Summary – Wellington RSLG recommendations

Construction and Infrastructure

  • Continued investment in the development of trades skills for construction
  • Increased investment in skills development for infrastructure development in engineering programmes from L 2 – L 6 especially for water, electrical, civil and roading engineering skills and heavy machinery operations
  • Investment in skills for supervision, management, and project management
  • Maintain investment in plumbing gas fitting and drain laying apprenticeships and increase investment in support for delivery that accelerates delayed apprenticeships, e.g., block courses and /or workplace assessment   
  • Increase investment in programmes that enable upskilling and reskilling to support career changers within the industry, including through distance learning  
  • Increase investment in work-based learning to enable workers, young people, re-entrants and careers changers, to earn while they learn
  • Investment in degree-level programmes that develop high level digital and technical skills for building information modelling

Career specific advice

  • Investment in degree-level programmes that develop high level digital and technical skills for building information modelling

Health – kaiāwhina pathways

  • Continued investment in flexible training programmes and work-based learning opportunities for kaiāwhina that enable progression from Level 2 to Level 6 and beyond
  • Increased investment in Mātauranga Māori programmes and programmes developed by Māori for Māori
  • Investment in programmes that build cultural capability in the kaiāwhina workforce 

These recommendations are consistent with priorities 1 and 5 of the Kaiāwhina Workforce Plan, overseen by the Kaiāwhina Workforce Taskforce.


  • Increased investment in mechanical engineering trades skills for manufacturing, especially welding and fabrication
  • Increased investment in pre-trades programmes to support entry into the industry and pathways into work-based learning
  • Investment in engineering and digital skills for greater automation in manufacturing

Digital Technologies sector

  • Investment in programmes that create points of entry into the sector for diverse learners and build pathways to higher level skills development, including through distance learning  
  • Investment in programmes which build a foundation of skills in computer science and mathematics, including statistics, calculus, and linear algebra and data analytics
  • Investment in the development of a broad range of technical skills and programming languages
  • Investment in the skills for end-to-end web development
  • Investment in the development of skills for cybersecurity
  • Investment in work-based learning opportunities

Career system specific advice

Investment in careers initiatives that attract Māori and Pacific peoples to tertiary training in advanced digital skills

Primary sector

  • Increased investment in NZQF Level 2 programmes and primary industry trades academy positions to build the pathway for new entrants into the primary sector in our region
  • Investment in programmes which provide practical skills for the primary sector and those advising the sector
  • Continued investment in work-based learning opportunities with increased investment at Level 5
  • Investment in Diploma programmes (levels 5-7) in primary sector management, including skills development in leadership and people management
  • Investment in programmes that build skills in Mātauranga Māori for land management and environmental solutions

Visitor sector

  • Investment in programmes and work-based learning that develops and recognises the service skills of workers and equips them for further training pathways within and outside the visitor sector
  • Investment in training for chefs including work-based learning and programmes with in-work experience