investment advice to TEC for 2025

We want to see investment growth in the following qualifications/credentials:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4) with optional strand in Metal Roof Cladding Installation
  • New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Drainlaying (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Painting and Decorating (Level 4) with strands in Spray Systems, Wallcoverings, and Specialised Coatings Painters
  • Steel Fixing/Reinforcement Installation for Construction and Infrastructure (Entry Level) (Micro-Credential)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Customer Premises Systems (Level 4) with strand in Wireless Systems

We recommend decreased investment in the following qualifications/credentials:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying (Level 3)

We want TEC to consider new providers for the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership) (Level 3)

We want to see TEC investment in the following new qualifications/credentials:

  • Crane micro-credential
  • Exterior Cleaning micro-credential

We also noted the following in our advice to TEC.

For full details, refer to Section F in the complete advice document.

  • Electrical Supply Qualification Reviews.
  • Establishment of 10 Water Entities.
  • The New Zealand Trade & Industrial Waters Forum (NZTIWF) is looking into what a training programme could look like.
  • The progress of our Māori (and Pacific) workforce development plan, which is currently in its ‘insights gathering’ phase.
  • Supervisory skills for construction and infrastructure.
  • Pastoral care and mentorship of work-based learners.
  • Cultural competency and identity.
  • Equity – we want to work with TEOs to focus on specific areas of achieving system-wide equity.
  • Zero carbon – We want to work with partners and industry on this.
  • We want to work with industry to identify sector models that enhance sector leadership capability, particularly on-site leadership.
  • We want to work with industry partners to develop fit-for-purpose programmes to support the delivery of our Trades Essentials micro-credential.
  • We would like to explore the delivery of degree apprenticeships that enable learners to gain a full undergraduate or master’s degree while at work.