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Unitec is part of Te Pūkenga, New Zealand’s national network of polytechnics, industry training organisations and institutes of technology.
We offer a wide range of work-oriented programmes and short courses that are employment-focused and taught at our two campuses in Mt. Albert and Waitākere.

Environmental Solutions Research Centre working to reduce construction plastic

Dr Terri-Ann Berry, Director of Unitec-Te Pūkenga Environmental Solutions Research Centre spoke to TV One's Sunday and Breakfast shows about work the centre is doing to reduce the amount of...

Unitec careers page leads to invaluable on-the-job learning opportunity

“I’ve got access to the projects and people I can learn from, and that’s invaluable.”

Mahi Kotahitanga creates cybersecurity career opportunities

A unique journey exploring and understanding the intricacies of cybersecurity is underway for thirty new ākonga, who were recently welcomed into the whānau at Unitec-Te Pūkenga .

Celebrating the brilliant minds and benevolent hearts of our graduates

Applying the knowledge gained throughout study to support and empower their own communities is an aspiration held by many Te Whare Wānanga o Wairaka graduates.

Former restaurant manager now champions cybersecurity, thanks to Unitec

Auckland-based Cybersecurity analyst Paul Thomas reckons it’s never too late to study and credits Unitec with helping him ‘find his thing’ after completing its highly-acclaimed cybersecurity programme.

Welcome return of Unitec veterinary team to Tonga

It was a welcome return to Tonga for Unitec's veterinary nursing team. The veterinary nursing programme has been collaborating with South Pacific Animal Welfare (SPAW) since 2013, taking a veterinary...

Professor Hamid Sharifzadeh – nurturing curiosity and critical thinking

Hamid Sharifzadeh draws on a wealth of experience and knowledge for his role as the Academic Programme Manager for the School of Computing, Electrical and Applied Technology.

Professor of Social Practice Helen Gremillion brings wealth of experience to Social Practise

Professor Helen Gremillion, one of our new Ahorangi at Unitec, arrived in Aotearoa New Zealand from the United States 15 years ago, bringing with her a wealth of experience in...
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