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Review of Industry Training

The Government is reviewing industry training. The Industry Training Federation wants to ensure that the needs of industry are a key focus of the review. We will be using this page to keep you updated on the progress. 

If you have any queries, please contact Shaun Twaddle.

Progress so far

25 January 2013 Government changes as a result of the Review of Industry Training are announced.  Read our media statement or more detailed responses.

11 September 2012: The Industry Training Federation releases its submission on the consultation document.  Read the ITF media statement here.

1 August 2012: The Minsiter for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment releases this consultation document on proposal to change industry training at the ITF Annual Conference. Read the ITF media release here.

21 May 2012: The Ministry of Education releases the results of the in-depth employer interviews and the online employers survey, both undertaken in late 2011.

27 March 2012: The Ministry of Education publishes this paper summarising submissions received on the discussion document that was released for consultation on 18 November 2012.

22 December 2011: The Ministry releases this report looking at industry training systems in other countries. It provides information on government-subsidised industry training systems in: Australia, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, France, Germany, British Columbia and Norway.

19 December 2011: The Industry Training Federation provides this submission to the Ministry of Education on the Discussion Document.

22 November 2011: The Ministry publishes an online survey for employers to provide the opportunity for all employers to provide input into the Review of Industry Training. Update: The survey closed on 16 December 2011. The Ministry received 962 individual employer responses to the survey. Of the responses to the survey, 79% (756) were from employers covered by an industry training organisation.

18 November 2011: The Ministry of Education releases this discussion document which outlines options for the broad roles in the industry training system. It is a key document for the industry training review and the seeks submissions by 19 December 2011. Update: The Ministry received 90 submissions from individuals and employers. 

November 2011: The Ministry of Education begins in-depth interviews with 20 employers about industry training in New Zealand. The employers that the Ministry will be conducting in-depth interviews with were identified by Business New Zealand.

20 September 2011: The Ministry of Education publishes this history of the industry training sector in New Zealand.

September 2011:  The Industry Training Federation has developed a list of eight key points which it believes needs to guide the Review of Industry Training.

28 July 2011:  The Minister for Tertiary Education Hon Steven Joyce talks about the review in his speech to the Industry Training Federation Annual Conference.  The Ministry of Education releases the terms of reference for the review of industry training The review is due for completion in 2012.  It will provide a re-examination of the industry training system in New Zealand, including the operation of Modern Apprenticeships.