Reform of Vocational Education

The Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) is creating a strong, unified, sustainable vocational education system that is fit for the future of work and delivers the skills that learners, employers and communities need to thrive.

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Yes, you can connect with Competenz in the same way, your training advisors will not change, and we will continue to support our learners and employers to the same high standard we always have.

This change means industry will have greater influence on what and how training is delivered to their future workforce.

This will be achieved by giving industry, through WDCs, greater ability to:

  • influence government investment via TEC
  • set standards across providers delivering training
  • play a skills leadership role in their relevant industries.

A key priority of vocational reform is to better recognise the needs of Māori communities and acknowledge that Māori are significant employers with their own social and economic goals. 

The changes prioritise learners who weren’t well served by the previous system, including Māori. 

A group has been set up to make sure the changes reflect the Government’s commitment to the partnership between Māori and the Crown – Te Taumata Aronui. This will give Māori community and employer views on tertiary education, including vocational education and training.

Please email with any RoVE-related questions.

You will find more detailed information about RoVE and WDCs on the Tertiary Education Commission’s (TEC’s) website.

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