Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE)

Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE)

The Government announced in February 2019 the biggest tertiary education reform since 1990.

The Education Minister Hon Chris Hipkins proposes three main changes as part of the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE).

They are:

  1. Replacing the current Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) with Industry Skills Bodies, and industry skills training being rolled into the local ITPs, such as NMIT.
  2. Merging the 16 existing Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs), including NMIT, and establishing a central New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology to govern them.
  3. Creating a unified vocational education funding system.

Stay informed and have your say

Updates from NMIT

View our latest news on the RoVE proposal.


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Information for students

As a student at NMIT your views are particularly important. Please take a moment to read this information and add your voice to our submission.

Community Consultation Meeting

Come along to have your say - Nelson, 14 March 5-7pm and Blenheim, 25 March 4-5pm

Take the survey

To make sure our submission captures the views of the wider Nelson Marlborough community, and to help us with that task, we are inviting you to respond via a survey. Fill it in today(external link)

Government consultation

If you would like to read more about the Minister’s RoVE proposal and make your own submission(external link).

The RoVE consultation period ends on 5 April 2019.

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