In February 2019, the Government announced the proposed Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) which was confirmed in August 2019 after consultation. The objective of RoVE is to form a strong, unified and sustainable vocational education system that delivers the skills that learners, employers and communities need to thrive.

In summary:

  • Te Pūkenga was formed on 1 April 2020, with each of the 16 polytechnics becoming a subsidiary until full integration from 1 January 2023.
  • MITO’s arranging training functions are expected to transition to a new subsidiary of Te Pūkenga, called Work Based Learning Limited on 31 December 2021; for some or all of the industries in MITO’s coverage (Tertiary Education Commission approval pending). Some other TITO’s are also transitioning their arranging training to Work Based Learning Limited.
  • MITO’s standard-setting and qualification development functions transferred to Hanga-Aro-Rau Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics Workforce Development Council on 4 October 2021, with the exception of the gas industry which transferred to Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council.
  • On 1 January 2022, MITO’s arranging training functions will transfer to Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Limited (WBL), a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga. All industries within its coverage will transfer, with the exception of the industrial textile fabrication industry which will transfer to MAST Academy.

For more information about RoVE, please view the videos on the Tertiary Education Commission website.

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