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Outcome | Putanga

The VET review is wide-ranging with a long-term focus.

The desired outcome will be a Vocational Education and Training system that:

  • delivers the education and training required in the 21st Century
  • meets the needs of employers and industry at the same time as meeting the needs of students and learners, and
  • provides satisfying employment to New Zealanders over the long term.

The review will examine whether the system is meeting expectations and could be improved further. 

Scope | Awhe

The VET system is a critical part of New Zealand’s economic infrastructure. It provides people with the skills they need for their working lives, provides industry with the skilled workers needed to succeed, and communities with infrastructure for their economic development.

The purpose of the VET system review is to examine how the VET system meets the needs of learners, employers and communities, and the appropriate role of government in that system. 

The review is organised around four key themes:

  • A strong network of provision for all regions. 
  • Work-based learning that adapts to a variety of needs.  
  • A system that is effective for a diverse range of learners.  
  • A system that supports, and is supported by, industry. 

Operation | Whakahaere

The review is being led by the Ministry of Education, working in close cooperation with the Tertiary Education Commission.

Download the associated Cabinet paper and Scope and Principles Paper

Download the March 2018 Cabinet Paper outlining both the VET Review and the ITP Roadmap 2020 programme of work

Download the April 2018 Scope and Principles paper for the VET system review