- Mokoia Campus O Block - Faculty of Applied Technology and Primary Industries Reception and Teaching Block Commonly referred to as 'The Tree House', this is also the National Centre of Excellence for the Forest and Wood Industry.
- Department of Engineering Technologies and Construction
- Department of Forestry and Resource Management
- Department of Manufacturing and Primary Industries
Faculty career guides
The Faculty of Applied Technology and Primary Industries offers an array of certificates, diplomas and skill-based programmes in the areas of forestry, primary industries and trades training, delivered from its campuses in Rotorua, Whakatane, Tokoroa, and Taupo. We also provide training in regional satellite locations from Silverdale to Napier.
We deliver quality hands-on training in well-equipped facilities that replicate realistic work environments. There are opportunities for students to be involved in educational projects, apprenticeships as well as industry experience. They can also gain valuable on-site work experience, such as in Waiariki’s sawmill at the Waipa campus.
All of our tutors are qualified and experienced industry professionals who provide not only educational training and practical skills, but also a high level of pastoral care which addresses the needs of each student, enabling him or her to succeed.
Committed to local iwi
As a faculty we are committed to developing closer working relationships with local iwi. We have fostered strong partnerships with community groups and Māori trusts, as well as local iwi and hapu. Māori involvement in Forestry and the primary industries is a major focus.
Our goal is to produce graduates that have the skills and knowledge to be productive from their first day of employment. Employers will gain a fully-trained and confident employee who will already be familiar with the industry and its regulations.
We look forward to hearing from you and discussing your future.
Faculty News and Profiles
24 Jun 2016: “I’m just the logger from Eketahuna aye, but sometimes you just have to think big,” says Waiariki Bay...
01 Jun 2016: Positivity and community spirit filled the air at Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic’s Mokoia Campus this morning as...
11 May 2016: A new initiative was trialled last year where staff and students of Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic’s trades...
28 Apr 2016: Waiariki is excited to announce the launch of LandEd, a new brand that will lead the delivery of...
The Department of Engineering Technologies and Construction offer programmes such as Automotive and Engineering, Collision Repair, and Welding and Fabrication.
The Department of Forestry and Resource Management is the largest vocational forestry training institute in New Zealand.
Courses within the the Department of Primary Industries range from agriculture to plant biotechnology.
Hands on training in well-equipped facilities that replicate realistic work environments in the areas of forestry, primary industries and trades training.
Page last updated: 02 May 2017