International Associaton Links

Australian Institute of Office Professionals (AIOP)

International Association of Administratve Professionals (IAAP)

Indian Association of Secretaries and Administrative Professionals (IASAP)

Association of Secretaries (AOS)

Malaysian Associatio of Professional Secretaries and professonals (MAPSA)

European Management Assistnats (EUMA)

Association of Administrstive Assistants Canada (AAA)

The Office Professional (OP)

South African Secretaries and PA's Association (SASPA)


AAPNZ & 60ZONE - an exciting new collaboration - The Power EA - Auckland 29 October - click here to see what its about!

Go into the Training tab on this website to get more details.

Documentation entitled What Hapened At the Summit is now available for download, click here.

Lucy Brazier and one of the elders at the village we visited just out of Port Moresby.



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.  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 special offers for AAPNZ members

Exclusive holiday packages for AAPNZ members, click here

2015 Winner of the trip for two to the Pacific Resort Aitutaki is Michelle Dobson from Taranaki, congratulations!

2015 AAPNZ National Presidents Award

Janine Hawthorn

2015 Administrative Professional Award Finalists

Michelle Simpson, Rebeka & Tracey Shepherd

2015 AAPNZ Administrative Professional Award

Rebeka Adamson, Manawatu Group


2014 APA Winner

Bronwyn Marshall

Group with the most accolades

Manawatu Group - congratulations!


Upcoming events


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AAPNZ Photo Gallery

See lots of photos from the 2015 Conference in Christchurch 31 July to 1 August.

See Resources, then Photo Gallery click here


2015 AAPNZ Growth Award Winner

Christchurch Group

2015 AAPNZ Competency Certificates Winners

Nelson & Manawatu Groups

2015 AAPNZ Retention Award Winner

Marlborough Group