UE and interest-free loans stay - Govt's response to tertiary education report
*In its response to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into New Zealand’s tertiary education system, the Government says it will not be accepting the Commission’s recommendations to abolish University Entrance or reinstate interest on student loans.*
Careers NZ now part of Tertiary Education Commission
*Careers New Zealand (CNZ) is now part of the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), following the passing of the Education (Update) Amendment Act, which took effect on July 1.*
Industry training gets a welcome funding boost
Industry training got a boost today as the Government announced an additional $7 million investment over the next four years.
Budget 2017: Research funding welcomed; teaching & learning, industry training neglected
The sector has welcomed some targets of the tertiary education provision from this year's Budget but pointed out many gaps as well.
Tertiary education Bill passes first reading
The Education (Tertiary Education and Other Matters) Amendment Bill has passed its first reading in Parliament, amid some concerns from the sector.
Abolish UE, add interest on student loans - the Commission's tertiary education report
Calls to abolish University Entrance, introduce interest on student loans, and develop better careers education were among the recommendations found in the Productivity Commission’s final report on New Zealand’s tertiary education system, released today.
Overhaul of careers system announced
The government today announced changes to New Zealand's careers sector that will support students to think about their tertiary education and future employment earlier.
Opinion: No 'easy credits' with Vocational Pathways
Industry Training Federation chief executive JOSH WILLIAMS says we need to look beyond pass rates and focus on the doors that NCEA can open for students.
Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards finalists named
Education Minister Hekia Parata says eleven entrants have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards.
Sector Voices: the biggest challenge facing education
We asked prominent people from within the sector what they perceived to be the biggest challenge currently facing New Zealand education. Here is what they had to say.
What the Commission found
The education sector has had much to say about the Productivity Commission’s eagerly anticipated draft report on its inquiry into new models of tertiary education.
Workplaces: the education of the future
JOSH WILLIAMS, chief executive of the Industry Training Federation, suggests that one way to fix the education system is for workplaces to become the education system.
Research and the real world
Internship programmes for postgraduate students align with New Zealand’s tertiary education strategy as they help connect the dots between postgraduate education and the workplace. Yet where is the funding to support such initiatives? JUDE BARBACK investigates.
Lack of support, disinterest, and high costs: perceived barriers to higher education
JUDE BARBACK considers the findings of a recent survey that reveal high costs, lack of support and lack of interest as deterrents to pursuing tertiary education in New Zealand.
Connecting education with industry
Education Review asks Workchoice Trust chief executive AMANDA WHEELER about why the upcoming Teachers’ Workchoice Day events are such a great form of professional development.
Privacy in the cloud
‘Cloud’ computing is rapidly becoming more than just another buzzword in our digital lives. The expected paradigm shift has implications for schools that are not yet fully understood, and with data integrity on everyone’s mind these days, Education Review, looks at exactly where the buck stops.
Careers education at a crossroads
As schools eagerly await the outcome of last year’s CIAGE (Careers Information, Advice, Guidance and Education) review and what changes it might bring, Education Review takes a look at what tools and services are currently paving the way for students.
NCEA vs other systems: the downside of picking sides
The 10th anniversary of NCEA reveals there is still division in the ranks, with many elite schools offering alternative options for students.
The focus of CPIT's research month: Practical research solutions
CPIT’s research month in August highlighted the institute’s focus on practical research that can be applied in workplace settings across a range of sectors.
Pathway of the poor
JUDE BARBACK talks to Australian expert, Dr John Polesel, about the need for quality, structured, and well-resourced vocational education and training programmes at secondary schools.