Membership benefits

The Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand (ITENZ), is a strong and credible organisation representing over 57% of PTEs.

All Full Members are registered with NZQA and comply with a rigid Code of Ethics. Affiliate members, which are clearly marked as such, are not NZQA registered.

To join the Association either phone 0800 692 737 or enail to receive a Membership Pack.

Alternatively you may download an ITENZ Membership Application Form which should be completed and emailed to

Some of the benefits of membership of ITENZ include:

  • Membership of the Quality Commission Scheme.
  • Being part of the pre-eminent representative PTE group for Government and its agencies to contact in order to obtain sector feedback on current issues and to disseminate relevant information.
  • Representation to the Ministry of Education, TEC, NZQA, MSD and other Government Agencies.
  • Representation on important strategy committees and working parties
  • Negotiation and communication with Government Agencies in regards to new compliance issues.
  • A forum for discussion on key issues.
  • A service of information dissemination.
  • A monthly news letter, InTENZ.
  • An annual conference with guest speakers that are relative to current industry issues.
  • A member networking facility.
  • Professional Development Workshops, organised and provided by the Association.
  • Strong linkages and alliances with other PTE groups to ensure effective PTE representation and to promote the interests of PTEs and their students.
  • Raised public awareness of the value of PTEs and their important contribution to New Zealand’s economic development.
  • A raised profile of the numerous social and cultural activities and services that PTEs provide for the benefit for all New Zealanders.
  • Submissions on released documents on strategies and reports from such bodies as TEC and the MoE formulated and written on the members’ behalf.
  • An actively supported Code of Ethics to ensure the perception of quality and fairness is part of the PTE brand.