TITO Transitions

TITO Transitions

Last updated 10 June 2022
Last updated 10 June 2022

By December 2022, all Transitional Industry Training Organisations (TITOs) will have transferred their arranging training functions to other providers.

As part of the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE), the role of supporting workplace-based learning is shifting from the TITOs to other providers (Te Pūkenga, private training establishments (PTEs), and wānanga).

By 01 January 2023, these providers will arrange and support work-based training as well as deliver education and training in classroom and online settings, so learners can move seamlessly across the vocational education system.

The standard setting functions of all 11 TITOs transferred to qualification system functions within the six Workforce Development Councils (WDCs) on 4 October 2021.

Legislative requirements

On 1 April 2020, TEC-funded Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) became Transitional ITOs under the Education (Vocational Education and Training Reform) Amendment Act 2020.

The Act requires all TITOs to develop a plan detailing the transfer of:

  • setting skills standards, qualifications development, and moderation and assessment activities to the relevant WDCs,
  • arranging work-based training (including apprenticeship training) activities to providers, and
  • any relevant assets.

Once the transition plan is approved by the TEC, TITOs must:

  • implement and maintain the plan; and
  • support the providers to whom the responsibility for arranging training is being transferred.

Info for PTEs: This information specifically addresses how arranging training could transition to private training establishments (PTEs) only.

TITO Transitions Project

As part of the RoVE Programme, the TITO Transitions Project is responsible for facilitating and supporting the TITOs to develop and have their transition plans approved. The transition plans outline how the TITOs will transition their arranging training activities to providers.

On approving the transition plans, the TEC works with the TITO and the receiving provider(s) to ensure the transition is as seamless as possible for employers, learners and staff currently involved in on-job training.

The transition of arranging training activities and functions represents the first step towards enabling the integration of on-job, on-campus and online training to occur. The transition of arranging training must be completed by 31 December 2022.

Completed transitions

The following Transitional ITOs have transitioned to new providers.

Date

Transitional ITO

Receiving Provider

What Transferred?

2 Aug 2021

Competenz

Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Ltd – Competenz Division

Staff, learners and arranging training functions

2 Aug 2021

Competenz

Skills4Work

Retail meat apprenticeships

2 Aug 2021

NZ Marine & Composites ITO

Marine and Specialised Technologies Academy of New Zealand (MAST Academy)

Staff, learners and arranging training functions

1 Sep 2021

Connexis

Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Ltd – Connexis Division

Staff, learners and arranging training functions

4 Oct 2021

BCITO

Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Ltd – BCITO Division

Staff, learners and arranging training functions

1 Jan 2022

MITO

Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Ltd – MITO Division

Staff, learners and arranging training functions

1 Jan 2022

MITO

Marine and Specialised Technologies Academy of New Zealand (MAST Academy)

Small group of industrial textile fabrication learners

Upcoming transitions

Date

Transitional ITO

Receiving Provider

What is Transferring?

1 July 2022

Service Skills Institute (ServiceIQ)

Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Ltd – ServiceIQ Division

Staff, learners and arranging training functions for the aviation, hospitality, retail, travel, tourism and museum sectors

1 July 2022

Skills Organisation Incorporated (Skills)

St John

Learners and arranging training functions for the ambulance sector

1 September 2022

Community Support Services ITO Incorporated (Careerforce)

Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Ltd – Careerforce Division

Staff, learners and arranging training functions for the following sectors:
Aged residential care, disability support, home and community support, healthcare services, mental health and addiction, social services, youthwork, cleaning, urban pest management.

1 September 2022

Skills Organisation Incorporated (Skills)

Industry Connection for Excellence (ICE)

Ignite Colleges

Vertical Horizonz

Staff, learners and arranging training functions for the following sectors:
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, Roofing, Switchgear fitting
1 October 2022 Skills Organisation Incorporated (Skills)

Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Ltd - existing divisions

ETCO

Industry Connection for Excellence (ICE)

Ignite Colleges

Vertical Horizonz

Strategi Institute

Staff, learners and arranging training functions for the following sectors:
Adult Education, Building Surveying/Regulatory, Business, Civil Defence, Conservation, Coordinated Incident Management Systems, Cranes, Electricians, Elevated Work Platforms, Financial Services, Fire & Rescue, Industrial Measurement & Control, Industrial Rope Access, Intelligence, Organisation Risk & Compliance, Offender Management, Plumbing, Gasfitting & Drainlaying, Regulatory Compliance (G-Reg), Rigging, Scaffolding, Security, Statistics and Workplace Health & Safety
1 October 2022  Primary ITO Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Ltd  - Primary Division Staff, learners and arranging training functions 

for the following sectors:

Agriculture, horticulture, food processing and many other related fields. Its subsectors include meat processing, rural servicing, amenity horticulture (such as public parks and gardens), dairy farming, sheep, beef and deer, seafood, viticulture and a range of others