CCNZ presents Vocational Education submission to Select Committee

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CCNZ presented to the NZ House of Representatives Education and Workforce Select Committee on the Education (Vocational Education and Training Reform) Bill, calling for the legislation to include more of a focus on strong connections with employers and industry, increased recognition of on-job-training and the need to transition trainees into employment sooner. Chief Executive Peter Silcock and Central Regional Manager …

CCNZ submission on RoVE legislation

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Civil Contractors New Zealand made a submission on the legislation governing the Reform of Vocational Education (the Education (Vocational Education and Training Reform) Amendment Bill). Key points from the CCNZ submission were: CCNZ supports the intent of the proposed changes. The vocational education and training system in New Zealand requires major overhaul if it is to be fit for purpose …

CCNZ submission on MBIE Review of Plant, Structures, Working at Heights and Excavations

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Civil Contractors New Zealand made a submission on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Review of Plant, Structures, Working at Heights and Excavations. Key points from the submission are as follows: CCNZ is generally supportive of the proposed changes. The following comments overview CCNZ’s submission:           General The regulations have, in the past, created a …

MBIE plant regulations submissions closing 4 October

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The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is consulting on the regulation of excavation, plant, mobile plant, high-risk plant, structures, working at heights and other industry-related issues under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. Submissions close on 4 October. CCNZ will be making a submission on behalf of members. Let us know if you have any comments on …

Can the RoVE review deliver a stronger employer focus?

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Last week Minister of Education Chris Hipkins announced that the government plans to proceed with its Reform of Vocational Education. CCNZ in its submissions on the review said the proposals had the potential to fix longstanding issues with vocational training and education, despite needing careful management and more recognition of on-job training. It is great to see a more measured …

CCNZ contributes to local government workshops

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Improving procurement processes can make councils a “client of choice” and benefit their staff, the communities they serve, and the contractors they work with. That’s the message CCNZ Chief Executive Peter Silcock gave in a video interview that will be screened at a series of local government workshops being run by the Road Efficiency Group. The interview, conducted with Richard …

CCNZ submission on driver licensing consultation

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CCNZ made a submission on the Draft Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Amendment Rule 2019. This review of driver licensing is of interest to CCNZ members because: • most of our members operate heavy vehicles including trucks as part of their operations • many of our staff are working on our roading network and are therefore exposed to the risks created by …

CCNZ submission on Reform of Vocational Education

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Civil Contractors New Zealand made a submission on the proposed Reform of Vocational Education. In summary: CCNZ strongly agrees the vocational education system requires major changes. The current delivery model for vocational education is not working well and could be improved significantly. CCNZ strongly supports the proposed increased industry and employer engagement and empowerment. We believe one of the critical …

Infrastructure Commission welcome

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Civil Contractors New Zealand welcomes a Government proposal to create Te Waihanga – The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission as the new Autonomous Crown Entity to deliver long term strategy and coordination of infrastructure planning. CCNZ Chief Executive Peter Silcock congratulated the Government on the proposed structure, which acknowledged the need to lift the quality of the procurement process and set …