Changes in the Vocational Education Sector

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 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.

Important information for new learners

eCampus NZ as a business unit of Open Polytechnic, is now part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology.

From 1 January 2023, eCampus NZ will no longer enrol new learners into study plans delivered on the eCampus NZ learning platform.

However, all courses/programmes will still be available for online study through Open Polytechnic - Te Pūkenga.

The eCampus NZ team is here for you. If you are still experiencing ongoing issues related to Cyclone Gabrielle, please contact your advisor or facilitator so we can work with you to get you back on track.