Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


New support for public sector work-based training

New support for work-based training in the public sector

The Government is to provide better support for work-based training within the public sector, State Services Minister Trevor Mallard and Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey announced today.

Work-based training provided for state sector employees through Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) will be paid for from the Industry Training Fund from July 2001. The Industry Training Fund subsidises structured industry leading to nationally-recognised qualifications up to level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework (national certificates). An additional $23 million was provided in the Budget over the next four years for industry training, bringing the total Industry Training Fund allocation to $70.7 million per year from 1 July 2001.

"Systematic work-based training is not currently available across the public sector. The Government is moving to remedy this in line with our commitment to build up the capability of public organisations and to boost the skills of state sector staff.

"Employees doing comparable jobs in the private and public sectors will now be able to benefit alike from industry training arrangements leading to national qualifications.

"Industry Training Organisations set standards, design national qualifications and manage systematic work-based training for their industries. The Government has already provided short-term assistance for the Public Sector Training Organisation (PSTO) to support its basic operations. Access to the Industry Training Fund will enable PSTO to broker training services for state sector staff.

"In addition the Government is committed to full state sector participation in our new Modern Apprenticeships programme. We will shortly be announcing the details of Modern Apprenticeship programme pilots which will run over the remainder of 2000," the Ministers said.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Legal Issues: Gordon Campbell On The Commerce Commission Fuel Report

Yesterday’s interim Commerce Commission report on the fuel industry will do nothing to endear the major oil companies to the New Zealand public.

Apoparently, the fuel industry is an oligopoly where the Big Three (BP, Mobil and Z) that import 90% of this country’s fuel also control the supply, pricing, profit margins etc etc, from wharf to petrol pump, thereby all but throttling genuine competition at every stage along the way. More>>


Emergency Govt Bill: Overriding Local Licensing For The Rugby

“It’s pretty clear some clubs are having difficulty persuading their district licensing committees to grant a special licence to extend their hours for this obviously special event, and so it makes sense for Parliament to allow clubs to meet a community desire." More>>


Leaving Contract Early: KiwiBuild Programme Losing Another Top Boss

Ms O'Sullivan began a six-month contract as head of KiwiBuild Commercial in February, but the Housing Ministry has confirmed she has resigned and will depart a month early to take up a new job. More>>


Proposed National Policy Statement: Helping Our Cities Grow Up And Out

“We need a new approach to planning that allows our cities to grow up, especially in city centres and around transport connections. We also have to allow cities to expand in a way that protects our special heritage areas, the natural environment and highly productive land." More>>


Ombudsman's Report: Ngāpuhi Elder 'Shocked' By Conditions At Ngawha Prison

A prominent Ngāpuhi elder is shocked to find inmates at Ngawha Prison are denied water and forced to relieve themselves in the exercise yard... Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has released a report highly critical of conditions at the Northland prison. More>>


Promises: Independent Election Policy Costing Unit A Step Closer

The creation of an entity to provide political parties with independent and non-partisan policy costings is a step closer today, according to Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Associate Finance Minister James Shaw. More>>


School's In: Primary And Intermediate Principals Accept New Offer

Primary and intermediate school principals have voted to accept a new settlement from the Ministry of Education, which includes entrenched pay parity with secondary principals. More>>


IPCA On 'Rawshark' Investigation: Multiple Police Failings In Hager Searches Confirmed

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the Police's unlawful search of Nicky Hager's property in October 2014 resulted from an unwitting neglect of duty and did not amount to misconduct by any individual officer... More>>


Broadcasting Standards: Decisions On Coverage Of Mosque Attacks

The Authority upheld one of these complaints, finding that the use of extensive excerpts from the alleged attacker’s livestream video on Sky News New Zealand had the potential to cause significant distress to audiences in New Zealand, and particularly to the family and friends of victims, and the wider Muslim community. More>>

PM's Post-Cab: Bad Mail

Cabinet was updated on the process around prisoners sending mail, following the accused Christchurch gunman sending letters that "should have been stopped". All mail of "high concern prisoners" will now be checked by a specialist team and a changes to the legal criteria for witholding mail are expecting to go to a cabinet committee in this parliamentary session. More>>




InfoPages News Channels