Advice to the Tertiary Education Commission

Advice provided by the Nelson Tasman RSLG to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) to inform supplementary guidance and investment for 2024.

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This Nelson Tasman Regional Workforce Outlook 2023 provides advice on workforce and skills needs in the region to:

  • the TEC
  • Workforce Development Councils (WDCs)
  • tertiary education organisations (TEOs)
  • other partners
  • the Nelson Tasman community.

The catalyst for this document was the TEC’s request for advice to inform investment in tertiary education delivery in 2024.

In this document, focus is on the key sectors identified in:

Te Mahere Ohumahi ā-Rohe o Te Tauihu o Te Waka-a-Māui | Nelson Tasman Regional Workforce Plan (RWP)

Also included are 2 new sectors where growth is anticipated and a workforce and skills response is required. It identifies workforce and skills supply and demand gaps and local insights on careers information.

In the interest of providing concise and targeted advice, this document does not replicate the content contained within our RWP 2022.


The Regional Skills Leadership Group (RSLG) has engaged with a range of stakeholders to develop this information including all 6 WDCs, TEOs (including Te Pūkenga and its various business units), iwi, industry bodies, employers, learners, central government organisations, non-government organisations (NGOs), other RSLG’s and other regional stakeholders to provide a qualitative evidence base to supplement the limited quantitative data.

You can download the PDF version of this advice at:

Last updated: 28 July 2023