Permanent, full-time / Greymouth

About the role

Tai Poutini Polytechnic Limited (TPPL) is looking for a full-time Digger School Tutor to pass on their expertise and knowledge in heavy plant operation and civil construction to students seeking to establish careers in civil construction, quarrying and/or infrastructure industries.


We would love to hear from you if you:

  • Have at least two years experience in the civil construction, quarrying and/or infrastructure industries.
  • Have strong connections with established industry networks that you can tap into.
  • Have a solid commitment to enabling lifelong learning.
  • Hold or are prepared to work towards a tertiary teaching qualification.

About us

TPPL provides access to a wide variety of innovative, quality, industry approved training programmes throughout New Zealand, with campuses in the West Coast of the South Island, Auckland, Christchurch and Wanaka.  Our vision is to provide employable graduates ready to work in a diverse and changing global environment.

We are committed to achieving equity and excellence.  From our talented employees to our supportive community partners, learners are at the heart of what we do.

We are committed to ensuring the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi are instilled into the values of our organisation and are fundamental to the way in which we operate.  As a member of the Te Pūkenga network we have a responsibility to work with iwi, hapu and Māori to give effect to and realise the principles of the Treaty. 


If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at

Applications close - 29 August 2022.


Application for employment

You will be required to provide evidence of your right to work in New Zealand if you are successfully appointed to a position with TPP. 

Are you a New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident? If no, please answer the visa questions below.
Do you hold a visa which entitles you to work in New Zealand?
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Do you live with the effects of injury, long term illness or disability?
If you have a disability, do you require any reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process, including if you are invited to interview for the position?
Have you been found guilty of any offence against the law or do you have any charges pending (apart from minor traffic offences such as parking infringements)?

If you are invited to an interview and intend on bringing Maori or Pacifica whanau support can you please notify us when arranging the interview. 

  • I understand that all information provided by me will be treated as confidential.
  • I give my permission for Tai Poutini Polytechnic to contact any person or organisation identified in my CV or application form regarding this application. I understand that all enquiries will be conducted confidentially and that Tai Poutini Polytechnic is required to maintain confidentiality of this information.

    N.B. If you are currently employed, we will not approach your employer without first discussing this with you. A request for us not to contact them will be respected.

  • I understand that I may access personal information about me held by Tai Poutini Polytechnic and request correction of that information. This access to information excludes reference checks undertaken by the Polytechnic and all material compiled by Tai Poutini Polytechnic for the purposes of assessing my suitability, eligibility and qualifications for employment.
  • I declare that I have truthfully disclosed to Tai Poutini Polytechnic all information reasonably having a bearing on whether or not Tai Poutini Polytechnic might employ me. I shall, when requested, provide verification of this information. I understand that if I am employed and have withheld any such information or provided false information, my employment may be terminated for that reason alone.