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. 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.

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2015 AGM

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

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Aapplications have now closed and the successful applicant will be announced on Administrative Professionals Day - Wednesday 20 April.  - click here for more information


2015 AAPNZ Administrative Professional Award

Rebeka Adamson, Manawatu Group

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

You are amazing Bex :)


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/

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