We have a comprehensive understanding of New Zealand's education sector, from both policy and operational perspectives.
We have assisted tertiary education providers implement, influence and comply with changes in legislation and policy. We regularly advise organisations across the sector, from providers to regulators. We assisted the Ministry of Education in the formulation of policy proposals and preparation of draft legislation for the reform of the tertiary education sector that resulted ultimately in the changes in 2002. We are uniquely placed to assist the sector rise to the challenges ahead, as the National-led government targets further reform.
Buddle Findlay's education team provides constitutional, operational and strategic advice to a range of education providers (particularly tertiary education organisations) and suppliers including:
Universities, including Massey University and The University of Auckland
Polytechnics, such as Unitec Institute of Technology, Manukau Institute of Technology, Universal College of Learning, Waiaraki Institute of Technology, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Eastern Institute of Technology, Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki, Aoraki Polytechnic and Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi
New Zealand Childcare Association
Education Council New Zealand
Private tertiary education providers and education providers for overseas students
Schools and pre-schools.
Advising institutionson significant land based acquisitions, and on procurement processes and material contracts
Advising Waiaraki Institute of Technology and Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Eastern Institute of Technology and Tairawhiti Polytechnic, and Aoraki Polytechnic and Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
on their respective merger processes