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Source: Tertiary Education Commission

The establishment of WDCs is enabled by the passing of the Education (Vocational Education and Training Reform) Amendment Act on 1 April, 2020.
The establishment of WDCs is enabled by the passing of the Education (Vocational Education and Training Reform) Amendment Act on 1 April, 2020.

A secondary legislation called an Order in Council is required to give formal effect to each WDC. 
Public consultation on the six WDC Order in Council proposals took place between 16 December 2020 and 5 February 2021. 
Consultation sought feedback from industry, and others interested in WDCs and vocational education and training from an industry and employer perspective, on each WDC’s proposed name; the industry coverage; and governance arrangements.
Background information about the consultation proposals
WDC Consultation Order in Council Overview table (PDF, 888 Kb)
Service Industries WDC
WDC OiC Consultation Background document – Service Industries WDC (PDF, 866 Kb)
WDC OiC Consultation Proposal document – Service Industries WDC (PDF, 1.2 Mb)
Health, Community and Social Services WDC
WDC OiC Consultation Background document – Health Community and Social Services WDC (PDF, 869 Kb)
WDC OiC Consultation Proposal document – Health Community and Social Services WDC (PDF, 1.2 Mb)
Construction and Infrastructure WDC
WDC OiC Consultation Background document – Construction and Infrastructure WDC (PDF, 859 Kb)
WDC OiC Consultation Proposal document – Construction and Infrastructure WDC (PDF, 1.2 Mb)
Creative, Cultural, Recreation and Technology WDC
WDC OiC Consultation Background document – Creative Cultural Recreation and Technology WDC (PDF, 879 Kb)
WDC OiC Consultation Proposal document – Creative Cultural Recreation and Technology WDC (PDF, 1.2 Mb)
Primary Industries WDC
WDC OiC Consultation Background document – Primary Industries WDC (PDF, 860 Kb)
WDC OiC Consultation Proposal document – Primary industries WDC (PDF, 1.2 Mb)
Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics WDC
WDC OiC Consultation Background document – Manufacturing Engineering and Logistics WDC (PDF, 874 Kb)
WDC OiC Consultation Proposal document – Manufacturing Engineering and Logistics WDC (PDF, 1.3 Mb)
Developing the proposals
The industry-led interim Establishment Boards, appointed in June 2020, worked with the Tertiary Education Commission and industry sectors, peak bodies, educators, Māori business and industry, to engage and provide advice to develop draft content for WDC Order in Council proposals. 
The WDC interim Establishment Boards oversee the industry coverage of:
 Next steps
The six WDC Orders in Council will pass through the formal Cabinet and the legislative processes, and are required to be approved by the Governor-General and ‘gazetted’ or announced. 
The summary of submissions will be made available on this website.
Concurrently to the legislative processes, expressions of interest have been sought for nomination and appointment committees that will recommend and appoint governance members to the WDC. The applications closed on 21 March 2021.  Expressions of interest have also been sought for the WDC governance Council members.  The applications will close on 16 April 2021.
Once the WDCs are established, there will be a transition period until December 2022, to allow time for functions to transfer to the new WDCs.
More information about the processes and timeframes will be provided as we work through the processes.
Contact us: WDCs@tec.govt.nz

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