MITO is a Business Division of Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Limited, which is a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga. 

Te Pūkenga combines the organisations that deliver work-based learning (including MITO), on-campus learning and online learning. This national network will give learners and employers more flexibility in what, where and how they learn.


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 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 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.