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Source: Tertiary Education Commission

Last updated 22 November 2021
Last updated 22 November 2021

Transitional Industry Training Organisations (TITOs) are currently responsible for arranging training for people in the workplace.
Transitional Industry Training Organisations (TITOs) are currently responsible for arranging training for people in the workplace.

As part of the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE), the role of supporting workplace-based learning is shifting from the TITOs to other providers (Te Pūkenga, private training establishments (PTEs), and wānanga). After 1 January 2023, these providers will arrange and support work-based training as well as deliver education and training in classroom and online settings, so learners can move seamlessly across the vocational education system.
The qualifications systems functions of all 11 TITOs transferred to the six Workforce Development Councils (WDCs) on 4 October 2021.
Legislative requirements
On 1 April 2020, TEC-funded Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) became Transitional ITOs under the Education (Vocational Education and Training Reform) Amendment Act 2020.
The Act requires all TITOs to develop a plan detailing the transfer of:
setting skills standards, qualifications development, and moderation and assessment activities to the relevant WDCs,
arranging work-based training (including apprenticeship training) activities to providers, and
any relevant assets.
Once the transition plan is approved by the TEC, TITOs must:
implement and maintain the plan; and
support the providers specified by TEC in transferring the responsibility for the activities described in the plan.
Info for PTEs: This information specifically addresses how arranging training could transition to private training establishments (PTEs) only.
TITO Transitions Project
The TITO Transitions Project in TEC is responsible for facilitating and supporting the TITOs to develop and have their transition plans approved. The transition plans outline how the TITOs will transition their arranging training activities to providers.
In approving the transition plans, the TEC works with the TITO to ensure the transition is as seamless as possible for employers, learners and staff currently involved in on-job training and receiving support from the TITOs.
The transition of activities represents the first step towards enabling the integration of on-job, on-campus and online training to occur. The transition of activities must take place before 31 December 2022.
Completed transitions
The following Transitional ITOs have transitioned to new providers.

Date

Transitional ITO

Receiving Provider

What Transferred?

2 Aug

Competenz

Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Ltd subsidiary

Most staff, learners and arranging training functions

2 Aug

Competenz

PTE Skills4Work

Retail meat apprenticeships

2 Aug

NZ Marine & Composites ITO

New PTE Marine and Specialized Technologies Academy of New Zealand (MAST Academy)

Most staff, learners and arranging training functions

1 Sep

Connexis

Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Ltd subsidiary

Most staff, learners and arranging training functions

4 Oct

BCITO

Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Ltd subsidiary

Most staff, learners and arranging training functions

Upcoming transitions

Date

Transitional ITO

Receiving Provider

What Transferred?

1 Jan 2022

MITO

Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Ltd subsidiary

Most staff, learners and arranging training functions

1 Jan 2022

MITO

Marine and Specialized Technologies Academy of New Zealand (MAST Academy)

Small group of industrial textile fabrication learners

1 July 2022

Service Skills Institute (ServiceIQ)

Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Ltd subsidiary

All staff, learners and arranging training functions

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