Te Pūkenga: The New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST) was established in 2020 as part of reforms of vocational education. It brings together the existing 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) into one organisation. The subsector label Te Pūkenga takes the place of Institutes of technology and polytechnics previously published.
Changes to data collection/processing
From the year 2016 onwards staffing counts are for the full calendar year. Before this, staffing counts were a snapshot collected in the first week of August.
At the end of every year the Ministry collects aggregated staff numbers (headcount and full-time equivalent) by a range of characteristics such as full-time or part-time status, sub-sector, staff-type (academic, research and other staff), gender, ethnic group, and age group.
Method of collection/Data provider
These workforce returns come from eight universities, 16 subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga, three wānanga and 184 private training establishments (PTEs).