Strengthening vocational education

These key entities support New Zealand’s vocational education system.

Workforce Development Councils (WDCs)

Workforce Development Councils (WDCs) ensure the vocational education system meets industry needs and gives a stronger voice to Māori business and iwi deve…

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Regional Skills Leadership Groups (RSLGs)

Independent Regional Skills Leadership Groups (RSLGs) identify and support better ways of meeting future skills and workforce needs in our regions and citi…

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Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs)

Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) play a significant role in driving innovation and excellence in vocational education. They do this by strengthenin…

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Taumata Aronui

Taumata Aronui is a group that works with and provides independent recommendations and advice to Ministers and officials on how tertiary education can resp…

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Information for businesses

These videos show how businesses and their industries can benefit as the reformed vocational education and training (VET) system gains momentum. 

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