Our Partnerships

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.

These partnerships take many forms, from partnering with local iwi to provide targeted education opportunities in remote parts of our region, to other institutions to delivery education pathways for higher learning, and in many parts of the world to bring international students to New Zealand.

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.

BOP Futures Academy

Bay of Plenty Futures Academy

The Bay of Plenty Futures Academy, is a trades academy that provides students with hands-on, trades training options linked to our region’s, 21st century, workforce needs. 

Trades Academies is a Secondary-Tertiary partnership aligned with the Vocational Pathways and deliver trades, technology and industry-aligned programmes to secondary students. They are based on partnerships between schools, tertiary institutions, industry training organisations, and employers.

Students in years 11–13 who are interested in a career in the trades, technology or industry can use the Vocational Pathways to identify and plan their study options and develop clear pathways to vocational qualifications that are relevant in the workplace.

Toi Ohomai delivers vocational courses to over 700 secondary school/kura kaupapa students across the wider Bay of Plenty region and partners with BOPTA and schools to provide an integrated learning programme that leads to students achieving NCEA Level 1, 2 and 3.

    eCampus NZ

    eCampus NZ

    eCampus NZ is an alternative tertiary education service providing a flexible online learning service that works with your lifestyle to help you achieve your study goals.

    Courses are industry recognised, NZQA accredited and internationally accepted.

    Charity House Project

    The Charity House project began in 2013 and is a ten year training and partnership programme.

    The project provides students with hands-on learning opportunities while benefiting the wider community and is something we're very proud of.

    Read about the Charity House project



    Crankworx is the ultimate experience in mountain biking. Born in Whistler, B.C. in 2004, Crankworx has evolved into a multi-stop international festival series.

    The Crankworx World Tour brings together the best mountain bike athletes to compete in elite-level competitions in a variety of disciplines. Crankworx World Tour festivals also host races for amateurs, Kidsworx contests for young riders, participatory events, and celebrations of mountain bike culture, all while showcasing amazing destinations.

    In 2019, Toi Ohomai sponsored the first of the 2019 Crankworx Tour series held in Rotorua.