Corporate documents and publications
Te Pūrongo ā-Tau | Annual Report 2022 was tabled in Parliament on 1 August 2023. To view, see Te Pūrongo ā-Tau | Annual Report.
Te Pūkenga Annual Report 2021 was tabled in Parliament on 22 June 2022. To view, see Te Pūkenga Annual Report 2021.
Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Annual Report 2021 is available to view. To view, see Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Annual Report 2021.
Te Pūkenga Annual Report was tabled in Parliament on 21 May 2021. To view, see Te Pūkenga Annual Report 2020.
Whakairohia he toki, tāraia te anamata | Learning with purpose, creating our futures
Our Briefing to the Incoming Minister (BIM) was provided to Hon Jan Tineti shortly after her appointment as Minister of Education, in February 2023.
Te Pūkenga BIM was intended to build on the Minister’s understanding of our role in the tertiary education system in New Zealand. It provides an overview of how we operate in line with current expectations set by the Minister of Education and an outline of our functions and Charter, as defined by legislation.
Please note information contained in the BIM was relevant as at February 2023 and will be subject to change as our work progresses.
Read the Briefing to the Incoming Minister
Te Pūkenga Transitional Statement of Intent 2021-2024 committed Te Pūkenga to (amongst other things) undertaking an external review on the effectiveness of Council (‘the Review’). Accordingly, in late 2021 the Council initiated the Review pursuant to an agreed Terms of Reference that focused on Te Pūkenga governance framework, its effectiveness, alignment with best practice, its fitness for purpose and any areas identified for improvement.
Dame Karen Sewell and Belinda Clark were appointed to undertake the review.
The Reviewers provided their final report to management in May 2022. A link to the Review report and terms of reference is available here:Te Pūkenga Governance Review report.
This summary of the 2023-2025 Investment Plan for Te Pūkenga sets out how we will support the Government’s goals for building a proactive, sustainable and inclusive economy and improving the wellbeing of all New Zealanders.
The Minister of Education has outlined Crown funding arrangements in his NZIST Funding letter.
In May 2020, we published seven Mobilising the New World interim reports and invited feedback. We’ve now summarised that feedback to produce the Mobilising the New World Summary of Feedback. This valuable feedback, that NZIST’s Council has reviewed, can now be used as additional input for the transformation of New Zealand's vocational education sector, including informing the development of NZIST’s operating model.
About Mobilising the New World
Seven working groups consisting of 76 people from across the vocational education sector were established by the IST Establishment Board to consider the future of the vocational education once NZIST came into existence. The working groups were asked to think about the future of the provision of vocational education.
While the world has shifted due to the 2019 COVID-19 pandemic since these reports were compiled, they are still relevant and important as we navigate our way towards a different way of providing vocational education.
The Mobilising the New World Reports can be found here:
The Education (Pastoral Care Code of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021 (the Code), sets the outcomes and requirements that we must meet to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all domestic and international ākonga, this includes work-based ākonga and residents in student accommodation. It covers all aspects of pastoral care and is a legislative requirement across Aotearoa New Zealand, administered and monitored by NZQA.
The Code is a key tool we are using to make sure ākonga are at the centre of everything we do.
We have a significant work programme underway that will see the Code embedded in our systems, processes and day-to-day mahi. In 2023 we’re focusing on:
- Building the structures and supports to better engage with ākonga and have them involved in decision making.
- Completion of our first Te Pūkenga wide self-review report of compliance to the Code. This outlines the quality of pastoral care we provide in multiple work-based, online, face-to-face and residential environments, and enables us to identify any areas where practice needs improvement.
- Building kaimahi capability so we all know and understand the Code and what it means to us both as an organisation and in our day-to-day mahi.
View a copy of Te Pūkenga Pastoral Care Policy
Te Pūkenga Ākonga Pastoral Care Code Framework
- We have developed a framework that outlines the six strategic shifts we are making as an organisation to comply with the Code.
- The Framework provides a structure that allows for diversity in services and support for ākonga, as well as promoting the aspirational nature of the Code.
- We will use the Framework and our annual self-review report to identify which areas we need to focus on each year to increase our Code compliance and improve ākonga wellbeing and safety.
View a copy of Te Pūkenga Ākonga Pastoral Code Framework
Self-review report and attestation
- This self-review report of 2022 pastoral care presents a high-level organisational view of ākonga wellbeing and safety systems throughout Te Pūkenga, and is underpinned by detailed business division self-reviews.
- Every aspect of pastoral Care Code (of Practice) is examined through the self-evaluation process. This self-review report presents the aggregated visual data and commentary for each outcome, associated processes and a national action plan for prioritised improvements. This report shows that overall, Te Pūkenga provides effective and Code compliant pastoral care to ākonga across the motu.
The Code supports Te Pūkenga mahi
Pastoral Care Code Resources
The 2022 Statement of Performance Expectations was submitted to the Minister of Education on 24 February 2022 and set out the performance expectations for Te Pūkenga for 2022.
This Transitional Statement of Performance Expectation 2021 was submitted to the Minister of Education on 4 February 2021 and sets out the performance expectations for Te Pūkenga for 2021.
The 2023 Statement of Performance Expectations was submitted to the Minister of Education in Dec 2022 and sets out the performance expectations for Te Pūkenga for 2023.
This Transitional Statement of Intent was submitted to the Minister of Education on 4 February 2021 and sets out the strategic intentions for Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology for the period 2021-24.
Our legal framework
We were established as a Crown Entity on 1 April 2020 by legislative enactment. You can read about the legislation that guides us and our Charter here.
We are guided by these Acts:
- Education and Training Act 2020 (the Education Act)
- Crown Entities Act 2004 (the Crown Entities Act)
- Public Sector Act 2020 (the Public Sector Act)
- Public Finance Act 1989 (the Public Finance Act)
- Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA)
- Official Information Act 1982 (OIA)
- Privacy Act 2020 (Privacy Act)