Consultation with the Allied Trades Institute

As part of the Government’s reform of vocational education (RoVE), BCITO is working with the Allied Trades Institute (ATI) regarding the possible transfer of ‘arranging training’ functions in 2022.

Arranging training covers activities to develop and maintain arrangements for work-based training of flooring learners through employers in the workplace and block courses. At a high level, arranging training includes a broad range of activities, some examples are:

  • collaboration with employers to understand and develop programmes
  • working with employers to sign up their employees into work-based training
  • liaison with employers and apprentices to develop individual training plans
  • ensuring learner achievement and progression towards qualifications
  • arranging for learner assessment against standards
  • working with providers and employers to organise delivery of any off-job training components
  • providing broad support for learners
  • marketing respective flooring careers
  • supporting employers as ‘teachers’ and their employees as learners.

In the interim, the arranging of flooring industry training will be managed by BCITO within Te Pūkenga. On behalf of the Government, the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has provided criteria and information that BCITO and ATI will use to inform the decision-making process. Apprentices and employers can be assured that both BCITO and ATI want the best outcome for industry and learners. If you would like any additional information regarding this initiative please get in touch.

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