The New Zealand economy has added 35,000 more jobs in the last quarter alone,” says Mr Joyce. “We now have the second highest employment rate in the entire OECD. This gives us a great platform to work with employers and other stakeholders to lift employment for people of all ages to levels we haven’t seen before.” . . . more
A delegation of representatives from OECD countries including Ireland, Greece, Japan, Turkey and Mexico are holding their annual meeting in New Zealand this year, to share information on effective learning environments. . . . more
Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy has intervened in the debate about foreign students, warning Kiwis about showing "casual racism" towards them.
Dame Susan told Newshub she is concerned about the way some Kiwis are blaming the 125,000 students here for taking low-paid jobs off New Zealand's young people. . . . more
New Zealanders have scored highly in an international survey on financial knowledge, behaviours and attitudes.
The results were released on Wednesday at the Global Symposium on Financial Education in Auckland.
While the French scored highest for overall financial literacy (scoring 14.9 out of 21, compared to the OECD average of 13.7), New Zealanders placed at fifth equal with a score of 14 . . . more
The launch of two new fee-free qualifications in adult education by Open Polytechnic, New Zealand’s leading provider of online and distance learning, are aimed at helping educators lift the skills levels of adults in the workplaces and communities they teach in. . . . more
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today welcomed figures that show the impact of New Zealand’s academic research has been rising when compared with the rest of the world. . . . more
Eight New Zealand universities made the list and five of the universities went up the table in this year's prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings, while the other three held their positions from last year. All eight now sit among the top 600 in the world. . . . more
DualPathways students will be enrolled part-time in secondary school at Year 12 or 13 and part-time in either tertiary education or industry training. The programme will come into effect next year and replaces a small scale Secondary-Tertiary pilot that finishes in December this year. . . . more
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata have today welcomed a report which shows the performance of New Zealand’s education sector, at all levels, compares well with those of other developed countries. . . . more
Education Minister Hekia Parata visited Carmel College in Auckland today to announce funding for new or expanded Asian language programmes at 63 schools across the country.
“Languages are an important tool for our young people to have as they venture out into the world,” says Ms Parata. . . . more
A report released today - Profile & Trends 2015: Tertiary Education Outcomes and Qualification Completions, showed that last year there were 138,000 tertiary qualifications completed by New Zealanders and 22,500 qualifications by international students at tertiary providers across the country. . . . more
“The Education (Update) Amendment Bill is about enabling schools to provide a flexible 21st century education focussed on the achievement of every young New Zealander, says Ms Parata . . . more
Education Minister Hekia Parata has today officially launched the Education Review Office’s new school evaluation indicators which identify effective practices to achieve equity and excellence for all children. . . . more
We want to make the process of applying for Education New Zealand (ENZ) scholarships that little bit easier. . . . more
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today welcomed a report which shows the revenue from New Zealand’s education services delivered offshore rose to $171 million last year, an increase from an estimated $104 million in 2012. . . . more
New resource, including an app, to strengthen teaching and learning in reading, writing and maths. . . . more
Quality Tertiary Institutions - Nga Wananga Kounga - is the new name for the private tertiary education sector peak body Independent Tertiary Institutions - Nga Wananga Motuhake. QTI represents twelve, large, high-quality Private Training Establishments (PTEs) . . . more
A new initiative aims to break down stereotypes and challenged preconceived ideas to show girls at the year seven and eight levels that technology can provide an endless exciting career opportunities. . . . more
Education providers who pay agents in India to recruit students for them with fraudulent documents could face being shut down. . . . more
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata have today announced the launch of ‘FindMyPath’, a new website to help young people explore qualification pathways and figure out what they should study to achieve their career goals. . . . more
Tertiary Education Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today announced that the Workplace Literacy and Numeracy fund will be extended to include industry trainees. . . . more
A considerable number of Indian students could have gained study visas with false financial documents, Immigration New Zealand says. . . . more
Good news for Gifted Awareness Week 2016! A nationwide research project has been announced around what is actually happening, and what those involved at the coalface really think about the state of gifted education in Aotearoa New Zealand. giftEDnz, The Professional Association for Gifted Education, will be conducting a nationwide research project that will explore the current state of gifted educ . . . more
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today announced a new competitive funding process to allocate up to $35 million in annual tuition subsidies for levels 3 and 4 tertiary education study in agriculture, horticulture and viticulture qualifications. . . . more
A new programme to prepare international students for working in New Zealand workplaces has proved valuable to the first Wellington cohort. . . . more
New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) has expanded the delivery of their renowned early childhood education qualifications abroad with the launch of a new initiative – NZTC Global . . . more
Wellington’s creative community is set to benefit from the build of a new $22.5 million campus which will produce more than 1000 graduates each year to support New Zealand’s flourishing film, creative technology and applied arts industries. . . . more
Budget 2016 will provide $14.4 million over four years for more apprenticeship training, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce announced today. . . . more
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata have today announced Careers New Zealand will become part of the Tertiary Education Commission in a reform which will result in better and more consistent careers information for school students.
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An exciting collaboration between Ara Institute of Canterbury, Otago Polytechnic, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, Eastern Institute of Technology and Universal College of Learning Palmerston North, the online learning service enables the institutes to offer first-rate online education to students across New Zealand. . . . more
Newshub can reveal Immigration New Zealand's office in Mumbai, India is being swamped with hundreds of cases of fraud, with dodgy education agents trying to get students into international schools in New Zealand. . . . more
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today launched the ‘Make the World’ Engineering to Employment (E2E) campaign to encourage more young people into a career in engineering. . . . more
Lessons on digital citizenship are vital when implementing technology in the classroom. That’s the focus of a new whitepaper from NetRef, a specialist in internet management in the education sector, which says that while tech in the classroom can empower a student’s educational journey, it’s important to teach students to make the right choices when it comes to the digital world. . . . more
SAP is bringing its flagship youth innovation programme Young ICT Explorers to New Zealand, hosting an event in Auckland on 8 October in association with Manukau Institute of Technology. Designed to inspire and encourage school-aged children to use technology creatively, the programme invites them to apply what they learn about information and communications technologies (ICT) inside and outside t . . . more
Information technology is one of the highest earning degrees New Zealand tertiary students can study, along with civil engineering. This is according to information the Government has released about income premiums for graduates studying in different disciplines at universities and other tertiary providers. . . . more
Aoraki Polytechnic and the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology have merged to become the Ara Institute of Canterbury. . . . more
Amongst the ideas are several points about education, including introducing coding to New Zealand’s core school curriculum.
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“The summary shows New Zealanders want their kids to succeed academically, to be prepared for work and future life and to be helped to become good citizens. They also want their cultural heritage to be recognised and valued. . . . more
There are more than 100,000 international students who come to New Zealand each year. New Zealand was one of the first countries to adopt a code of practice in 2002. This new code will ensure we remain a world leader in the pastoral care of international students,” Mr Joyce says. . . . more
New Zealand principals have voiced their support for the OECD’s proposed solutions for the education sector. . . . more
NorthTec has become the first international education provider in New Zealand to launch an official Pearson Test of English Academic test centre. . . . more
“The Auckland ICT Graduate School is a collaboration between The University of Auckland and University of Waikato, which will develop post-graduate students who will have the technical, communication, critical thinking, business, and enterprise skills that employers’ value,” says Mr Joyce. . . . more
Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed an OECD study that has found New Zealand teachers are among the world’s most professional.
The Teaching and Learning International Study (TALIS) ranked New Zealand teachers fourth out of 35 participating countries, behind the Russian Federation, Estonia and Singapore. . . . more
The ICT sector is continuing to look rosy according to a new report from the Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce. . . . more
The New Zealand Tertiary College has received special recognition from the Chinese Ministry of Education, receiving acknowledgement as a high quality international education provider. . . . more
School is back and the homework battle is about to begin. But before the first meltdown know this - most primary-aged Kiwi kids only do 15 minutes a night and experts believe there are better ways to learn than endless worksheets. . . . more
The latest student visa dashboards released today shows 2015 has been another strong year for the international education industry – a total of 91,062 student visas were approved, a 13%, or 10,407, increase in approved visas on 2014. . . . more
Increasing costs of education are putting a strain on families, with a new study showing education costs in New Zealand are escalating, with the possibility of schooling costing families more than $300,000. . . . more
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed a report which shows apprentice numbers and completion rates are both up . . . more
Microsoft is creating a new version of Minecraft that’s being purpose-built for use in schools.Minecraft: Education Edition will expand upon classroom-oriented modMinecraftEdu (which Microsoft has purchased), and will be available as a free trial this coming winter . . . more