EIT and Te Pūkenga

EIT is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, together with all the other polytechnics in New Zealand.

From 2023, all Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) learners will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, instead of (EIT). Right now, our people will continue to support our learners. They will still be enrolled in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.

Te Pūkenga is building a national network of integrated learning in Aotearoa New Zealand that better meets the needs of learners, their whanau, employers and the community.

By bringing together on-the-job, on campus and online learning, Te Pūkenga is creating a network that gives learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.

Te Pūkenga will use our size and scale to strengthen the quality and range of education delivery throughout Aotearoa while retaining services that meet the specific regional needs of employers and communities.

Te Pūkenga has a relentless focus on equity and ensuring participation – we honour and uphold Te Tiriti o Waitangi in all we do.

Learners are at the centre. Te Pūkenga recognises 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.

Being a part of Te Pūkenga means we will be more connected to the other organisations 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.

Te Pūkenga is creating a unified network of polytechnics and industry training organisations to give you the benefit of the strengths of the whole network in your region.

We are excited to be part of Te Pūkenga which has been set up as part of the Government’s Reform of Vocational Learning. 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.

You will see more communication about this change over the next few months. We want to reassure you that the learning of our ākonga will remain our priority.

If you have any questions or would like more information about this change please get in touch.

Visit the Te Pūkenga website.