As of 02 August 2021, the mahi we do to arrange, support and assess work-based training (apprenticeships, traineeships and micro-credentials) transferred to Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Limited (WBL), a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga.
Competenz is now a separate branded business division within WBL.
What is Te Pūkenga?
Te Pūkenga (New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology) is a new, national, tertiary education provider which delivers all classroom, digital, and on-the-job learning.
The creation of Te Pūkenga is the response to the 2019 Government announcement that there would be key changes to the vocational education system, including on-the-job training. These changes are known as the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE).
Te Pūkenga is a merger of the 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics and the 11 transitional industry training organisations (TITOs).
How does this affect our learners and employers?
It’s important to note that our services and qualifications have not changed. Support for employers and learners continues, with the same team members you work with now.
Our qualification standards-setting functions have now been transferred to new entities, called Workforce Development Councils (WDCs). Most of our qualifications and standards will go to the Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics WDC.
This is an exciting evolution for Competenz, and we are proud to have been the first TITO to join the Te Pūkenga whānau.
We are emersed in the journey to reshape and grow vocational education in Aotearoa. This coming together of work-based, online and classroom learning will deliver the best possible outcomes for our employers and learners, who are always at the heart of everything we do.