New Zealand Association of Science Educators


The Science Technicians' Association of New Zealand (Inc)   (STANZ) is a branch of the New Zealand Association of Science Educators (NZASE). STANZ is a national organisation which represents the professional interests of all science technicians in education.

Vision Statement

The aim of STANZ is to promote and strengthen the role and status of science technicians.

Purposes of the Organisation


  • To identify and promote the on-going professional development needs of science technicians.
  • To encourage and promote links with the wider science and technology community.
  • To provide information and advice to science technicians on resources, methods and systems.
  • To provide professional stimulation of science technicians through opportunities for sharing professional ideas and opinions.
  • To collect, analyse and disseminate information about science technicians in New Zealand and overseas schools.
  • To endorse guidelines for science technician qualifications, role descriptions, professional development and support, resource requirements, deployment ratios, career structure and progression.
  • To be available to consult with the Ministry of Education, Government agencies and other organisations on matters concerning science technicians.
  • To promote safe work practices and environments as required by the HSNO Hazardous Substance and New Organism regulations (HSNO) and the Code of Practise for School Exempt laboratories (CoP).
  • To run the biennial conference of STANZ. This shall be hosted by regional groups.


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