New Zealand Institute of Skills & Technology

New Zealand Institute of Skills & Technology

Last updated 31 October 2019
Last updated 31 October 2019

A unified, sustainable, public network of regionally accessible vocational education, bringing together the existing 16 ITPs. 

The NZIST (a working name) will come into existence when the final legislation is passed and takes effect (intended to be 1 April 2020). If passed as described, it will be New Zealand’s largest tertiary education provider.  The Institute was announced on 1 August by Government regarding the Reform of Vocational Education.  

With a working title of the New Zealand Institute of Skills & Technology, the Institute will be a unified, sustainable, public network of regionally accessible vocational education that will provide both work-based, off-the-job and online vocational learning and training right across the country.

The Institute is initially coming together from the existing 16 ITPs in April 2020 through to 2022, it will evolve and begin to include arranging training functions that are currently carried out in ITOs.

The Establishment Unit is headquartered in Christchurch and is charged by the Minister of Education with standing up the new Institute.  The Establishment Unit Board is headed by Barry Jordan and the Director of the Establishment Unit is Murray Strong. 

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