The Association was formed in 1959 and became an incorporated association under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908, in 1978 (Registered Charities Commission Number: CC44286).
NZCETA is a national organisation which is administered through the CETA Education Services office situated in Oamaru. It does, however, have a regional presence.
The country is divided into 15 regional branches which support members at local level by way of events, such as meetings. Refer to the map under CETA REGIONS.
The curriculum areas which CETA focuses on are Accounting, Business Studies,
Economics, Financial Literacy and Digital Technology (Information Management/ Computing/ Technology ICT) as well as areas of a Cross Curricular nature.