NorthTec's commitment to our students extends beyond the campus boundaries. We have solid partnerships with iwi, other institutions, industry organisations and advisors to further enable us to meet NorthTec's mission.

We pride ourselves on the fact that when our students are ready to leave us they graduate with the knowledge and practical skill base needed "in the real world" of business and enterprise. Through NorthTec's partnerships, students have direct links to industry.

Local Industry & Businesses

NorthTec works closely with industry and businesses to meet the needs of the Northland community. We work with local businesses to provide our students with industry-relevant experience through work placements, internships, industry projects and on-site training.

NorthTec works in partnership with local stakeholders through Local Advisor Committees and Industry Training Organisations, to ensure that our curriculum meets industry needs.

If you are an industry representative, or represent a community organisation with relevance to a programme area and wish to be involved, please contact us.

NorthTec also offers professional development to businesses. Please explore our Short Courses for more information.


NorthTec works with secondary schools to provide additional opportunities and experiences that meet the needs of
students at your school. In addition to visiting your school, the Tasters, STAR programmes, Trades Academy programmes, information sessions and hand’s on interactive days provided here at NorthTec are practical, purposeful and aligned to assist students in their transition to tertiary study and employment. See Youth Pathways for more information.

Contact: or call 09 470 3802


NorthTec have partnerships with the local Whangārei hapū and their marae, as well as with Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Whātua, and Ngāpuhi Rūnanga. NorthTec has a range of contracts with Māori Trusts, Rūnanga and iwi. These contracts relate to the delivery of certain programmes where NorthTec does the teaching and the organisations provide some of the support services. Read more.


NorthTec is pleased with the number of high quality sponsorship and partnership proposals we receive. In order to ensure future partnerships are in line with our strategic goals please review the documents below and include the sponsorship request form with your request for sponsorship.

All sponsorship proposals must be submitted by January 31 to be considered for partnership for that year.

Careers at NorthTec

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining inspirational staff who are passionate, creative and dedicated to meeting the needs of our learners. We offer a flexible working environment, opportunities for development and a chance to make a real difference to the local community.

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