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Cabinet Papers and Cabinet Minutes

Date Title Description Link to paper
28 March 2018 Approach to reforms of institutes of technology and polytechnic subsector This paper outlines the approach to reforms of the ITP subsector Download paper
28 March 2018 Approach to reforms of institutes of technology and polytechnic subsector Minute of Decision: Approach to reforms of institutes of technology and polytechnic subsector Download paper
10 Dec 2018 Update on progress towards reform of vocational education This paper updates Cabinet on progress of the ITP and VET reviews Download paper
11 Dec 2018 Update on progress towards reforms of vocational education Minute of Decision: Update on progress towards reforms of vocational education Download paper
29 Jan 2019 Consulting on Proposals for Vocational Education System Reform  This paper seeks Cabinet’s agreement to consult on proposals for a reform of the VET system Download paper
30 Jan 2019 Consulting on Proposals for Vocational Education System Reform Minute of Decision: Consulting on Proposals for Vocational Education System Reform Download paper
22 Jul 2019 Cabinet Paper 1: Reform of Vocational Education – Key Decisions This Cabinet paper seeks to reform New Zealand’s Vocational Education system, following public consultation Download paper
22 Jul 2019 Reform of Vocational Education: Programme Business Case This document supports decisions to confirm the direction of travel for delivery of the RoVE programme, approve a delivery roadmap and key arrangements, and next steps Download paper
22 Jul 2019 Regulatory Impact Assessment: Reform of Vocational Education This paper provides analysis of the regulatory impacts of the change proposed Download paper
22 Jul 2019 Cabinet Paper 2: Reform of Vocational Education – Fiscal Implications This Cabinet paper addresses the financial implications of RoVE Download paper
29 Jul 2019 Cabinet Paper: Reform of Vocational Education - Centres of Vocational Excellence This paper sets out more information about the design of Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) and the intention to commence with two pilots. Download paper

 

Education Reports

Date Title Description Link to paper
24 Nov 2017 Tertiary Education Report: Background for a first discussion about ITP viability This briefing explains the financial viability issues faced by ITP Download paper
21 Dec 2017 Review of Vocational Education and Training (VET) This paper proposes an approach to the review of vocational education Download paper
16 Feb 2018 Tertiary Education Report: Proposed approach to stakeholder engagement for the ITP Roadmap Project This briefing outlines the TEC’s approach to working with the ITP sector and its stakeholders Download paper
10 April 2018 Scope and process for the VET system review This paper sets out the scope of the review of vocational education  Download paper
05 July 2018 Shifting to a high- quality, relevant VET
This paper provides an update on the VET review following sector engagement Download paper
05 July 2018 Shifting to a high- quality, relevant VET (Annex 1-4) These are annexes 1 – 4 of the above education report Download paper
05 July 2018 Shifting to a high- quality, relevant VET (Annex 5-6) These are annexes 5 – 6 of the above education report Download paper
15 Aug 2018 What do learners and employers need from the VET system
This paper proposes an approach to assess learner and employers’ needs from the VET system Download paper
06 Sep 2018 Next steps for the VET system review This paper seeks confirmation on the Minister’s proposed approach for the VET review Download paper
2 Oct 2018 Tertiary Education Report - ITP Roadmap 2020 advice - Tū Kahikatea, the Strength of a Network This document provides advice on the ITP Roadmap 2020. Download paper
2 Oct 2018 Attachment A - Tertiary Education Report - ITP Roadmap 2020 advice - Tū Kahikatea, the Strength of a Network (Full report) This attachment to the above briefing provides the full report on a proposed future state for ITPs Download paper
2 Oct 2018 Attachment B - ITP Roadmap 2020: What we heard during public engagement (FINAL) This attachment to the above briefing is the final summary of feedback received during public engagement. Download paper
2 Oct 2018 Attachment C - ITP Roadmap 2020: Mergers of tertiary education organisations - approaches and implications This attachment to the above briefing provides advice on potential merger of tertiary education organisations Download paper
2 Oct 2018 Attachment D - ITP Roadmap 2020: Effective utilisation of capital assets by ITPs- A Primer This attachment to the above briefing provides advice on effective utilisation of capital assets by ITPs Download paper
2 Oct 2018 Attachment E Letter from Board presenting advice to Minister sent to the Minister This attachment to the above briefing is a letter from the Board accompanies the advice provided Download paper
11 Oct 2018 How to pursue change in the VET System This paper seeks agreement on the proposed approach, timeframes and consultation process for the VET review Download paper
29 Oct 2018 Strategy session on VET  This paper provides supporting material for a strategy session on VET Download paper
09 Nov 2018 Materials for the meeting on VET reform on 12 November 2018  This paper provides supporting material for a strategy session on VET Download paper
09 Nov 2018 Materials for the meeting on VET reform on 12 November 2018 (Annexes) This paper provides supporting material for a strategy session on VET Download paper
23 Nov 2018 Annotated agenda for the next discussion of Reforms of Vocational Education (RoVE) This paper supports a discussion with officials about RoVE Download paper
27 Nov 2018 Materials to support a meeting with the Minister of Finance on 28 November about RoVE This paper provides supporting material for a discussion with the Minister of Finance about RoVE Download paper
03 Dec 2018 Draft Cabinet Paper: Update on progress towards reforms of vocational education This note seeks the Minister’s comment on a draft Cabinet Paper about the RoVE work programme Download paper
10 Dec 2018 Tertiary Education Report - Annotated agenda to support discussion of the reform of Vocational Education on 13 December 2018 This agenda supported a discussion between officials on 13 December about the RoVE programme Download paper
14 Dec 2018 Draft Cabinet paper for the Reform of Vocational Education This note seeks feedback on a draft Cabinet Paper about the proposed consultation approach for RoVE Download paper
11 Jan 2019 Revised draft Cabinet paper for the Reform of Vocational Education This note seeks feedback on a revised Cabinet Paper about the proposed consultation approach for RoVE Download paper
17 Jan 2019 Tertiary Education Report: Annotated agenda to support discussion of RoVE on 23 January 2019 This agenda supported a discussion between officials on 23 January about the RoVE programme Download paper
18 Jan 2019 Draft Regulatory Impact Statement for the Reform of Vocational Education briefing note This note provides a draft Regulatory Impact Statement for RoVE for information Download paper
4 Feb 2019 Draft technical consultation discussion document briefing note This note provides three draft technical disucssion documents for comment to accompany the consultation document Download paper
5 Feb 2019  Draft stakeholder factsheets briefing note This note provides draft stakeholder factsheets for comment to accompany the consultation discussion document Download paper
28 Feb 2019 Tertiary Education Report: Annotated Agenda to support discussion on RoVE on Monday 4 March 2019 This paper provides an annotated agenda to support early discussion on the role of industry and providers, and creating the New Zealand Institute of Skills & Technology Download paper
28 Mar 2019 Agenda: Reform of Vocational Education 4 March, 10am This is the attachment of the above paper Download paper
7 Mar 2019 Tertiary Education Report: Annotated Agenda to support discussion on RoVE on Monday 11 March 2019 This paper provides an annotated agenda to support early discussion on the role of industry and providers, and creating the New Zealand Institute of Skills & Technology Download paper
8 Mar 2019 Tertiary Education Report: Options to allow a longer timeframe for wānanga to consider involvement in RoVE This paper provides advice on wānanga involvement in RoVE Download paper
8 Apr 2019 Tertiary Education Report: Annotated Agenda to support RoVE Strategy Session on 10 April 2019 This paper provides an annotated agenda to support a RoVE strategy session on arranging training and the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology business model Download paper
26 Apr 2019 Tertiary Education Report: Annotated Agenda to support discussion on RoVE Proposal one This paper provides an annotated agenda on the role of industry and providers Download paper
1 May 2019 Tertiary Education Report: Annotated Agenda to support discussion on RoVE Proposal two This paper provides an annotated agenda on creating the New Zealand Institute of Skills & Technology Download paper
9 May 2019 Tertiary Education Report: Annotated Agenda to support discussion on RoVE Proposal three, and the fiscal and systems implications of RoVE This paper contains an annotated agenda on the unified funding system Download paper
10 May 2019 Education Report: RoVE and Māori – proposal two – creating a NZIST This paper advises how the NZIST can support outcomes for Māori learners and reflect the Government’s commitment to Māori/Crown partnerships Download paper
17 May 2019 Tertiary Education Report: Annotated Agenda to support discussion on RoVE transition arrangements, the formation of Industry Skills Bodies and Centres of Vocational Excellence, and fiscal implications This paper contains an annotated agenda on RoVE transitions, initial decisions on the organisational form and interventions framework for Industry Skills Bodies (now Workforce Development Councils), and the establishment of Centres of Vocational Excellence Download paper
23 May 2019 Education Report: Draft Cabinet papers for Reform of Vocational Education This paper is the cover report for a series of early draft Cabinet papers for RoVE Download paper
24 May 2019 Education Report: RoVE ITO workshop and advice on ISB Purchase This paper summarises the outcomes of a workshop session with industry training organisations Download paper
31 May 2019 Education Report: Further decisions on transition arrangements for the Reform of Vocational Education This paper contains the annotated agenda on transition arrangements for RoVE Download paper
31 May 2019 Education Report: Summary of public consultation, Regulatory Impact Assessment and Programme Business Case for Reform of Vocational Education This paper provides the Minister early drafts of the Summary of Submissions, Regulatory Impact Assessment, and Programme Business Case Download paper
5 Jun 2019 Tertiary Education Report: design of Centres of Vocational Excellence This paper sets out a range of detailed decisions on the design of Centres of Vocational Excellence (CovEs). Download paper
6 Jun 2019 Education Report: Reflecting Māori Crown relationships in tertiary education, including RoVE This paper reports back on the engagement with Māori following consultation on RoVE Download paper
7 Jun 2019 Education Report: Revised Cabinet papers for Reform of Vocational Education This paper is the cover report for further iterations of draft Cabinet papers for RoVE Download paper
10 Jun 2019 Education Report: Revised Cabinet papers for Reform of Vocational Education This paper is the cover report for further iterations of draft Cabinet papers for RoVE Download paper
21 Jun 2019 Education Report: Revised Cabinet papers for Reform of Vocational Education This paper is the cover report for further iterations of draft Cabinet papers for RoVE, a draft Regulatory Impact Assessment, Summary of Submissions, Ako Mahi, and the final Programme Business Case Download paper
27 Jun 2019 Tertiary Education Report: Annotated Agendas to support the drafting of legislation to implement the RoVE and supplementary work This paper contains two annotated agendas to support drafting legislation to implement RoVE and supplementary matters following Cabinet decisions on RoVE Download paper
12 Jul 2019 Tertiary Education Report: Workforce Development Councils and Centres of Vocational Excellence This paper contains an annotated agenda on Workforce Development Councils and Centres of Vocational Excellence, and a draft Cabinet paper on Centres of Vocational Excellence Download paper

 

Aide Memoire, Briefings, Agendas

Date Title Description Link to paper
26 April 2018 Aide Memoire: Future of Work Ministerial Oversight Group VET system Review This paper provides talking points for the Future of Work Ministerial Oversight Group meeting on 30 April Download paper
24 Aug 2018 Aide-Memoire: ITP Roadmap Strategy Session This paper provides information to support a strategy session. Download paper
31 July 2018 Agenda for a strategy session on VET on 1 August This agenda is for a strategy session on VET on 1 August Download paper
17 Oct 2018 Aide-Memoire: How ITP Roadmap 2020 maps to options for change to the VET system This Aide Memoire supported a conversation on ITP roadmap 2020 Download paper
17 Oct 2018 Aide-Memoire: How ITP Roadmap 2020 maps to options for change to the VET system (Annex) This Aide Memoire supported a conversation on ITP roadmap 2020 - Annex Download paper
2 Nov 2018 Aide Memoire: ITP Roadmap - Financial decision rights options This Aide Memoire provided support for a conversation about the ITP roadmap and VET system review Download paper
07 Dec 2018 Aide Memoire: Update on progress toward reform of vocational education This paper provides talking points to support discussion at Cabinet on progress toward RoVE  Download paper
22 Jan 2019 Briefing Note: Impact of Proposed RoVE Changes on Wānanga and Māori Learners This paper provides Minister Davis advice and talking points on what RoVE would mean for Wānanga and Māori Learners Download paper
8 Feb 2019 Briefing Note: Meeting with Wānanga Leadership on the Impact of Proposed RoVE Changes on Wānanga and Māori Learners This paper provides information on the impact of RoVE on Wānanga and Māori learners to support a meeting with Wānanga Leadership Download paper
23 Apr 2019 ISB A3 for 24 April strategy session This is the first A3 to support a strategy session on 24 April 2019 Download paper
23 Apr 2019 Transitioning Arranging Training A3 for strategy session 24 April 2019 This is the second A3 to support a strategy session on 24 April 2019 Download paper
23 Apr 2019 RoVE models This is the third A3 to support a strategy session on 24 April 2019 Download paper
26 Apr 2019 Briefing Note: RoVE – ensuring a new vocational education system supports Māori learner success This paper provides information on how RoVE could support Māori learners’ success Download paper
7 May 2019 Briefing Note: RoVE: Ensuring a new vocational education system supports disabled learners’ success This paper provides information on how RoVE could support disabled learners’ success Download paper
25 Jun 2019 Aide Memoire: Reform of Vocational Education – suite of Cabinet Papers This aide memoire provides the Minister of Education with talking points on RoVE for a Cabinet meeting on 1 July 2019 Download paper
19 Jul 2019 Aide Memoire: Reform of Vocational Education – Cabinet Papers This aide memoire provides the Minister of Education with talking points on RoVE for a Cabinet meeting on 22 July 2019 Download paper
19 Jul 2019 Briefing Note: Reform of Vocation Education Suite of Cabinet Papers This paper provides support for the Minister to discuss the suite of RoVE Cabinet papers at Cabinet on 22 July 2019 Download paper
22 Jul 2019 Aide Memoire: Centres of Vocational Excellence - Cabinet paper This aide memoire provides the Minister with support for the discussion with the Cabinet Social Wellbeing Committee on the proposal to establish Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs). Download paper

 

Ministerial briefings and media releases

Date Title Description Link to media release
21 Feb 2018 TEC Media Release: A Sustainable Future for ITPs – mapping the path A media release announcing the beginning of the ITP 2020 project  Link
21 Feb 2018 Beehive Media Release: Ambitious three-year work programme for education  A media release outlining the education portfolio work programme over the next three years  Link
12 April 2018 Beehive Media Release: Ensuring a strong polytechnic sector for New Zealand’s regions  A media release outlining the Ministers commitment to a strong polytechnic sector   Link
27 Sep 2018 Vocational Education and Training System review update  This letter provided an update on the VET system review Link
11 Dec 2018 Update on the reforms of vocational education This letter to the sector provided an update on the Reforms of Vocational Education Link
11 Dec 2018 Stakeholder Views – a strong network of provision for all regions This attachment to the above letter to the sector summarised stakeholder views  Link

 

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