te Pūkenga website.