On 13th February 2019, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced major proposed changes to the vocational education.
The proposed changes include:
- Merging all 16 New Zealand ITPs into a single entity, tentatively called New Zealand Institute of Skills & Technology.
- Creating a new vocational education funding system
- Making the new national organisation responsible for the education of 145,000 learners including apprenticeships
The proposed changes will be out for consultation until 27 March 2019. The link to the consultation process is https://conversation.education.govt.nz/conversations/reform-of-vocational-education/ Here you will find more information about the proposals.
eCampus NZ would like to reassure all our learners and clients that business as usual continues. We remain committed to delivering the same high level of learning and service that is synonymous with our eCampus and philosophy.