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Three videos showing the good and evil side of developing drone technology.
 
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November 2022  

Tertiary Education Commission | Te Amorangi Mātauranga Matua – TEC Now

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Kia ora koutou,

Welcome to the latest edition of RoVE News.  One of the highlights of the past month was the Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand (ITENZ) conference in Auckland which brought together many of the key players in the reformed vocational education and training sector. New Zealand has around 400 private training establishments (PTEs), about half of which receive TEC funding. TEC and MOE took the opportunity to network with and inform the sector on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for PTEs.

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Embracing the new normal: the challenges and opportunities for PTEs

 

 

The Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) has fundamentally changed the landscape for vocational education, and will bring many new opportunities for innovative, financially viable PTEs, TEC Deputy Chief Executive Delivery Gillian Dudgeon told the Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand (ITENZ) conference in Auckland last month.

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UFS funding boost for PTE sector

There will now be an additional $1 million available from the 2023 PTE Strategic Fund, bringing the total available to $16.8 million. As signalled earlier this year we have worked with individual PTEs on the data which informed initial allocations of funding. As a result of this work and the decision to include ICT provision as a strategic priority area there have been adjustments to 2023 transition funding for the sector.

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WDC actions industry calls for more forestry quals

Muka Tangata, the Workforce Development Council for the food and fibre sector, is taking action on a new qualification to recognise business, leadership and communication skills at a higher level in the forestry sector. This follows engagement with Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service which identified a gap for a qualification which could provide a stepping-stone for employees wishing to move from technically focused roles into supervision and leadership. The new qualification will sit between the current level 4 and level 6 offerings in the NZQA framework.

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Consultation on Good Practice Code for New Zealand Apprenticeships

TEC is updating the Good Practice Code for New Zealand Apprenticeships (the Code) to make it technically correct for 2023 and beyond.  The Code sets out the responsibilities and expectations of all parties involved in an apprenticeship: the apprentice, the employer and the tertiary education organisation. The Code has been impacted by several changes, notably the introduction of Reform of Vocational Education.

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NZQA Rules consultation closes

NZQA has completed consultation on its Rules to reflect changes arising from RoVE and the passing of the Education and Training Amendment Act 2022.

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Industry and training providers incentivised to consider fresh training ideas

The Construction Centre of Vocational Excellence ConCOVE Tūhura has introduced a new fund to encourage industry and education training providers to produce innovative and fresh projects that deliver beneficial outcomes to learners, employers and industry.

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Regional workforce plan drives investment in critical training

Te Tai Tokerau’s first Regional Workforce Plan was launched at Waitangi on 1 November with a focus on hauora (health), hapori (communities), whānau (family), construction and infrastructure, primary industries, workforce resilience and climate change.

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Focus on work-based learning: Trade-training launches a bright future for marine sector apprentices

Jack Adkins was in Year 12 at Auckland’s Rangitoto College when he made the decision to leave school. “I wasn’t that interested in staying and wanted to look for a job,” Jack says. Not sure of his next move he spoke with the school’s career advisor.  “We talked about engineering or mechanics which I was interested in except I didn’t want to work with vehicles. The advisor wanted to know what else I enjoyed, so I told them anything to do with the sea as I’ve virtually grown up on the water,” Jack says. “They suggested I look at the marine sector.”

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BUILDING
PERFORMANCE
 

Kia ora,

We wish to update you on policy progress for the Building System Legislative Reform Programme. On 1 November 2021, Cabinet agreed to the policy proposals which MBIE has developed for the Building (Building Products and Methods, Modular Components, and Other Matters) Amendment Act (2021/21).  

These changes support greater opportunity for innovation and economies of scale, and improve trust and confidence in the building sector. With these changes we aim to;

  • introduce minimum information requirements about building products to support better and more efficient decision-making
  • introduce a specialist framework for modern methods of construction such as offsite manufacturing and prefabrication and speed up the consenting process
  • strengthen the product certification framework (CodeMark) to improve trust and confidence in the scheme.

Based on this decision, it now means that regulations can begin development and we expect these to be approved by mid-2022. We will keep you posted on progress.

Find out more about the Building Law Reform Programme

Ngā mihi,

The Building Performance Team

 

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

New Zealand Government

 

 

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5 August 2021

 

Industry Update #005 | Skills shortage, recruitment and immigration challenges - the next steps


Industry Update #005 | Skills shortage, recruitment and immigration challenges provides an update to members on the recent survey responses we received on the current skills shortage, recruitment and immigration challenges in our sector which we want to share with you. The report is a summary of the 135 responses from the survey which we created with Association of Consulting and Engineering, Civil Contractors New Zealand and Registered Master Builders Association. Thank you to everyone who took part. 

We have sent the report to government and have requested a meeting with key ministers to discuss. Read our report of the survey results.

We’ll keep you updated on the progress of our advocacy on this important issue for our sector. 

If you have any questions or feedback on this Industry Update, please contact Teena Hale Pennington at thalepennington@nzia.co.nz 

Ngā mihi,

Teena Hale Pennington
Chief Executive, Te Kāhui Whaihanga

 

The information provided is intended general advice and guidance only. The Institute cannot provide legal advice. No warranty or guarantee whatsoever is given as to the accuracy of any information contained in this notice, nor is any liability accepted for any actions taken based on this information. You should seek professional advice on any specific matters relevant to you and/or your practice.

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Minutes of AGM

 

Held by Video Conference

 

Thursday 31st March 2022 at 7:35 pm.

 

Present

Ian Brown, Bruce Hurley, Mark McKinney, Ross Muir, Basil Orr, Peter Over, Malcolm Wheeler

 

Apologies

Post meeting apology received from Ian Woodhead

 

Minutes of Previous AGM

That the minutes of the previous AGM, held on Wednesday 28th April 2021 at 7.35 pm be confirmed as a true and accurate record (Ross Muir/Ian Brown).

Passed.

 

Matters Arising

Ian Brown was supplied a list of Waikato/Bay of Plenty members.

 

President’s Report

That President’s Report be accepted (Ross Muir/Bruce Hurley).

Passed.

 

Matters Arising

Nil matters arising from the report.

 

Secretary’s Report

That Secretary’s Report be accepted (Bruce Hurley/Ross Muir).

Passed

 

Matters Arising

 

Financial Report

That Financial Report be accepted (Bruce Hurley/Peter Over).

Passed.

 

Matters Arising

Nil matters arising from the report.

 

EARB Report

That Engineering Associates Registration Board Report be accepted (Bruce Hurley/Malcolm Wheeler).

Passed.

 

Matters Arising

Nil matters arising from the report.

 

Election of Officers

Position

Nomination

Proposer

Seconder

National President

Malcolm Wheeler

Bruce Hurley

Ross Muir

Immediate Past President

Ross Muir

Ex Officio

National Secretary/ Treasurer

Bruce Hurley

Mark McKinney

Malcolm Wheeler

Auckland Branch Councillor

Peter Over

Bruce Hurley

Mark McKinney

Waikato/BoP Branch Councillor

Ian Brown

Mark McKinney

Gavin Petrie

Palmerston North Branch Councillor

Bill Bool

Bruce Hurley

Malcom Wheeler

Wellington Branch Councillor

Vacant

 

 

Christchurch Branch Councillor

Ian Woodhead

Mike Duncan

Malcolm Wheeler

Dunedin Branch Councillor

Terry Thomas

Bruce McMillan

Peter Over

 

There being only one nomination for each position, all positions were confirmed without the need for elections.  The Wellington Branch Councillor position was unfilled

 

Appointment of Financial Reviewer

That the current financial reviewer, Jo Francisco, be reappointed for the 2022 financial year (Bruce Hurley/ Peter Over).

Passed.

 

 

2017 Subscriptions

That the membership subscription rate remains at $20.00 for the 2021 financial year (Bruce Hurley/ Basil Orr).

Passed.

 

 

Cheque Signatories

That the current payment signatories (Ross Muir/ Bruce Hurley/Peter Over) be retained and Malcolm Wheeler added (Mark McKinney/Basil Orr).

Passed.

 

Remits

Nil submitted

 

 

General Business

The Spark Foundation

That a donation of $50.00 be made to the Spark Foundation in recognition of making the video conference facilities available the meeting

Auckland VHF Group

That a donation of $50.00 be made to the Auckland VHF Group of the NZART in recognition of their continuing support through their standing invitation for Institute members to attend their meetings and access to their magazine, Spectrum (Malcolm Wheeler/Basil Orr)

Passed.

 

No further general business.

 

Closure

The meeting was declared closed at 8.10 pm.

 

 

 

*  Unaudited

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