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Our transition pathway
Te Pūkenga has a significant transformation programme ahead. Our transition pathway sets out the direction we will take to design the future of vocational learning in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Building a new organisation
Our establishment and transformation programme through to 2022 will:
- bring New Zealand's Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and Transitional Industry Training Organisations (TITOs) into a single institution
- transform the network, its delivery models, Te Tiriti o Waitangi relationships, physical and digital presence, and engagement approaches
- actively manage the provider network, so we can continue to operate effectively during the transition period.
Key to these changes is our transition pathway, which is described as six transformation workstreams and three core capability workstreams. The workstreams are explained below and will be updated as we progress.
Maintaining business as usual
As we build our new Operating Model, we will continue to maintain our range of high-quality and valued foundation, vocational, professional and applied programmes across the country.
Our Work Plan
As we grow and establish ourselves, our Work Plan is used to group key activities, identify interdependencies, and ensure a connected and collaborative approach that is aligned to our Council priorities and Te Pūkenga outcomes.
It supports us to take a methodical approach to the scale of the challenge ahead, with key milestones to ensure we meet the deadlines ahead of us. Our work plan is a living document that evolves as we do to ensure we are continuously aligning our mahi with the pace of change in the organisation and indeed our network.
Our Work Plan includes six programmes of work. Included below is an overview of the projects within each programme that we are working on to reach Horizon 1 – December 2023.
This plan was last updated in May 2022 and is subject to change.
See what's in the Work Plan
Overview of our agreed Minimum Viable Product for Horizon 1
The Minimum Viable Product (MVP) was agreed between the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and Te Pūkenga as the minimum required activity to transition to Horizon 1 on December 2023.
The MVP does not include some of the foundational work underway by Te Pūkenga in preparation for Horizon 2 (to 2026) and Horizon 3 (2027–2033+).
Strategic Advisory Review
An independent strategic review of the transformation programme of Te Pūkenga was undertaken in early 2022. This was jointly commissioned by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and Te Pūkenga and intended to identify issues and risks, providing practical recommendations that would likely support a successful transformation programme. This is part of good practice, especially when undertaking such a large and complex transformation.
Te Pūkenga is acting on the practical recommendations and will continue to make changes where required to ensure it is progressing how it needs to so it can deliver a financially viable, well governed, and regionally relevant network.
The information being released by both TEC and Te Pūkenga summarises the strategic review and the recommendations made. Throughout our transformation journey, we have been transparent about the very important mahi Te Pūkenga has been tasked with as part of the Reform of Vocational Education.
We will continue this transparency as we progress through the remainder of our transformation programme and its implementation.