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The Reforms of Vocational Education (RoVE) were first announced back in February 2019, and we have been endeavouring to keep you updated as the reforms are implemented. Refer here for more background.

As a result of the reforms, the 2 core functions of the 11 Industry Training Organisations are being transitioned to other organisations by December 2022:

  • Qualification Setting – to be transitioned to new Workforce Development Councils; expected to be operational on 4 October 2021.
  • Arranging Workplace Training – this is where we now seek your engagement.

To date, the implementation of RoVE has not impacted upon the arrangement of workplace training at Careerforce and won’t in the near future. However, as we look to transition this function at the end of 2022, we need to make some decisions with your help now.


Please watch the video below from our Chief Executive, Jane Wenman, which details why and how you can engage in our industry consultation:


The ‘Arranging Workplace Training’ Function

At the moment Careerforce supports the arranging workplace training function via:

  • Dedicated Careerforce workplace advisors visiting workplaces and supporting training
  • Dedicated training and support of workplace assessors and verifiers
  • Provision of workplace based training programmes that lead to nationally recognised NZQA qualifications
  • Provision of learning and assessment resources, and learning platforms (Aka Toi)
  • Moderation of workplace assessors
  • Workshops and hubs supporting workplaces, assessors and trainees
  • Pastoral care, and one to one support of apprentices
  • Literacy, language and numeracy support and guidance


Consultation on the Transition of the Arranging Workplace Training Function

We are required to submit a transition plan for this function to the Tertiary Education Commission in September 2021. Critical to this transition plan is engaging with industry, outlining the transition options, and seeking your preferences.

As a result, we are embarking on a programme of consultation to seek your feedback. It is important that you engage in this discussion now and have your say. The alternative is that someone else will, and it may not be your preferred outcome.


There are a number of ways that you will be able to engage with us including:

  • Attending a breakfast or lunch event from 21 – 28 July across Auckland, Hamilton, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch or Dunedin. Please see remaining event details below.
  • Attending one of two virtual events – 22 and 28 July. Please see event details below.
  • Meeting directly with Careerforce, where we can explain what is happening, set out the transition options, answer your questions, and seek your feedback
  • Complete the survey – this survey closes on Sunday 8 August.  Complete Survey Now


Event details

Dunedin breakfast (number dependent)
Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Tuesday 27 July, 7.30am – 9.00am
Christchurch breakfastCareerforce Office – Level 1, 6 Hazeldean Road, ChristchurchWednesday 28 July, 7.30am – 9.00am
 Online Forum EventWednesday 28 July, 3.00pm – 4.30pm


Transition Roadshow/Consultation form

    You may wish to select a physical and a virtual event from the list above. Please indicate.
  • for those attending a physical event


The Transition Options

Via this engagement, we will be outlining three broad transition options:

  1. Transitioning our arranging training function and our learners to Te Pūkenga, the new organisation created by the merger of the 16 Polytechnics and Institutes of Technology
  2. Transitioning our arranging training function to Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
  3. Careerforce registering itself as a Private Training Establishment (PTE) with NZQA and transitioning the arranging training function to the PTE.


View Transition Options Presentation 

Download Careerforce Information Paper

Download TWOA Information Paper

Download Te Pūkenga Information Paper

View  Recording of Online Forum Event (22 July)


Once you have considered the options, we need you to indicate your transition preferences. This will feature as a key consideration within the transition plan that we submit to the Tertiary Education Commission in September.


Next Steps – Have your say!

We would appreciate you taking the time to share your opinions with us to ensure that stakeholder views inform the direction of our transition plan.

The survey should only take 5 minutes to complete and closes on Sunday, 8 August at midnight. Please be assured that you will remain anonymous – your responses will be grouped with others and no one will be able to link any specific responses to you.

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At the moment, we carry on business as usual, supporting our employers and our learners. However, we do strongly encourage you to engage in this discussion and to have your say for the future.

If you have any queries, please reach out to your usual Careerforce contact.

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