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The Government’s Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) is well underway. The changes aim to have regional tertiary education reflect regional skills needs and ensure vocational education is focused on employer and learner needs.
One of the four key changes RoVE will introduce is the establishment of six Workforce Development Councils (WDCs). These will replace Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) and will be central to the new system.
The other key components are:
An interim Establishment Board (iEB) has been set up and given responsibility for the establishment of the WDC for the Health, Community and Social Services Sectors. They are seeking the views of industry stakeholders on the options proposed for the WDC including name, sector coverage, governance structure, and ways to give effect to the Māori -Crown partnership.
You can share your views through an online feedback form here.
Feedback can be provided until 5pm, Tuesday 15 September 2020.
Before you complete the survey, here is some helpful information about what a Workforce Development Council for the Health, Community and Social Services Sectors is expected to do. This may help you to consider what sort of governance and structure would effectively serve the mental health, addiction and disability workforce, alongside all other parts of the wider health sector.
The WDC will not have a role in training employees in the health, community and social services industries. This will move to tertiary training providers. The WDC will:
Share your feedback on the WDC for the Health, Community and Social Services Sectors here.