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TITO transitions nearing completion

TITO transitions nearing completion

Last updated 13 September 2022
Last updated 13 September 2022

The four-year structural changes underpinning the RoVE reforms are nearing completion.

As at 1 October 2022, all Transitional Industry Training Organisations (TITOs) are expected to have transferred their arranging training functions to other providers.

In early September, Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning (WBL) formally welcomed Careerforce, supporting thousands of learners across the health and wellbeing sectors, into the fold with a powhiri in Wellington. 

Further transitions took place on 1 September, when Skills Organisation (Skills Org) transferred a number of arranging training activities to private training establishments Vertical Horizonz, Ignite Colleges and Industry Connection for Excellence (ICE), for the following: appliance servicing, case management, contact centre, credit management, customer premise systems, electrical equipment in explosive atmospheres, electronic engineering, electronic security, emergency communications, motor rewinding, public sector, real estate, more roofing and switchgear fitting.

Over the next three weeks, the final four TITOs will transfer to their new providers – and this phase of the reforms will conclude.

On 1 October, the remainder of the Skills Org arranging training activities are expected to transfer to the above mentioned PTEs as well as others, and to Te Pūkenga. Also transitioning to Te Pūkenga are HITO (19 September) which supports the hairdressing, barbering and beauty therapy industries, and Primary ITO (1 October) which supports the primary sector across agriculture, horticulture, food processing and many other related fields.

The Skills Org transition has been a complex one occurring over three dates. TEC continues to work closely with all stakeholders with the objective of achieving a series of smooth transitions of a large number of apprentices to Te Pūkenga and several other PTEs by 1 October.

Finally, Skills Active will transition its arranging training functions and learners to Te Mahi Ako which recently received its registration as a PTE. Skills Active supports te ahumahi ā-rēhia – the active recreation, leisure and entertainment sector, which includes the exercise, outdoor recreation, community recreation, aquatics, sport, entertainment and events, and snowsport industries. Skills Active maintains over 50 training programmes. It supports about 5,000 learners and 1,700 employers, and employs 50 staff. 

Timeline of transitions