priority for new operating model
The goal headlines a proposed operating model the institute published today.
The model also highlighted partnerships with employers, barrier-free access to courses, and efficient, cost-effective operations.
The document said Te Pūkenga would "give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi in all that we do", provide exceptional learning experiences and equitable outcomes for Māori, and be learner-centred.
"We're going to become and are building the organisation to be authentically bicultural," the institute's chief executive, Stephen Town, told RNZ.
"Already we have significant presence of Māori leaders both on our council and in our senior leadership team and we have developed what is known as a Treaty excellence framework that is already being rolled out to the polytechnic sector and the industry training organisations," he said.
The document said Te Pūkenga's services, course design and teaching would be grounded in matauranga Māori.