About us

Our Story

EmployNZ was established in the year 2000 with the specific goal of providing high quality training services to the Bay of Plenty Region. Since then we have grown to be a multifaceted organisation with divisions catering to the different needs of the community.

We have training facilities in Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo and offices in Auckland, and provide training services throughout the North Island. We offer a student centered learning environment with smaller class sizes and wrap around support services. Our focus is to ensure the training and qualifications students receive are industry ready and ultimately lead to employment.

EmployNZ Tertiary Institute started offering higher level qualifications in 2018, we welcome local and International students who want to study level 5 – 7 courses in Business & Management, IT & Computing, Health Management and Project Management.

EmployNZ has always been a Category One NZQA approved Education Provider.

Our Vision

“Te Taumata Oranga – We Change Lives”

Our Values

  • Committed to making a difference
  • Be Accountable
  • Talk openly and honestly
  • Focus on success

Our Purpose

To provide a supportive learning environment which inspires our students and clients to achieve their educational and employment goals.

Our Philosophy

At EmployNZ we operate on a partnership philosophy with NZ Government agencies including; the Ministry of Social Development, the Tertiary Education Commission and New Zealand Qualifications Authority, to provide our clients with quality, relevant and achievable training and development. We also partner with local employers to identify opportunities for our clients to pathway into employment and assist all our graduates to progress onto further training or into employment.

Continuous Improvement

EmployNZ has a continuous improvement approach based on ongoing self-assessment where performance is reviewed, outcomes analysed, changes implemented and actions reviewed to ensure processes and systems remain effective and relevant, this includes regular questionnaires for staff, students, clients, employers and parents.

The expectations of a ‘quality’ programme is achieved by focusing on three key focus areas; learner engagement and achievement, the learning environment, and engaging with stakeholders and the broader community. EmployNZ reviews how well each programme is meeting those expectations at least once every 12 months.

The recent 2015 NZQA External Evaluation Report notes “Student satisfaction feedback is 95 per cent positive, noting in particular tutor effectiveness, course content and support.”

Our People

Jay Banner

Jay Banner

Managing Director

Telephone Ext. 817

Paulette Le Gros

Paulette Le Gros

Youth Service Manager - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 805

Gloria Wilson

Gloria Wilson

Accounts & Compliance Manager

Telephone Ext. 816

Jack Baker

Jack Baker

Programme Manager - Tertiary Education

Telephone Ext. 402

Melissa Oliver

Melissa Oliver

Employment Placement Service (EPS) Tutor - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 830

John Jackson

John Jackson

Training for Work (TFW) Tutor– Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 825

Jana Chase

Jana Chase

Youth Coach - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 819

Justin Kahotea

Justin Kahotea

CareerFit Tutor - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 826

Kaylah Young

Kaylah Young

Hospitality Tutor – Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 860

Kat Erutoe

Kat Erutoe

Employment Placement Service (EPS) Tutor - Taupo

Telephone Ext. 881

Helena Allen

Helena Allen

Careers Unlimited Tutor - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 801

Nikki Couling

Nikki Couling

CareerFit Tutor – Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 880

Ross McKay

Ross McKay

Computing Level 3 Tutor - Tauranga

James Taylor

James Taylor

IT Tutor - Tauranga

Justin Morris

Justin Morris

General Manager - Sales & Marketing

Telephone Ext. 803

Pam Hayes

Pam Hayes

General Manager - Service Support

Telephone Ext. 829

Shanon Manning

Shanon Manning

Office Manager

Telephone Ext. 800

Pip Wilson

Pip Wilson

Youth Coach - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 842

Mickel Rawiri

Mickel Rawiri

Youth Coach - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 804

Oriwa Callaghan

Oriwa Callaghan

Receptionist & Administration Assistant

Jasmin Tawhara

Jasmin Tawhara

Student Recruitment Advisor

Telephone Ext. 822

Tasmyn Roach

Tasmyn Roach

Youth Coach - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 850

Karen Edelsten

Karen Edelsten

IT Tutor - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 802

Francis Agyekum

Francis Agyekum

Business Tutor - Tauranga

Melanie Taratoa

Melanie Taratoa

Literacy Tutor - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 861

Esera Filipo

Esera Filipo

Careers Unlimited Tutor - Rotorua

Telephone Ext. 862

Greg Stuthridge

Greg Stuthridge

Quality Assurance Advisor

Claire Mardell

Claire Mardell

Infrastructure Tutor - Rotorua

Telephone Ext. 841

Pia Kakau

Pia Kakau

General Manager - Service Delivery

Telephone Ext. 808

Stephen Strawbridge

Stephen Strawbridge

Education Manager

Telephone Ext. 810

Belinda Garner

Belinda Garner

Program Manager - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 818

Cody Wikingi

Cody Wikingi

CareerFit Tutor - Rotorua

Telephone Ext. 871

Sally Blackler

Sally Blackler

Account Manager - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 827

Dave Burbery

Dave Burbery

Hospitality Tutor - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 900

Danielle Reeves

Danielle Reeves

Youth Coach - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 809

Gillian Bowen

Gillian Bowen

Literacy Tutor - Rotorua

Telephone Ext. 843

Nick Dale

Nick Dale

IT Support

Telephone Ext. 821

Pooja Thapa

Pooja Thapa

Business Management Tutor - Tauranga

Kahu Rauwhero

Kahu Rauwhero

Youth Coach - Tauranga

Telephone Ext. 807

Antonio Nucci

Antonio Nucci

Health Management Tutor - Tauranga

Fred Musika

Fred Musika

Project Management Tutor - Tauranga

 

 

Richard McCurran

Richard McCurran

IT Tutor - Tauranga

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  • 2016 Westpac Tauranga Business of the year
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