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 closes on March 27, which is a six week period.  

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

EIT needs your support – have your say

Information for students and whānau

Your student voice is important.  Please take time to make a submission – there are various options as you will see below.

You are likely to have questions, if you don’t find an answer here, contact Glen Harkness,



EIT needs your support – have your say


EIT response to ROVE

You can read our broad response to ROVE in our stakeholders’ brief

With only a six-week timeframe to develop our submission, we have been working solidly to develop our submission, all the while continuing to provide our educational services to students.

Numerous staff meetings have been held to explore all ideas. Members from across our campuses have joined work stream committees to consider aspects of our submission. Feedback has been sought from students through student bodies and received from individuals.

Team members have met personally with community leaders to brief them on what is proposed and the impact this may have on EIT and our ability to continue to meet the industry skills needs of local employers.

This is what we’ve had to say publicly

EIT will input to education reforms 
ITPs to support consultation and co-design process
A journey without a specific destination for the ITP sector?

Have your say to support EIT

We only have until 27 March to make the Government understand why a continued strong presence in tertiary education is essential for the regions of Hawke’s Bay and Tarāwhiti.

Please make time to support us. There are a variety of ways – quick and more comprehensively, to share your views.

Here’s the Have your Say options:

  1. If you have ideas that you would like to contribute to EIT submission please email Glen Harkness
  2. Online survey – you can answer as many questions as you think are relevant
  3. Short questionnaire (based on the Government’s ROVE consultation discussion document)
  4. Short feedback submission on just the three main proposals
  5. Short feedback submission – te Reo Maōri version 
  6. Email your views to
  7. Or post to:

    Reform of Vocational Education
    Tertiary Education Commission
    PO Box 27048
    Wellington 6141
    New Zealand