Work-based learning subsidiary to transition into Te Pūkenga at end of year


Work-based learning subsidiary to transition into Te Pūkenga at end of year

Whiringa-ā-nuku 17, 2022 | 2 min read

Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning was established as a special purpose vehicle to receive transitional industry training organisations before integrating into Te Pūkenga.

Over 1600 kaimahi have transitioned into Work Based Learning over the last 15 months from nine transitional industry training organisations: BCITO, Careerforce, Competenz, Connexis, HITO, MITO, Primary ITO, ServiceIQ and parts of Skills NZ.

Those kaimahi currently operate in business divisions within Work Based Learning and from 1 January 2023 they will be business divisions within Te Pūkenga.

Other than a change of employer this transition will have minimal impact for kaimahi, employers, and ākonga. After 31 December they will continue to do what we do now, doing the same jobs working with the same people, supporting high-quality in-work learning.

Te Pūkenga Council agreed to the timing to complete this transition first before Te Pūkenga rolls out its new organisation structure in tranches through 2023.

About transitional industry training organisations

All industry training organisations became Transitional Industry Training Organisations (TITOs) in 2020 as part of the Reform of Vocational Education. 

All TITOs transferred their standard-setting functions (qualifications, unit standards, and quality assurance) to a Workforce Development Council last year. 

Their remaining training mahi and kaimahi transfer to Te Pūkenga, Wānanga o Aotearoa, or private training establishments.

TITOs transferring to Te Pūkenga do it in two steps:

  1. The TITO becomes a division of Work Based Learning.
  2. Work Based Learning transitions to Te Pūkenga.

Kaimahi from 9 TITOs transferred to Work Based Learning over the last 15 months:

TITO Transfer date
Competenz 2 August 2021
Connexis 1 September 2021
BCITO 4 October 2021
MITO 1 January 2022
ServiceIQ 1 July 2022
Careerforce 1 September 2022
HITO 19 September 2022
PrimaryITO 1 October 2022
Skills (parts of)* 1 October 2022

* Kaimahi from parts of Skills are hosted by existing divisions and business units in WBL.