Welcome from the President

STANZ (Inc) is the national association which represents the professional interests of all science technicians in education. Our objectives are to endorse guidelines for science technician qualifications, role descriptions, professional development and support, resource requirements, deployment ratios, career structure and progression.

We welcome new members and seasoned professionals to take advantage of the information on this site. It has been put together by the many talented technicians in our organisation.


School Exempt Laboratory letter

As promised, there is now a link to an Exempt Laboratory letter template on our ‘Suppliers’ page. You can use this to satisfy Chemical Suppliers that your school does not require a Hazardous Substances Certified Handler.  … Read More

Important Code of Practice announcement

STANZ has been working with the Ministry of Education, WorkSafe, NZASE and a number of other interested parties on the issue of the new Hazardous Substances Regulations. At a meeting in Wellington during the October holidays we were able to secure a continuance for our Code of Practice for School… Read More