Summary of feedback from Workforce Development Council consultations

Kia ora

We are pleased to share the summary of feedback from the recent stakeholder engagement on the establishment of Workforce Development Councils as part of the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE).

Some of the key themes emerging from the stakeholder engagement include:
  1. Complexities of the health sector must be carefully understood and considered.
  2. Recognition within final WDC groupings of the breadth, size and challenges facing the health and wellbeing workforce.
  3. Very strong preference for 7 WDC option (and concerns expressed about a 4 WDC option).
  4. No universal preference for which WDC grouping cleaning and urban pest management could sit; either health-based or service-based WDC.
  5. Universal preference for skills-aligned groupings/coverage.
  6. A mix of skills / industry-based board member makeup (and acknowledgement that an entirely industry-based board could prove problematic).
  7. Board appointment – strong support for an industry-based stakeholder council determining a board, but also an openness to at least partial Ministerial appointment

You’ll find copies of the documents we submitted to TEC on our website:

Thank you for your engagement and we are looking forward to your continuous participation in any upcoming stakeholder consultations.

Ngā mihi
Jane Wenman

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