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On 1 July 2017, the staff and functions of Careers New Zealand transferred to the Tertiary Education Commission.

Transfer of Careers New Zealand’s functions to the Tertiary Education Commission

11 May 2017

The Minister of Education Hon Nikki Kaye announced today that The Education (Update) Amendment Bill has passed its third reading. The announcement signals the confirmation of the transfer of Careers New Zealand staff and functions to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) on 1 July 2017.

Tim Fowler, Tertiary Education Commission chief executive, says he is looking forward to the upcoming transfer. "This is a great opportunity to use the combined expertise and experience of TEC and Careers New Zealand to strengthen the connection between education and employment. I’m excited about the potential of what we can achieve together. Individually as organisations we’ve been working on separate parts of the careers pipeline; the transfer mandates us to join up our work and deliver better outcomes for New Zealanders”.

In the first instance this is a 'lift and shift' of staff and functions from Careers New Zealand to the Tertiary Education Commission. The legislation gives the Tertiary Education Commission six months to realign the way the organisation works to deliver the new careers functions. During this time there will be no external change to service for either organisation.

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Updated 18 Jul 2019