Membership benefits

The Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand (ITENZ), is a strong and credible organisation representing many PTEs across New Zealand.

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 021 307 087 or email

Alternatively you may download the ITENZ Membership Application Form and the ITENZ Code of Ethics Form which should both 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.
  • OfficeMax have a range of member discount offers.
  • Tertiary Insight offer a subscription discount for PTE members. With a new Government making changes, it’s crucial for PTEs to keep up to date on sector trends, from international education, to funding, to quality assurance, to plans to help ITPs.