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.

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. 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.

AAPNZ National President

AAPNZ National President

Ali McKessar is the current AAPNZ National President.

Ali's chosen theme for her term is Realise Your Potential.

Read about how this theme translates to the AAPNZ vision.


Be in to win!

Attend the AAPNZ Professional Development Forum and be in for a chance to win a 4-day holiday in Rarotonga, airfares are the responsibility of the winner.  Thanks to Pacific Resort Hotel Group  www.pacificresort.com

Executive Secretary LIVE 14 & 15 July 2017, Stamford Hotel Auckland NZ


Click on this weblink to get all the information on the Executive Secretary LIVE event including accommodation deals to suit different needs http://www.aapnz.org.nz/events-informaton.aspx

MASTERCLASS in TAURANGA - TUESDAY 11 JULY  Trinity Wharf, Tauranga

$450 Full price for one whole day of high energy training

Booking go to https://www.eventspronto.co.nz/event15

For enquiries please contact Wendy Rapana, AAPNZ Business Development Adviser marketing@aapnz.org.nz +64 27 275 8531  

2017 Administrative Professional Award Finalists

Andrea Taylor from the AAPNZ Waikato Group

Tracy Sherlock from the AAPNZ Tauranga Group

Valerie Lang from the AAPNZ Christchurch group

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CCH Learning & CCH Books are proud supporters of AAPNZ and the reason we have agreed to this partnership, is because they produce amazing webinars for business professionals which include administrators!  Wolters Klumer is a leading global information provider to lawyers, accountants and other business professionals.  AAPNZ members receive 20% discount on CCH Learning webinars and on-demand recordings.

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For more information contact marketing@aapnz.org.nz 



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2016 Administrative Professional Award Winner


                                   Dianne Parker

Congratulations Dianne and well done to Leigh Davidson and Debbie Warnock for making it a tough competition!  

You are all winners!