The ten workstreams below outline the foundational work underway to support the establishment of a new national Institute, a cornerstone of the new vocational education system and one of seven key changes in the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) programme.

Establishment Implementation Plan

Developing a visual plan to share with stakeholders which shows the progress of the ten workstreams and how each contributes to meeting the IST Establishment Board’s objectives.

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Chief Executive Selection

Leading an independent process to appoint a Chief Executive Designate for the new national Institute, in line with State Sector Act requirements and State Services Commission guidance.

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Transitioning ITPs to Subsidiaries

Getting ready to create a new national Institute and convert the 16 current ITPs to subsidiary companies for 1 April 2020 when the legislation comes into effect.

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Day One Operational Requirements

Developing the operating structure to support the new Institute from Day 1. Developing a recommendation for the location of the headquarters via a bid process from the regions.

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Mobilising the New World

Designing and developing recommendations for the future functions of the new Institute, including how to prioritise and implement key aspects of the reform programme.

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Name and Brand

Recommending a name and brand for the new Institute to the Minister of Education, following thorough stakeholder engagement.

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Stakeholder Engagement Model

Developing and implementing suitable engagement models with key partners and stakeholders, ensuring our work supports the wider Reform of Vocational Education programme and follows best practice.

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Board and Subsidiary Governance Model

Establishing an appropriate governance operating model between the Establishment Board and the subsidiary boards, including selection of subsidiary board members after the existing ITP Councils are disestablished when the legislation comes into effect.

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Capital Asset Strategy

Developing a capital assets strategy for the Institute, consolidating existing and planned commitments, and developing a consolidated plan of likely future capital required for both the NZIST and each subsidiary. 

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Implementation Business Case

Producing the implementation business case presented to Cabinet to confirm the direction of travel for delivery of the Reform of Vocational Education RoVE) programme.

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