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About Us and Te Pūkenga

Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, together with all the other polytechnics in New Zealand.

From 2023, all Ara learners will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, instead of Ara. Right now, our people will continue to support our learners. You will still be enrolled in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.

Being a part of Te Pūkenga means we will be more connected to the other organisations delivering vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand and we will work with you to share skills and knowledge to better help you succeed.

We are excited to be part of Te Pūkenga which has been set up as part of the Government’s Reform of Vocational Learning. Te Pūkenga is creating a network of online, on-campus and on-job learning to give learners more flexibility in what, where and how they learn.

You will see more communication about this change over the next few months. We want to reassure you that the learning of our ākonga will remain our priority.

If you have any questions or would like more information about this change you can find more on Te Pūkenga’s website or contact Ara on 0800 242476 or info@ara.ac.nz