CARE‐RSLG advice and recommendations to the TEC

Based on engagements with Tertiary Education Organisations, Industry, Iwi, Unions and Workforce Development Councils, the CARE Regional Skills Leadership Group (RSLG) presents the following advice and recommendations:

  1. provision of Advanced Manufacturing Qualifications 
  2. provision of Diploma in Engineering to Level 5/6
  3. provision of Fluid Power Systems Qualification
  4. provision of Diploma in Applied Science Level 5   
  5. provision of NZ Certificate in Māori Environmental Practices and Sustainable Primary Production
  6. provision of environmental studies including Bachelor of Applied Science Biodiversity  
  7. provision of Pest Management Programme Level 4
  8. provision of Taiao related training that is mātauranga Māori based
  9. increased provision of all health‐related qualifications/courses at Level 3 & 4
  10. increased provision of micro‐credentials that improve career pathway visibility, staircase to a formal qualification where possible, and are tailored to meet industry and learner needs
  11. increased flexibility (of funding) to provide a mixture of on‐the‐job and online training that caters to the needs of learner, employer and provider
  12. increased provision of assessors/instructors for apprentices in the building and construction sector
  13. the delivery requirements of the Diploma in Forestry Management Level 6 course is not accessible for many learners due to the present delivery location. Flexibility in delivery mode of this qualification would increase participation and course completion rates
  14. training is often not available locally, so employers are needing to send kaimahi to other regions to access this.  Given the relative remoteness of the Tairāwhiti region, special consideration needs to be had regarding delivery of training in remote areas
  15. support/fund the development of a programme similar to the Health Sciences First Year programme delivered at the University of Otago
  16. support/fund the addition of 'health' to the Trades Academy (Te Pūkenga) in Tairāwhiti
  17. develop and deliver micro‐credentials to support pathways into bioengineering.
  18. provision of training that is cognisant of, and tailored to the needs of Tairāwhiti in the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle, including:
  • provision of bespoke building and construction training
  • vocational education fast track opportunities within the carpentry and infrastructure areas
  • provision of pathways through the building and construction sector into high skilled disciplines, such as architecture, engineering and planning
  • provision of environmental management training for roading, construction, infrastructure, fencing, machine operators and nursery related jobs.
Last updated: 06 June 2023