What’s happening now?
Reform of Vocational Education
The consultation for the Reform of Vocational Education has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to attend an event or meeting, complete the online survey or send in a submission. In total we received over 1,500 submissions. We attended almost 200 events and meetings all across New Zealand, listening to your feedback and thoughts on the proposals and getting a clearer picture of what you hold dear in relation to the vocational education system.
All submissions are being carefully considered and final recommendations are being developed. These will be presented to Cabinet for decision by mid – 2019, after which an announcement is likely to be made. Exact dates are still to be confirmed. Once all feedback has been considered by Government, a summary document will be made available to the general public.
Our Schooling Futures, Stronger Together l Whiria Ngā Kura Tūātinitini, the report of the Independent Taskforce on Tomorrow’s Schools, was released on 7 December. Submissions, open till 7 April, or any queries, can be emailed to email@example.com.
Taskforce-led regional hui on the report will take place in February/March 2019. More information will be available in early 2019.
The NCEA Review
Over 16,000 people engaged directly in the NCEA Review, and over a quarter of these responses were from young people. We are really pleased with this level of participation.
At NCEA Review: Findings from the public engagement on the future of NCEA you can read what they told us.
Now, the Ministry is working with our Ministerial and Professional Advisory Groups to bring together what we’ve heard, to further test ideas for change, and to look at what a high-performing assessment system should look like in a New Zealand context
The Education Work Programme
Find out more about the Education Work Programme, what it’s made up of and how you get involved.