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Kōtui kōrero – a conversation with Te Pūkenga

Our Te Pūkenga Leadership Team will be co-hosting a series of in-person kōrero with subsidiary staff and learners across Aotearoa in June and July.

Kōtui Kōrero at Southern Institute of Technology on 24 June has been postponed. A number of Te Pūkenga staff are based or have been in the Wellington region recently and will be following Covid-19 Level 2 restrictions, including those related to social distancing and gatherings. We will reschedule this event in due course.

Te Pūkenga leadership will visit sixteen locations across Aotearoa over the four weeks beginning Thursday 10 June to connect with subsidiary staff and learners.

Each session will include an update on mahi which has been happening over the last six months and some details on what the next six months may look like. The sessions will include plenty of time for questions.

Hosted at
21 June 2021 12.00pm Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland
22 June 2021 10.00am Open Polytechnic Te Awakairangi | Lower Hutt
22 June 2021 12.00pm Wellington Institute of Technology* Petone
23 June 2021 11.00am Otago Polytechnic Ōtepoti | Dunedin
Southern Institute of Technology Waihōpai | Invercargill
29 June 2021 12.00pm Waikato Institute of Technology* Kirikiriroa | Hamilton
29 June 2021 10.00am Northland Polytechnic Whangarei
30 June 2021 12.30pm Manukau Institute of Technology Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland
30 June 2021 12.00pm Ara Institute of Canterbury* Ōtautahi | Christchurch
7 July 2021 12.00pm Eastern Institute of Technology* Ahuriri | Napier

to see all of the events and to register please click here 

*Academic Regulations breakout will be held on a different date in these locations:

Hosted at
1 July 2021 1.30pm Unitec Institute of Technology Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland
13 July 2021 12.00pm Ara Institute of Canterbury Ōtautahi | Christchurch
15 July 2021 11.30am Eastern Institute of Technology Ahuriri | Napier
20 July 2021 12.00pm Western Institute of Technology Ngāmotu | New Plymouth
21 July 2021 12.00pm Whitireia New Zealand and Wellington Institute of Technology Porirua
27 July 2021 12.00pm Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Rotorua
29 July 2021 12.00pm Waikato Institute of Technology Kirikiriroa | Hamilton

Breakout sessions

Following the presentation there will be a series of breakout sessions to provide an update and opportunity for further discussion around these three topics.

Operating Model: This is your opportunity to further engage with the Service Concepts which have been created by our Operating Model co-design team over the last six months. The concepts are designed to test what is possible in the future experience of learners and employers. They are not promises, and do not cover the entire experience of all learners and employers. They are ideas that challenge the status quo and respond to research about the unmet needs of learners and employers.

During the session you’ll be encouraged to provide feedback on:

  • The seven service concepts and how they could be improved.
  • What exists in the network that could deliver the service concepts if scaled or delivered consistently well?
  • What existing knowledge, resources or components could be combined or re-purposed to deliver the service concepts?
  • Where might the capability for services exist outside of the network?

Learner Journey: Find out how Te Pūkenga is putting learners at the centre of everything we do, including; what we’ve heard from learners, how learners are shaping the future and how learners can have their say.

Academic Delivery and Innovation: This breakout session will provide an overview of ADI workstreams and potential collaboration opportunities that network partners can link into.  This will lead into an overview of the Regulating for Excellence workstream and introduce the draft Te Pūkenga Academic Regulations.

The team will speak to the development process, underpinning principles, purpose and scope of the regulations, and identify the key changes.  Information on the feedback mechanisms will be provided followed by proposed next steps for the associated academic regulatory framework. Note: In some locations this session is being held on a different day following the series – details are listed above where this applies.


Te Raurau Kaiwhakamahi – a conversation for employers with Te Pūkenga

As part of our ongoing commitment to engage with employers and industry, Te Pūkenga is hosting a series of hui in July. 

We’re visiting seven locations across Aotearoa beginning Tuesday 13 July, with all sessions open to employers, industry representatives and Transitional Industry Training Organisation (TITO) staff.  We will also be hosting two online sessions.

In each session we will present an update on the mahi that has been undertaken over the last six months.  Part of that mahi includes researching and understanding the challenges employers and learners have with the vocational education and training system and how they might be addressed.

We will be presenting the eight service concepts that have been developed by the co-design team which has been helping Te Pūkenga form its operating model.

While these new service concepts have already been tested with a cross section of employers, industry and TITO staff they are now at a stage where we want to test them more broadly. The sessions will run for 2 hours so we can obtain your thoughts and feedback.

Registration is now open for all sessions, click here to view

Dates and locations

See below the dates and times and register for seperate sessions. 

13 July 2021 Whangarei 12pm – 2pm
14 July 2021 Auckland 10am – 12pm
15 July 2021 Tauranga 10am – 12pm
19 July 2021 Wellington 10am – 12pm
20 July 2021 Napier 10am – 12pm
21 July 2021 Christchurch 10am – 12pm
22 July 2021 Dunedin 10am – 12pm
28 July 2021 Online 9.30 am – 10.45 am
29 July 2021 Online 9.30 am – 10.45 am

Note: All venue locations and further detail can be found on the Registration site.

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