What is RoVE?


RoVE is the new government instituted Reform of Vocational Education, instituted by the New Zealand Government in 2019.


Until now, Skills Organisation has provided workplace support for ICE learners. As part of RoVE, the role of supporting workplace-based learning is shifting from Transitional Industry Training Organisations (TITOs) to other providers, e.g. Te Pūkenga, private training establishments (PTEs) like ICE, and wānanga.

RoVE is about creating a strong, unified, sustainable, vocational education system that is fit for the future of work, delivering the skills that learners, employers and communities need to thrive.

As part of the seven key changes RoVE will deliver, Industry Training Organisation (ITO) functions will be transferred to a range of education providers by December 2022 – ICE is one of the Receiving Organisations through RoVE.

This transition is planned to happen in three stages, ICE is impacted by the Go Live 2 and Go Live 3 dates:

  • Go Live 1 – 1 July 2022; No programmes transitioning to ICE.
  • Go Live 2 – 1 September 2022; Appliance Servicing, Customer Premise Systems, Electrical Equipment in Explosive Atmospheres, Electronic Engineering, Electronic Security, Motor Rewinding, Roofing and Switchgear Fitting programmes transitioning to ICE.
  • Go Live 3 – 1 October 2022; Plumbing, Gasfitting & Drainlaying programmes transitioning to ICE.

ICE learners who are currently active Skills Organisation trainees in our system will transition to ICE as a receiving organisation based on their current block course provider or where the industry has chosen to transition to.

Skills staff will also be transitioning to the receiving organisations as part of the change. This means that learners may or may not have the same Account Manager after transition.

Other things that will change are:

  • Contact details (phone number and email address) for support, and
  • New login details for online learning / assessments work.

ICE will send important information to its trainees nearer transition.

You can find out more about RoVE here.

RoVE Communications:

Information for Employers – 18 August 2022

Information for Apprentices – 18 August 2022

Information for Assessors – 18 August 2022