Tētahi tū whakahaere hou

— A new kind of organisation

Learning with purpose, creating our futures


Using the collective knowledge and experience across Te Pūkenga to deliver high-quality learning throughout the country, reflecting the needs of our communities at a local level. 

Māori man practicing traditional taonga maori

Stronger network, greater options

New Zealand’s career-focused learning network is now Te Pūkenga

Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics
Industry Training Organisations

Together as one Te Pūkenga — The New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Ko Te Pūkenga mātou

Our identity is inspired by the base of the harakeke. The strongest part, from where all threads meet and grow. Because while we are all separate strands, we are stronger together.

A new education system for New Zealand

Te Pūkenga will develop career-focused qualifications and programmes in direct response to business needs, drawing input from our network and industries. We will provide learners with practical experience that ensures our graduates have the skills employers require.

Tō mātou tirohanga roa | Our vision

Whakairohia he toki, tāraia te anamata

Learning with purpose, creating our futures

Tō mātou pūtake | Our purpose

E tuku ana e Te Pūkenga ngā huarahi mātauranga hiranga, tino kounga hoki hei tautoko i ngā ākonga, ngā kaitukumahi me ngā hapori ki te whiwhi i ngā pūkenga, mōhiotanga, āheinga hoki kei te hiahiatia e Aotearoa i āianei, mō āpōpō hoki. Noho ai ngā ākonga me ō rātou whānau hei pūtake mō ā mātou mahi katoa.


Te Pūkenga provides excellent and quality educational opportunities that support learners, employers and communities to gain the skills, knowledge and capabilities that Aotearoa New Zealand needs now and for the future. Learners and their whānau are at the centre of all that we do.

Ngā whakaawenga | Enablers for change

Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) includes seven key changes that will enable a unified vocational education system:

  • Create Workforce Development Councils
  • Establish Regional Skills Leadership Groups
  • Establish Te Taumata Aronui
  • Create Te Pūkenga
  • Shift the role of supporting workplace learning from Transitional Industry Training Organisations to providers
  • Establish Centres of Vocational Excellence
  • Unify the vocational education funding system
Ā mātou whāinga tōmua | Our priorities
  • A relentless focus on equity and ensuring participation – we honour and uphold Te Tiriti o Waitangi in all that we do. 
  • Delivering customised learning approaches that meet the needs of learners and trainees wherever they are.
  • Using our size and scale to strengthen the quality and range of education delivery throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. Excellence in educational provision for all.
  • Services that meet the specific regional needs of employers and communities.
  • Transition educational services in a smooth and efficient manner.
Ngā whāinga matua | Our outcomes
  • Give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi in all that we do.
  • Provide exceptional learning experiences and equitable outcomes for Māori.
  • Be learner centred. Recognise the diverse and unique needs of all learners, with a focus on the unmet needs of Māori, Pacific and disabled learners, and staff, to empower diversity, belonging, and wellbeing.
  • Partner with employers to deliver relevant workintegrated education that meets skills needs.
  • Be responsive and empowering to staff and learners.
  • Become a connected and future focused education provider driven by innovation, collaboration, research, data driven decision-making and teaching excellence.
  • Delivering regional flexibility and nationally consistent outcomes. Create-barrier free access, mobility across, and clear pathways within the network for learners.
  • Become a sustainable network of provision creating social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing.
  • Focus on efficient and cost-effective delivery across the network.

Take a closer look at our values

Our values focus on our vision from a te ao Māori worldview — learn what they mean for us at Te Pūkenga.

Take a closer look at our values

Get in touch

Let us help you transform the future. For more information or to share your feedback, contact Te Pūkenga today.