New Zealand to host APAIE 2021 Conference

Chris Hipkins I am pleased to announce that New Zealand has been successful in its bid to host the Asia-Pacific Association of International Education (APAIE) Conference and Exhibition in 2021. I congratulate the universities who worked together to put forward this successful bid. University of Auckland will host the event and the other seven universities will co-host. This is great…

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Engineering Degree Apprenticeship coming

Staff Reporter Engineering Education to Employment (Engineering e2e) of the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) is currently working with WelTec, Otago Polytechnic and the Institute of Public Works Engineers Australasia to implement a Level 7 Engineering Degree Apprenticeship qualification. The qualification will be called, ‘BEngTech.’ Based on the Degree Standard developed by New Zealand employers, the proposed qualification will be a…

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Government to build 4000 homes on Unitec property

Purchase of 29 hectares of land the first step Venkat Raman The Government has made its first move in fulfilling its election promise of building houses to combat the housing crisis by acquiring 29 hectares of land at the Mt Albert Campus of Unitec Institute of Technology. The Unitec property accounts for 55 hectares, more of than half of which…

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Education provider acquires Whitecliffe College

Sourced Content Former Owner-Managing Director of New Zealand Career College, entrepreneur and Sponsor of our Business Awards Feroz Ali has announced acquisition of the Auckland based Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design. His Asia Pacific Education (APEDU) is acquiring a majority stake in the award-winning College, a leading private arts and design institution. Co-Founder Michele Whitecliffe will stay as President,…

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Waitakere Hindi School gets $2500 funding

Supplied Content Waitakere Hindi School, arguably the finest institution of its kind serving the community has received $2500 (its targeted amount) funding from a charitable initiative. Thousands of Aucklanders have benefited from the charitable initiative which saw $1 million allocated to community organisations that help a range of health, cultural, environment, education and other causes. Waitakere Hindi Language and Cultural…

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TEC makes structural changes for new pathway

Tim Fowler Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has announced its final decisions on a pathway for reorganisation. This follows a period of consultation with staff on a proposal for change and the final decisions incorporate staff feedback. The Key drivers The key drivers for reorganisation are the need to integrate the careers and investment components of the TEC’s functions, following the…

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Financial challenges burn our polytechnics

Firefighting should involve long-term view Venkat Raman Many Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) face financial challenges but these challenges also present an opportunity, Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) Chief Executive Tim Fowler has said. “ITP domestic student numbers have declined by nearly a third in the last decade, driven by demographic, economic and other changes. As a result, some ITPs…

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