Bay of Plenty Tertiary Education Partnership

The University of Waikato and Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology have worked together since 1998 to increase tertiary education opportunities in the Western Bay of Plenty. Recently Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and Waiariki Institute of Technology merged to become Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology. Our institutions are continuing to work closely together to offer a comprehensive suite of programmes at the Bongard Centre.

Through this partnership, you can enter bridging, certificate, diploma and degree programmes. This "staircase" approach provides pathways to life-long learning opportunities for school leavers, mature students new to study, or people well on the way towards reaching their career goals.

The Bay of Plenty Tertiary Education Partnership also includes Whakatane-based Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. The Partnership includes research projects, providing a unique collaborative approach to tertiary education in the Bay of Plenty.