Manukau Institute of Technology


A private, for-profit provider is set to open in Manukau next month and will compete directly with the local, publicly-owned polytechnic. Aspire2 will open for business in August and aims to profit from around 500 construction, allied and engineering students each year. Its new campus will be on the doorstep of the local public provider, Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT), which already offers a wide range of trade qualifications....

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Manukau Institute of Technology’s commercial training division, EnterpriseMIT, has been the subject of a 14-month investigation. Three EnterpriseMIT courses were under investigation, according to the New Zealand Herald. These include KeyStep, an outreach programme for young people who have disengaged from school, training or work, a finfish aquaculture course and a skippers’ course designed for the commercial fishing...

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Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) plans to make big cuts to Foundation Studies and English as well as reviewing Visual Arts; all areas that have already experienced recent cuts. In 2014, MIT halved the number of people working in its Foundation Studies and English programmes. TEU Organiser Chan Dixon says the polytechnic’s senior managers have left both programmes to flounder since then. “The people who remained after...

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“Fast food” degree papers in Manukau

“Fast food” degree papers in Manukau


Posted By on Jul 14, 2016

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) plans to compress 17-week long degree papers in accounting, economics and law into eight weeks. TEU members, who make up most academics who work at the polytechnic, are opposed to the decision. TEU branch co-president Jill Jones says there is no evidence that the change will benefit domestic students. “This is pedagogically unsound and it will damage MIT’s reputation, but worse, it will leave...

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Payroll problems plaguing a number of government ministries may also affect Manukau Institute of Technology and the Open Polytechnic. Radio New Zealand reports Labour Inspectorate investigations have revealed about 24,000 public and private sector workers have been underpaid due to breaches of the Holidays Act. This morning Steven Joyce, who is the minister for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), and for...

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Substantial pay rises for chief executives and vice-chancellors at New Zealand’s polytechnics and universities reveal growing inequality. The State Services Commission released the pay bands of New Zealand’s tertiary education leaders yesterday. Seven of the 19 universities, polytechnics and wānanga where the chief executive and vice-chancellor did not change in the last two years received a pay rise of more than $10,000. Several of...

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