The Summit is now finished and it was incredible.  Please look out for an overview in the weeks to come.


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 AGM & Conference 

2015 AAPNZ Conference Programme, go to Events to download the full programme.  What an excellent weekend it was.

For the 2015 Annual Report, click here

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

Exclusive holiday packages for AAPNZ members, click here

Winner of the trip for two to the Pacific Resort Aitutaki is Michelle Dobson from Taranaki, congratulations!

2015 National Presidents Award

Janine Hawthorn from Manawatu, congratulations!


2015 Administrative Professonal Award Winner

Rebeka Adamson from Manawatu, congratulations!

Winner of the 2015 - Growth Award - Christchurch Group

Winner of the 2015 Retention Award - Marlborough Group 

Winner of the 2015 Competency Certificates - Manwatu & Nelson first equal


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