TENZ Membership

Anyone with an interest in technology education can join TENZ.

TENZ is a professional association supporting and promoting all levels and areas of technology education in New Zealand. While TENZ is primarily for teachers and those involved in technology education with the aim of enhancing the learning and teaching of technology, TENZ is also aimed at those who work in related  industries and services that support technology education.

If this describes you, then you are already one of us. So join us, and help grow and strengthen our national network supporting and promoting technology education across New Zealand.

The available types of membership described below.

Member Benefits

  • Professional networking and connectivity
  • Community updates and information direct to your inbox and online
  • Regular TENZ newsletters sent direct and available in members' area online
  • Professional learning and development opportunities and updates
  • Community Forums
    • Read community announcements and latest postings
    • Join community discussions - ask/answer questions
    • Get support
  • TENZ Resource Library
    • Search for resources
    • Add resources
    • Read/write reviews of resources
  • Member registration rates at TENZ biennial conference
  • Manage membership details
    • Individual members maintain your personal details
    • Institution members
      • Institution contact can add and/or edit institution members
      • Members maintain your personal details
  • Manage your technology education profile

Types of Membership


TENZ Institution Membership is intended for schools or other educational institutions.
With a TENZ Institution Membership, your institution can join TENZ and have as many  staff as you wish registered as members within your Institution Membership i.e. all staff involved in technology education can be registered as members.

Institution Membership Types

School Membership fees are determined on the type and size (roll) of your school with larger schools charged more than smaller schools. The fee for your school will be shown when you identify your institution when completing your application.
Information about your school/organisation is drawn from the Ministry of Education's New Zealand schools database.


An Early Childhood Institution Membership Fee is $60 a year.


A Tertiary Institution Membership Fee is $150 a year.



An Individual Membership is a personal membership of TENZ. This type of membership is for you if you have an interest in technology education but do not work in a New Zealand education institution e.g. you work in an associated industry or service.

Individual Membership Fee

An Individual Membership is $95 a year.

Even if you do work in a New Zealand school or tertiary institution, you can choose to have an Individual Membership. Having a personal membership means that, regardless of where you work, your TENZ membership goes with you. This is useful if/when you change schools/institutions or change jobs and still want to be part of the technology education community and network.


Student Membership is to help beginning teachers join the technology education community and network, and is available to students during their teacher training.

Student Membership Fee

As a Student Member, you will not be charged a subscription during your training but, on beginning work as a teacher, are required to join as either an Individual Member, or within an Institution Membership.

Privacy Statement

When you join TENZ or register for a TENZ event such as our  biennial conference, we collect personal information from you, including information about your:

  • name
  • contact information
  • school or organisation

and, as part of your TENZ technology education Profile we ask for optional information about your

  • teaching experience and expertise.

We collect your personal information in order to:

  • maintain our membership records
  • manage access to member-only information
  • manage registration for, and access to, our events
  • develop networks of expertise and support.

We keep your information safe by storing it in a secure database and only allowing certain staff to access it. You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong.

You can access and correct your TENZ membership information yourself by logging into your membership account at


using your TENZ membership email address and password.

If you have any questions about the information TENZ holds about you, please contact us at [email protected], or 04 473 2023.