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As part of the wider national Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga, the Government is reforming the vocational education and training system. This is one of the four “big reviews” that form part of the Education Work Programme.

The Reform of Vocational Education brings together the original Review of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system, led by the Ministry of Education, and the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITP) Roadmap 2020, led by the Tertiary Education Commission, which looked at ways to secure a sustainable future for New Zealand’s institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs).

The current consultation will inform the next stages of work.  We are seeking feedback from stakeholders and the public by 5 April 2019. Find out how you can have your say.

A Cabinet decision on the proposed changes will likely be made in mid-2019, with a view to legislation being introduced in 2019. We will continue to keep the sector updated with information over this period.