Education


The Labour leader Andrew Little used his first speech of 2017 to promise three years of free post-school tertiary education and training. Speaking alongside the Greens’ co-leader Metiria Turei at a joint event in Auckland on Saturday, Little touched only briefly on tertiary education in a speech that focused predominantly on housing, and health. Turei used her speech to focus on inspirational women. Little’s speech committed to...

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The Tertiary Education Commission has published a new strategy for improving Pasifika outcomes in tertiary education. The strategy includes a raft of new indicators to assess progress for Pasifika, including targets to improve participation at all levels, particularly in areas with strong labour market and employment outcomes. There is also a specific target to reduce investment in low performing provision by applying the new...

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Fewer Kiwis entering tertiary education

Fewer Kiwis entering tertiary education


Posted By on Jan 26, 2017

Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 2 The number of domestic students enrolled in tertiary education is declining at the same time as loans get bigger and graduates take longer to pay back the money they owe, according to the latest Student Loan Scheme Annual Report. Enrolments in tertiary education have been in steady decline since 2010, when numbers peaked at over 254,000 equivalent full-time students. By 2015 the number had fallen to...

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Aotearoa Tertiary Institute shut down


Posted By on Jan 26, 2017

A privately-owned business training school based in south Auckland has been shut down following an investigation by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. The Aotearoa Tertiary Institute (ATI) was deregistered for breaking rules related to staff competence and student attendance and achievement. More than 200 international students enrolled in level 5 and 6 business and management diplomas at ATI have been offered the chance to...

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The He Toki Apprenticeship Trust’s work to support Māori trainees through their apprenticeships is expanding into the civil construction sector, according to a recent announcement. Working in partnership with City Care and JFC, the expansion will enable the He Toki Trust to support both the Canterbury and Kaikōura rebuild. He Toki, Programme Manager, Kym Hamilton, said the expansion would not only help to get more Māori into the...

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Huge disparities exist between rich and poor countries in access to tertiary education, the United Nations has warned in its latest Global Education Monitoring Report. Across 76 countries, 20 per cent of the richest 25-to 29-year-olds had completed at least 4 years of tertiary education, compared with less than 1 per cent of the poorest. The report’s findings also show that despite global enrolment in tertiary education doubling...

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