- Current students
- Under 25s
Unitec became a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga on 1 April 2020. Te Pūkenga is the organisation responsible for ensuring equity and excellence for all New Zealanders in vocational education.
Te Pūkenga will offer a nationally recognised way of learning that’s more accessible and flexible and will help ensure your learning is more in tune with where the world is heading.
Te Pūkenga brings together 27 educational providers under a single unified network, moving from a competitive environment to one of working together. This new network will deliver a consistent quality of education across all of New Zealand by putting learners at its centre. It aims to create ways of learning that are more in tune with where the world is heading, and that fit around people’s lives to work for everyone.
Te Pūkenga was previously known as the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST) until the new name, Te Pūkenga, was announced on 29 September 2020.
As a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga, on 1 April 2020 Unitec changed it's legal name to Unitec New Zealand Limited (Unitec NZ). There is no change to our trading name for the time being and we will continue to be known as te Whare Wānanga o Wairaka - Unitec Institute of Technology.
Our logo, brand, email signatures and other marketing materials will not change at this stage. For day-to-day operations, it’s business as usual.