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Corporate documents and publications

Annual Reports

Te Pūkenga Annual Report was tabled in Parliament on 21 May 2021. To view, see Te Pūkenga Annual Report 2020.

Te Pūkenga Annual Report 2021 was tabled in Parliament on 22 June 2022. To view, see Te Pūkenga Annual Report 2021.


Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Annual Report 2021 is available to view. To view, see Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Annual Report 2021.

Briefing to the Incoming Minister

Whakairohia he toki, tāraia te anamata | Learning with purpose, creating our futures


Our Briefing to the Incoming Minister (BIM) was provided to Hon Jan Tineti shortly after her appointment as Minister of Education, in February 2023.


Te Pūkenga BIM was intended to build on the Minister’s understanding of our role in the tertiary education system in New Zealand. It provides an overview of how we operate in line with current expectations set by the Minister of Education and an outline of our functions and Charter, as defined by legislation.


Please note information contained in the BIM was relevant as at February 2023 and will be subject to change as our work progresses.


Read the Briefing to the Incoming Minister

Investment Plan 2021

Mahere Haumi - Investment Plan 2021

This Investment Plan sets out how we will support the Government’s goals for building a proactive, sustainable and inclusive economy and improving the wellbeing of all New Zealanders.

Minister's Funding Letter

The Minister of Education has outlined Crown funding arrangements in his NZIST Funding letter.

Minister's Letter of Expectation

The Minister of Education has made his expectations of NZIST known through his Letter of Expectation.

Mobilising the New World

In May 2020, we published seven Mobilising the New World interim reports and invited feedback. We’ve now summarised that feedback to produce the Mobilising the New World Summary of Feedback. This valuable feedback, that NZIST’s Council has reviewed, can now be used as additional input for the transformation of New Zealand's vocational education sector, including informing the development of NZIST’s operating model. 

About Mobilising the New World 

Seven working groups consisting of 76 people from across the vocational education sector were established by the IST Establishment Board to consider the future of the vocational education once NZIST came into existence. The working groups were asked to think about the future of the provision of vocational education.   

While the world has shifted due to the 2019 COVID-19 pandemic since these reports were compiled, they are still relevant and important as we navigate our way towards a different way of providing vocational education.   

The Mobilising the New World Reports can be found here:

Interim Report Executive Summaries

1. Learner Journey Mapping

2. Employer and Community Engagement Model

3&4. Education Products and Services & Online Arrangements

5. Work Based Learning

6. New Academic Architecture

7. International Education

Quarterly Reporting
Statement of Performance Expectations

The 2022 Statement of Performance Expectations was submitted to the Minister of Education on 24 February 2022 and set out the performance expectations for Te Pūkenga for 2022.

This Transitional Statement of Performance Expectation 2021 was submitted to the Minister of Education on 4 February 2021 and sets out the performance expectations for Te Pūkenga for 2021.

The 2023 Statement of Performance Expectations was submitted to the Minister of Education in Dec 2022 and sets out the performance expectations for Te Pūkenga for 2023. 

Transition pathway roadmap and programmes overview

Te Pūkenga has a significant transformation programme ahead. Over the next couple of years, vocational education and training as we currently know it will be completely reimagined. In its place will be a new system that will be more cohesive and sustainable, put learners at the very centre, allow better access for all, and ensure equity for Māori.

The transitional pathway shows how the range of current transformational workstreams are all structure and planned to support the change. The workstreams are an extension of the recommendations received during the extensive national consultation done through Mobilising the New World. They also take into consideration the Te Pūkenga Charter  and our Letter of Expectation.  

Central to much of Te Pūkenga transformation is the operating model workstream. The outcomes of the operating model will inform much of the future work for Te Pūkenga, so the transition pathway only extends as far as the final quarter of 2021. By then, some workstreams may stop or finish, others will be continued, and new ones may be added.

While shown as a workstream, our commitment to partnership and equity will continue to underpin and support all we do. 

There are already a significant number of workstreams shown, and there are many others not given such prominence, but that are equally important to support our ‘business as usual’ work, often playing a key role in supporting and progressing the transformational workstream activity.

Our transitional pathway will be updated as often as possible, and we will maintain an ongoing schedule of connecting and collaborating with our partners and other stakeholders to ensure we continue to work together and align our mahi as we transformation vocational education and training.

Transitional Statement of Intent 2021-24

Tauākī Whakamaunga Atu Tauwhirowhiro - Transitional Statement of Intent 2021-24

This Transitional Statement of Intent was submitted to the Minister of Education on 4 February 2021 and sets out the strategic intentions for Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology for the period 2021-24.


Te Pūkenga Transitional Statement of Intent 2021-2024 committed Te Pūkenga to (amongst other things) undertaking an external review on the effectiveness of Council (‘the Review’).  Accordingly, in late 2021 the Council initiated the Review pursuant to an agreed Terms of Reference that focused on Te Pūkenga governance framework, its effectiveness, alignment with best  practice, its fitness for purpose and any areas identified for improvement.


Dame Karen Sewell and Belinda Clark were appointed to undertake the review.


The Reviewers provided their final report to management in May 2022.  A link to the Review report and terms of reference is available here:Te Pūkenga Governance Review report.

Our groundwork

Rautaki Ōritetanga me te Angitu Ākonga - Equity and Ākonga Success Strategy
Sustainability Stocktake Report
Te Pae Tawhiti: Te Tiriti o Waitangi Excellence Framework
Te Piko – Our Organisational Strategy
Te Pūkenga Strategic Disability Action Plan
Te Pūkenga What you can expect
Te Rito - Insights from learners and staff

Our legal framework

Chief Executive Gifts Benefits Expenses Disclosure
Legal documents

We were established as a Crown Entity on 1 April 2020 by legislative enactment.  You can read about the legislation that guides us and our Charter here.

We are guided by these Acts:

Information resources

Official Information Act and proactive releases
See the following release of information:
Te Pūkenga policies

Te Pūkenga policies

View policies and procedures in place at Te Pūkenga.