What is Te Pūkenga?
Competenz is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, the result of a merger of the 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics and the 11 transitional industry training organisations (TITOs).
Te Pūkenga has been set up as part of the Government’s Reform of Vocational Education. Te Pūkenga is creating a network of online, on-campus and on-job learning to give learners more flexibility in what, where and how they learn.
How does this affect our learners and employers?
Being a part of Te Pūkenga means we will be more connected to the other organisations in delivering vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand, and we will work with them to share skills and knowledge to better help you succeed.
From 2023, all Competenz learners will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, instead of Competenz. It’s important to note that our services and qualifications have not changed. Support for our employers and ākonga continues, with the same team members you work with now, in the same ways and places you’re used to.
This is an exciting evolution for Competenz, and we are proud to have been the first TITO to join the Te Pūkenga whānau.
We are immersed in the journey to reshape and grow vocational education in Aotearoa. This coming together of work-based, online and classroom learning will deliver the best possible outcomes for our employers and learners, who are always at the heart of everything we do.
You will see more communication about this change over the next few months. If you have any questions meanwhile, or would like more information about this change, please contact us at VET@competenz.org.nz.