Primary ITO and Te Pūkenga

Primary ITO is currently a part of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology.


Learning with Primary ITO | Te Pūkenga from 2024

Following the new Government’s announcement of its intention to disestablish Te Pūkenga | New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, please be assured that your Primary ITO programme of study or training will continue as planned while we work through the details of how this change will be implemented. If you need access to learner support services, or have any concerns, please contact us.

Updated 1st January 2024.

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 Primary ITO 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.

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.

Being a part of Te Pūkenga means we are 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.

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.

Advisory bodies

Primary ITO relies on a range of industry and community experts to guide our work.

Industry Partnership Groups (IPGs) 

The IPGs are the voice of the primary industry. They are grassroots participants committed to growing their sector and organisations. IPGs directly inform training requirements in their areas of expertise. This ensures we can deliver the most relevant and appropriate training programmes.  

Learn more about our IPGs