Help Shape Te Pūkenga and the Future of Vocational Learning in Aotearoa

Kia ora, 

At Te Pūkenga we are focused on transforming vocational learning in Aotearoa and putting ākonga/learners at the centre of that transformation. Many different ākonga, kaiako/teachers and support staff, employers, and groups in the sector, community or industry have shared their thoughts and ideas to help begin the mahi/work of designing Te Pūkenga and the future of vocational learning. 

Now it’s your turn!

We want to share the mahi that has been done with everyone who has their own experiences to share. Feedback from many diverse voices will help us refine what Te Pūkenga does, how and where. It will also ensure that Te Pūkenga serves all people in Aotearoa equally and furthers our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.  

Please tell us what you think at

This is the online space for Te Pūkenga, where everyone can access the mahi that has been done and provide feedback. It’s vital that we hear from as many diverse voices as possible.

Simply sign up and get started sharing your thoughts and viewpoint with us and others. 

We have provided questions in the space under eight topics aligned to the ākonga journey. These topics are: 

> Transitions and Pathways
> Enrolment and First Days
> Ako and Learning Experience
> Care and Relationships
> Employer Value
> Equity: Māori Learners
> Equity: Pasifika Learners
> Equity: Learners with Disabilities

The Our Journey space is available 24/7 and will be open for comments until Friday, 19 March 2021.

Why should you get involved?

By sharing your voice in the Te Pūkenga collaboration process you will help ensure that Te Pūkenga serves all the people of Aotearoa and positions everyone equally for success. You will also leave a legacy for your own family/whānau: you will ensure your tamariki and theirs for future generations will be able to access vocational education and be supported in the career they choose. 

This is the first time in Aotearoa—and possibly the world—that a national educational institution has been designed for ākonga with ākonga, along with other key participants including employers, kaiako and support staff. This is your opportunity to be part of something truly significant!  

We look forward to hearing your voice.  

Merran Davis
DCE Transformation & Transition
Te Pūkenga