Tips and Tricks for Administrative Professionals

Reward and Recognition within the Assistant industry


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For a copy of the World Administrators' Summit Programme

click here  Delegates Agenda for discussion, click here

International Links

Australian Institute of Administrative Professionals (AIOP)



Administrators from all types of businesses in New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and even other parts of the world, join the Association of Administrative Professionals New Zealand Incorporated (AAPNZ Inc) for opportunities to learn and grow in their role, develop contacts and get a better understanding of how important their role is to any business.

Our membership includes executive assistants, personal assistants, administration managers, receptionists, call centre operators, accounts staff, school administrators, industry trainers, etc. – anyone involved either in full or part-time administrative professional roles, in any industry.

The Association of Administrative Professionals New Zealand Incorporated (AAPNZ Inc) is a not-for-profit, voluntary national association governed by a National Executive Team (NET) made up of the National President, two Vice-Presidents and the Regional Leaders for Northern, Central and Southern regions. AAPNZ Inc is also the sole shareholder of AAPNZ Professional Development Limited (PDL), a separate company set up to undertake the role of professional development for members of AAPNZ Inc. The financial year runs from 1 April to 31 March.

Many people are making a career in administrative roles and the breadth of demands and skills required of these people is increasingly acknowledged by the public and employers.

With our rapidly changing office environment it is even more important these days to undertake professional development and stay in touch with your profession through its professional organisation. Whether it is a corporate entity, small or medium sized businesses or in the home-based office, many office professionals feel more isolated from others in similar roles. Members include recent newcomers to the profession through to experienced administrative professionals, male and female.

AAPNZ has a supportive local and national network who gives Administrative Professionals opportunities for personal and professional growth, career upskilling and development.

Our Patron is Lt Gen, Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General of New Zealand. Tait Grindley from NZIM is our Vice Patron.

AAPNZ Inc and Certification 

AAPNZ Inc is the only administrative organisation in New Zealand offering an accreditation or registration pathway through its Certification process.  Certification provides an umbrella over four areas that need to be achieved to show the skills required by the administrative professional.  This makes it an invaluable benchmark for those in the role, and for employers.

2015 AAPNZ AGM & Conference Programme 

2015 AAPNZ Conference Programme, go to Events to download the full programme with details of negotiated accomodation prices, places in Christchurch to visit while you are there, and registration fees.

For details on the 2015 AAPNZ Annual General Meeting (AGM), go to Events 

For the 2015 Annual Report, click here

for the Proxy Form, click here

For more information you can contact any NET member or or +64 27 275 8531

See you there!

Exclusive holiday packages for AAPNZ members, click here

Upcoming events



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Post Haste supporing the 2015 Conference in Christchurch 30 July

to 1 August at the Chateau on the Park venue.