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Employee benefits

Find out about the many advantages to becoming part of the Massey team.


Massey employees can enrol in courses and programmes for approved Massey study. Tuition fees may be paid for by Massey provided you:

  • Meet the NZ Government criteria for domestic fees rates
  • Have a term of employment of at least three years duration or are employed as a Graduate Assistant or Assistant Lecturer
  • Have made satisfactory progress in previous study when Massey has met tuition fees


In addition to minimum legal leave entitlements, in many cases (depending on your employment agreement) Massey offers a number of additional entitlements.

Superannuation and KiwiSaver

Massey offers the UniSaver superannuation, comprising of two schemes. Massey also offers the KiwiSaver savings scheme. Depending upon your eligibility, Massey will make contributions of up to 6.75% to the UniSaver scheme or up to 3% to the KiwiSaver scheme.

Workplace insurance

Workplace insurance provides financial security for you and your family if you are unable to earn an income through illness, accident or premature death. This special plan has been established in conjunction with the Universities of New Zealand to offer Massey employees reduced premiums. New staff members who enrol with the scheme within 75 days of commencing employment will be automatically accepted (some conditions apply). For more information please visit or use these contacts:

Phone: 0800 467 637 or Email:

Health insurance

Southern Cross health insurance is available for you and your immediate family at significantly reduced rates through the Massey University group scheme.

For more information about Southern Cross health insurance call 0800 GET COVER (0800 438 268) or visit

Eye tests

After one year of employment, if you are engaged in computer-related work for at least half of a full-time position, you shall be entitled to a free eye test. Further tests shall be provided at no less than two yearly intervals upon application through your manager. Depending on your circumstances you may also qualify for the cost of standard lenses/contact lenses and/or glasses frames.

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme Services (EAP) provide professional/specialist assistance to Massey employees for a wide range of issues that can affect work performance. This confidential service is available to all employeesof 0.5 FTE or greater who have an employment agreement of 12 months or more.

Professional development and training

Massey University is committed to continuous employee training and development. Employees, with their manager's support, are able to access a wide variety of opportunities. Professional development is available to support on-going teaching, research, leadership development and technology.


Massey has excellent recreation centres on all three campuses and offers competitive discount membership rates to all employees.

Transport and parking

Massey University provides a free bus service to students and staff travelling to the Palmerston North campuses from within Palmerston North. All permanent and fixed-term Massey staff are able to use this service by presenting their staff ID card to the bus driver when they get on the bus heading to or from the campus. 

Please note: From 18 April 2021 you will need a Massey confirmed Bee Card to receive free bus travel around Palmerston North City.

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