Read our 2024 Investment Advice to the Tertiary Education Commission

We’re driving transformational change in vocational education to deliver the skills our industries need. One of the ways we can do this is through the investment advice we prepare each year for the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC).

We are proud to share with you our Advice for 2024 Investment to the Tertiary Education Commission.

The recommendations in this kete we gift to the TEC are the result of thousands of hours of deep kōrero and collaboration with those who join us on our haerenga (journey) to transform vocational education in Aotearoa. Ngā mihi nui to all those who have generously shared their knowledge and expertise, including employers, industry associations, pakihi Māori (Māori business), iwi, hapū, Regional Skills Leadership Groups, unions, education providers and more. We have also used an evidence-based approach, conducting detailed research and reviews to ensure the requirements of industry are robustly backed by qualitative and quantitative data.

We heard your current and future needs and expectations, both regionally and nationally, and have turned them into the following three key areas of recommendations for investment in 2024:

  1. Maintain current funding levels for all qualifications and industry standards across our industries
  2. Continue to invest in our essential vocational pathways mahi, creating sustainable workforce pipelines and pathways that serve both learners and employers
  3. Provide new investment for the creation of nine vocational education solutions that industry tells us are clearly needed.

The nine new education products we require investment to develop, write and resource over the next two years are:

We relish the opportunity to partner with TEC and tertiary education providers to bring our 2024 Investment Advice to life for the betterment of learners and their whānau, industry employers, and Aotearoa as a whole.