Reform of Vocational Education (ROVE)

What is ROVE about?

The Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) project contains wide-sweeping reforms and will impact significantly on the Institute of Technology and Polytechnic Sector.    A continued strong presence in tertiary education is essential for the regions of Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti and we will continue strongly in our delivery of education across all our campuses.

The Government announced these reforms in February 2019 and the Government’s consultation phase closed on 5 April.  

The Government received over 1,500 submissions and is now considering these. A final recommendation is being developed and will be presented to Cabinet for decision by mid 2019.  Exact dates are still to be confirmed.

More information on various aspects and in different languages is here.


Information for students and whānau

If you are already studying, then nothing will change for you. You will still receive a recognised qualification at the end of your studies. All the support that’s available to you as a learner will still be available going forward. Depending on the outcome of the proposals, it is possible that if you enrol in ITP courses in 2019 or 2020 you could have your qualification awarded by the proposed New Zealand Institute of Skills & Technology rather than the institution you’ve enrolled with, but we will keep you informed throughout any possible transition.

If you are an international student, you can enrol at EIT with confidence, knowing that New Zealand’s education and immigration systems will continue to support you with your study – whatever form our ITPs take.

If you are thinking of enrolling at EIT, you can continue to do so. You will still receive a first-class education whether you are a domestic or international learner.

If you have further questions click here, or contact your programme co-ordinator.