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Our view of the proposal to reform vocational education and training

8 April 2019

Educational outcomes, Workplace learning, Strategic Leadership and Change, Employability, Supporting learners

Ako Aotearoa’s response to the government’s Reform of Vocational Education was among 1500 submissions to the government’s review. 

We strongly support the vision as outlined in the consultation document - a strong, unified vocational education system that is sustainable and fit for the future of work, delivering what learners, employers and communities need to be successful.   

Our response, as outlined in our submission, focuses strongly on the issues related to learners and teaching and learning - during transition and in the overall proposed new system and its implementation.   

Ako Aotearoa gathered feedback from our staff, members of the Board, TeRūnanga Māori, Pacific Peoples’ Caucus, the Ako Aotearoa Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence and Regional Hub Advisory Groups.  

We believe there is an unprecedented opportunity available to ensure a strong focus on teaching standards and capability development that, if enacted effectively, can ensure enduring high-quality teaching and learning in a renewed system and correspondingly improved learner outcomes.  

Submission | Reform of vocational education (362kb PDF)