Why become a member of TENZ?

TENZ – Technology Education New Zealand – is the professional network that actively promotes and supports Technology education throughout New Zealand. TENZ membership is open to all Technology educators, and those interested in Technology education in New Zealand.


  • fosters the development of Technology in the New Zealand Curriculum;
  • develops and maintains national and international links between those working in Technology education and with the wider technology community;
  • supports professional, curriculum, and resource development in Technology education;
  • encourages research in Technology education; and
  • organises/supports a national biennial Technology education conference.

The TENZ National Council works on the behalf of Technology educators to:

  • keep well informed on the NZ Curriculum and Learning Area statement in Technology;
  • liaise with IPENZ to promote Technology Education and in collaboration with them meet with ITO (Industry Training Organisations), MOE, universities, Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs);
  • build strategic links to other professional organisations – RSNZ, NZIFST, ITTEA (international);
  • instigate dialogue with NZGATTA, HETTANZ, NZACDITT to establish links and shared vision;
  • regularly publish t-news informing the technology community of developments nationally and internationally (National Council members contribute);
  • enlighten political movements of the current thinking and practice in Technology education, and lobby government for quality facilities and support for technology teachers;
  • encourage research in Technology education – submit proposals to the Ministry of Education;
  • help promote and, where appropriate, be involved in selection panel  for Technology Teacher Fellowships;
  • communicate current Technology education practice by presenting papers and workshops at national and international Technology education conferences;
  • reinvigorate regional TENZ networks in six key regions;
  • further develop TENZ website, including Techlink and promote other useful sites; and
  • listen to the needs of our Technology teachers and their students' learning needs.

TENZ membership forms: Individual | Organisation | Student

For more information, contact:
National TENZ Council Chair Wendy Fox-Turnbull, wendy.fox-turnbull@canterbury.ac.nz.

Memberhip Rules and Guidelines