Our goal is to support businesses to develop a highly-skilled workforce. We do that by supporting successful apprenticeships and working with businesses, employees and schools on programmes that give everyone the best chance of success. We consult with our industries through our members, keeping them up-to-date and inviting them to take part in our meetings.

Member Benefits

  • Attend the AGM: The AGM gives members a chance to review HITO’s progress and discuss HITO’s next steps.
  • Vote at the AGM: HITO Employer Members can vote on changes to rules, new Board members and recommend changes.

Membership Types

Membership Who Cost per year
Employer A company that employs people in our industries. Includes sole business operators. Free for employers who have a HITO training agreement.


Trainee A learner signed into a HITO training agreement. Free
Student A student enrolled in an industry course at a training provider or a Gateway student. $10
Employee An employee or contractor that provides industry services. $30
Association An incorporated, not-for-profit organisation in our industries. $100
Education An educator or training provider organisation. $100
Corporate An organisation that supplies products and services to the industries e.g. a product company. $100
Individual A person interested in our industries or in HITO. $100

Become a member

Joining is simple.

Trainees in a HITO training agreement can be a member for free for the duration of their training. Also, employers of trainees and apprentices can have free membership. Just download the OPT-IN form below and return it to us.

Those not eligible for free membership:

  • Email members@hito.org.nz for a paid membership application form or download one below.
  • Fill out the form and return it to HITO.
  • Pay your membership fee – if there is one.

We’ll then process your membership and send you a welcome pack.