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EmployNZ Limited is a Private Training Establishment registered and accredited by New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) to provide education and training, pursuant to the Education Amendment Act 1989. EmployNZ Limited uses the trading names  EmployNZ and EmployNZ Tertairy Institute. 

EmployNZ was established in the year 2000 with the specific goal of providing high quality training services to the Bay of Plenty Region. Since then we have grown to be a multifaceted organisation with divisions catering to the different needs of the community.

We have training facilities in Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo and offices in Auckland, and provide training services throughout the North Island. We offer a student centered learning environment with smaller class sizes and wrap around support services. Our focus is to ensure the training and qualifications students receive are industry ready and ultimately lead to employment.

The EmployNZ Tertiary Institute brand started offering higher level qualifications in 2018, we welcome local and International students who want to study level 5 – 7 courses in Business & Management, IT & Computing, Health Management and Project Management.

EmployNZ has always been a Category One NZQA approved Education Provider.

Our Vision

“Te Taumata Oranga – We Change Lives”

Our Values

  • Committed to making a difference
  • Be Accountable
  • Talk openly and honestly
  • Focus on success

Our Purpose

To provide a supportive learning environment which inspires our students and clients to achieve their educational and employment goals.

Our Philosophy

At EmployNZ we operate on a partnership philosophy with NZ Government agencies including; the Ministry of Social Development, the Tertiary Education Commission and New Zealand Qualifications Authority, to provide our clients with quality, relevant and achievable training and development. We also partner with local employers to identify opportunities for our clients to pathway into employment and assist all our graduates to progress onto further training or into employment.

Quality and Continuous Improvement

EmployNZ has a continuous improvement approach based on ongoing self-assessment where performance is reviewed, outcomes analysed, changes implemented and actions reviewed to ensure processes and systems remain effective and relevant, this includes regular questionnaires for staff, students, clients, employers and parents.

The expectations of a ‘quality’ programme is achieved by focusing on three key focus areas; learner engagement and achievement, the learning environment, and engaging with stakeholders and the broader community. EmployNZ reviews how well each programme is meeting those expectations at least once every 12 months.

In the 2019 NZQA External Evaluation Report (EER) EmployNZ was judged to be; Highly Confident in educational performance and Highly Confident in self assessment capability.
To view the full report please visit NZQA here – https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/nqfdocs/provider-reports/7391.pdf

Student Services Team

Wirinia Tapsell

Wirinia Tapsell

Receptionist & Administration Assistant

Shanon Manning

Shanon Manning

Student Services Manager

Telephone Ext. 800

Henry Harrison

Henry Harrison

Recruitment Advisor - Tauranga

Telephone ext. 816

Social Services Team

Pip Wilson

Pip Wilson

Youth Coach - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 842

Kat Erutoe

Kat Erutoe

Employment Placement Service (EPS) Tutor - Taupo

Telephone Ext. 881

Tamielle Monk

Tamielle Monk

Youth Coach - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 819

Danielle Reeves

Danielle Reeves

Whare Program Manager - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 809

Tasmyn Roach

Tasmyn Roach

Youth Coach - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 850

Sally Blackler

Sally Blackler

Account Manager - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 827

Mickel Rawiri

Mickel Rawiri

Youth Coach - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 804

Brittany Adlam

Brittany Adlam

Youth Coach - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 405

Kahu Rauwhero

Kahu Rauwhero

Youth Coach - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 807

Teaching Team

John Jackson

John Jackson

Training for Work (TFW) Tutor– Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 825

Esera Filipo

Esera Filipo

Careers Unlimited Tutor - Rotorua

Telephone Ext. 862

Nikki Couling

Nikki Couling

CareerFit Tutor – Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 880

James Taylor

James Taylor

IT Tutor - Tauranga

Richard McCurran

Richard McCurran

IT Tutor - Tauranga

Luke Appel

Luke Appel

Careers Unlimited L1 Tutor - Mt Maunganui

James Nicholson

James Nicholson

Career Fit Tutor - Mt Maunganui

Kaylah Young

Kaylah Young

Hospitality Tutor – Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 860

Gillian Bowen

Gillian Bowen

Literacy Tutor - Rotorua

Telephone Ext. 843

Francis Agyekum

Francis Agyekum

Business Tutor - Tauranga

Suz Le Comte

Suz Le Comte

Careers Unlimited L2 Tutor - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 882

Kiri Tyson

Kiri Tyson

Careers Unlimited Level 1 Tutor - Tauranga

Samantha Marshall

Samantha Marshall

Careers Unlimited L1 Tutor - Tauranga

Sacha Chadban

Sacha Chadban

Tutor - Early Childhood Education - Tauranga

Dave Burbery

Dave Burbery

Hospitality Tutor - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 900

Pooja Thapa

Pooja Thapa

Business Management Tutor - Tauranga

Antonio Nucci

Antonio Nucci

Health Management Tutor - Tauranga

Ryan Parkes

Ryan Parkes

Career Fit Tutor - Rotorua

Anaru Runapia

Anaru Runapia

Foundation Skills L1 Tutor - Whakatane

Sam Hunt

Sam Hunt

Support Tutor - Tauranga

Daniel McAlinden

Daniel McAlinden

Construction Tutor - Mt Maunganui

Leadership Team

Stephen Strawbridge

Stephen Strawbridge

Education Manager

Telephone Ext. 810

Jack Baker

Jack Baker

Programme Manager - Tertiary Education

Telephone Ext. 402

Pia Kakau

Pia Kakau

General Manager - Service Delivery

Telephone Ext. 808

Greg Stuthridge

Greg Stuthridge

Quality Assurance Advisor

Belinda Garner

Belinda Garner

Programme Manager - Foundation - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 818

Managing Director

Diane Meikle

Managing Director

Mobile: 027 194 7777

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  • 2016 Westpac Tauranga Business of the year
  • 2016 Westpac Tauranga Social Enterprise of the year