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What are the proposed changes?

The Government has proposed wide-ranging changes to vocational education in New Zealand. There are three proposals open for public consultation. The proposed reforms will:

  • Create a national institution, replacing the 16 existing polytechnics and institutes of technology
  • Disband Industry Training Organisations (ITOs)
  • Centralise the funding system. 

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How will MITO be affected?

If the proposed reforms proceed in their current form, the responsibility for managing apprenticeships and facilitating training would be transferred from ITOs to a national institution. The purchasing of off-job training would be devolved from ITOs to a crown agency, the Tertiary Education Commission. The Industry Skills Bodies’ functions would essentially be limited to a standard setting role. 

Will my training be affected?

It’s business as usual currently, there are no changes to your training programme or the way we support our apprentices, learners and employers. If the proposals proceed, all services provided to you and your employer by MITO will be transferred to the national institution. 

What is the timing of the proposed changes?

Government is seeking feedback on the proposals by Friday 5 April. They expect to be in a position to respond to the proposals by the end of June.  

How can I find out more?

Details about the proposed reforms and how our key partners and valued stakeholders can provide feedback can be found at the Government’s Have your Say website

We are committed to ensuring that our employees, stakeholders, employers, apprentices, learners and industry representatives are kept up to date as further information is released from Government.

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