Toi Ohomai aims to create purposeful connections throughout our region, forming constellations of excellence, knowledge, people, partnerships and innovation united in the exchange of knowledge.

Embracing the value of whanaungatanga, connecting with others, we actively seek relationships with industry, other tertiary providers, community groups, iwi and hapu, and of course, with our students and staff.

About Toi Ohomai's Partnership programme

Tertiary Education Partnership

The Bay of Plenty Tertiary Education Partnership (the Partnership) is the integration of Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology and the University of Waikato. It is the only partnership of its kind in New Zealand and enables students and communities of the Bay of Plenty to benefit from the complementary expertise and strengths of the three institutions.

Working with regional groups such as Priority One and SmartGrowth, the Partnership was developed to enhance tertiary education offerings to the Bay of Plenty region. While the three institutions remain autonomous, they look for opportunities to work together to provide pathways to higher education, increase the range of programmes, certificates, diplomas and degrees offered in the area, and combine on research with particular relevance to the region.

Currently, the Partnership is working towards the development of a tertiary campus in the Tauranga CBD. Shared by all the partner institutions, it will provide a university campus experience for students and a nationally and internationally recognised Bay of Plenty hub for teaching, learning and research.

Other partnerships

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
AUT's Bachelor of Sport and Recreation is taught right here at Tauranga for the duration of the degree (3 years).

School for Young Parents, Te Whakatipuranga
Tauranga's School for Young Parents operates from Toi Ohomai's Windermere Campus. The school is for young people who have had their education interrupted due to becoming a parent. Students can study any subject and at their own level.

Vancouver Island University (Vancouver, Canada)
You can start your New Zealand Diploma in Business in Tauranga and complete one semester in Vancouver Island University, Vancouver Island, Canada.

VIA University College, (Horsens, Denmark)
Students in the second year of the New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology can participate in student exchange and academic pathways with VIA University College in Horsens, Denmark.