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.

Our Patron is Lt Gen, Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General of New Zealand. IMNZ organisation is the Vice Patron role.

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.

2016 Professional Development Forum

AAPNZ PD Forum Programme          PD Forum Registration Form

2016 ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL AWARD applications have now closed

Good luck to the applicants as the Judges now need to chose three finalists, we will announce them in mid July.

2016 AGM

For the 2015 Annual Report                 2016 Proxy Form              2016 Remits

2016 Certification and Professional Designations

For more information you can contact any NET member or president@aapnz.org.nz or +64 27 275 8531

2015 AAPNZ Administrative Professional Award

Rebeka Adamson, Manawatu Group

Check out Rebeka in the Executive Secretary Magazine http://executivesecretary.com/profile-rebeka-adamson/  


Lone Tapp, General Manager Training Conferenz & Bright*Star Training, is a judge for the AAPNZ Administrative Professional Award and has written a blog encouraging aspiring admiistrative professionals to consider entering for the 2016 event.  If you believe you have the expertise and work ethic to win our most prestigious award, then click on the link below to read her motivational works of wisdom.  http://blog.brightstar.co.nz/2015/10/what-i-look-for-in-aapnz-award-applications/


Doreen Smart Scholarship

It is our pleausre to announce that the winner of the 2016 Doreen Smart Scholarship of $1000 goes to Mary Huffadine from Wellington Group, congratulations!  Mary is an Executuve Assistant from the Civil Aviation Authority and working towards completing  her National Diploma in Buisness Administration L5 through workplace assessment and we wish her all the best for the year ahead  - click here for more information

  Mary Huffadine receiving her acknowledgement from National President Wendy Rapana at the Wellington Group APD at the Breakfast event at the Cliftons venue, L28 The Majestic Centre - amazing views of the harbour!



Upcoming events



Official Time Management Provider for AAPNZ

Turn your phone or iPod into your University on wheels as you listen to Robyn Pearce interviewing thought leaders from around the world on a huge range of productivity issues. This podcast beams from Chicago and is downloaded by thousands of listeners worldwide every week - http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/getting-a-grip-on-time-do-more-with-less/


New Zealand Office Supplies


To view the Members Special Prices Catalogue, click on the picture.