From 1 January 2023, all references to MITO on this website (and any documentation linked through this website) need to be read as references to Te Pūkenga and its MITO business division.


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.


Te Pūkenga, or the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, was established in 2020 as one of seven key changes in the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE).

Before RoVE, New Zealand’s Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) were separate entities. Te Pūkenga is bringing together these organisations to create a network of integrated learning (on-the-job, on-campus and online) that supports learners, employers and communities gain the skills, knowledge and capabilities that Aotearoa New Zealand needs now and in the future.

Te Pūkenga has a focus in equity and ensuring participation – in particular for Māori, Pacific and disabled learners.

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 size and scale to strengthen the quality and range of learning delivered, while retaining services that meet the specific regional needs of employers and communities.


The standard-setting and qualification development functions that MITO - Te Pūkenga used to manage are now managed by a workforce development council, as follows:

  • Automotive, Commercial Road Transport, Drilling, Mining and Quarrying, Passenger Services and Ports and Stevedoring - Hanga-Aro-Rau Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics Workforce Development Council.
  • Gas – Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council.

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MITO - Te Pūkenga is immersed in the journey to ensure that the integration of on-the-job, on-campus and online learning provides the best possible outcomes for our learners, employers and industries.

We will continue to update you on the transformation. Please contact us if you have any questions.