Te Pūkenga

Read about our Values, what's important, how we like do things, our beliefs, principles and attitudes that make up the spirit of our organisation.

MIT is now part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga)

Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and the arranging training activities of certain Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network. This will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.

Existing MIT ākonga (learners) will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga automatically in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.

From 1 October 2022, all references to MIT or Manukau Institute of Technology on this website (and any documentation linked through this website) need to be read as references to Te Pūkenga and its MIT business division. Learners should note that all programmes offered across Te Pūkenga are under review to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry and may be changed. Where there are changes to programmes that you have applied to enrol in, you will be notified of these changes.

Got questions about these changes?

See the Te Pūkenga FAQ


Ehara tāku toa i te toa takitahi, engari te toa takitini

Success is not the work of an individual, but the work of many


Te Pūkenga values

Manawa nui
We reach out and welcome in

Manawa nui describes a person or group's behaviour that embodies manaakitanga, humility, patience, respect, tolerance and compassion.

Manawa roa
We learn and achieve together

Manawa roa describes a person or group’s behaviours that embody staying power, resilience, fortitude, grit and doing what needs to be done to achieve the collective goal.

Manawa ora
We strengthen and grow the whole person

Manawa ora describes a person or group’s behaviours that embody breathing life into all aspects of another life form.

Te Pūkenga educational priorities

Te Pūkenga has five priorities guiding our work:

  1. A relentless focus on equity and ensuring participation – we honour and uphold Te Tiriti o Waitangi in all we do.
  2. Delivering customised learning approaches that meet the needs of learners and trainees wherever they are.
  3. Using our size and scale to strengthen the quality and range of education delivery throughout Aotearoa. Excellence in educational provision for all.
  4. Services that meet the specific regional needs of employers and communities.
  5. Transition educational services in a smooth and efficient manner.

Te Pūkenga charter outcomes

Ngā otinga e wawatangia ana | Our desired outcomes

How successful we are performing will be measured by how well we meet the expectations of our Charter.

Te Pūkenga is grounded in nine outcomes that reflect our Charter:

  1. Give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi in all that we do.
  2. Provide exceptional learning experiences and equitable outcomes for Māori.
  3. 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.
  4. Partner with employers to deliver relevant work-integrated education that meets skills needs.
  5. Be responsive and empowering to staff and learners.
  6. Become a connected and future focussed education provider driven by innovation, collaboration, research, data driven decision-making and teaching excellence.
  7. Delivering regional flexibility and nationally consistent outcomes. Create-barrier free access, mobility across, and clear pathways within the network for learners.
  8. Become a sustainable network of provision creating social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing.
  9. Focus on efficient and cost-effective delivery across the network.

Further information is available through Te Pūkenga website.