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 2018. Consultation closed on 7 April 2019 and a report is due to the Minister 28 June 2019. For any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NCEA Review
Last year over 16,000 people engaged with the NCEA Review, and over a quarter of these responses were from young people. With New Zealand’s help, we identified areas where NCEA could be strengthened.
NCEA Change Package 2019
The Minister of Education, Hon Chris Hipkins, has announced the seven changes to NCEA.
Read more about the changes
The Ministry is currently undertaking consultation on three proposals aimed at improving education legislation. The proposals are:
1. strengthening the right to education;
2. prohibiting the offshore awarding of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA); and
3. renaming special schools and streamlining the legislation.
We would like to hear your views on these proposals. Discussion documents and information on how to make a submission can be found on the consultation legislation page.
Consultation closes on Friday 14 June 2019 and will inform the advice to the Minister on final policy proposals that would be submitted to Cabinet and, if approved, would be reflected in the wording of proposed new education legislation.
The Education Work Programme
Find out more about the Education Work Programme, what it’s made up of and how you get involved.