CNZ presentation at TEC in May updated

Bill's third reading confirms transfer of Careers NZ to the TEC

Bill's third reading confirms transfer of Careers NZ to the TEC

Last updated 12 May 2017
Last updated 12 May 2017

The Associate Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Louise Upston announced yesterday that The Education (Update) Amendment Bill has passed its third reading. 

The announcement confirms the transfer of Careers NZ staff and functions to the Tertiary Education Commission (the TEC) which is scheduled to take place on 1 July 2017.

Tim Fowler, TEC Chief Executive, says he is looking forward to the upcoming transfer. "This is a great opportunity to use the combined expertise and experience of TEC and CNZ to strengthen the connection between education and employment.

"I’m excited about the potential of what we can achieve together. Individually as organisations we’ve been working on separate parts of the careers pipeline. The transfer mandates us to join up our work and deliver better outcomes for New Zealanders.

"In the first instance, this is a 'lift and shift' of staff and functions from CNZ to the TEC. The legislation gives the TEC six months to realign the way the organisation works to deliver the new careers functions. During this time there will be no external change to service for either organisation."

Read Minister Upston's release on the Beehive website.

Read the Minister of Education Nikki Kaye's release on the Beehive website.

Read the Ministry of Education's factsheet Creating a refocused careers service within the Tertiary Education Commission (PDF, 106 Kb).

The image on the front page shows Pat Cody and Cassius Kuresa from Careers NZ giving TEC staff an overview of the work of CNZ.