student journey

This working group is focused on mapping real life scenarios of how learners can navigate the full spectrum of vocational education, from entry through to training/qualification completion and employment, including movement between work, different modes of training delivery, and providers.

This will enable the new Institute to ensure quality provision which focuses on learners. Only after understanding the learner journey can we design systems and processes which support learners in all their diversity.

Board representative: Dr Sandra Grey

Facilitator: Debbie Preston (Wintec)

Establishment Unit Principal Advisor: Vikki Roadley

Members: Ali Hughes (TANZ); Annette Pitovao (Unitec); Cathy Puanaki (Primary ITO); Faelan Sorenson (Student); Jill Jones (TEU); Dr Michelle Glogau (PICA); Patrick Jones (EIT); Peseta Sam Lotu-liga (MIT); Poihaere Whare (Student); Dr Tepora Emery (TIASA)

What we've done

We had our first workshop on 24 October and developed guiding principles for working together on the co-design process. We shared a range of learner journeys which informed some early mapping work. We identified the interdependencies of this workstream with the other groups, and resolved to share further information with them following each session.

What we're working on this month

Team members are collecting learner journeys across a range of learners. Learners have also been invited to share their journeys with the group at our next session, where our focus will be:

  • common barriers and enablers
  • the human needs behind these
  • possible frameworks and considerations that could support the underlying needs
  • possible design principles

Coming up

An early draft of our recommendations and thinking will be presented to the Establishment Board on 10 December.