CoVEs (Centres of Vocational Excellence) are a key feature of the Reform of Vocational Education (the RoVE). The RoVE is a major Government-led reform being implemented by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC).
CoVEs will play an important role in the vocational education system. As part of the structural changes being made, the CoVE will work closely with their Constituent Industries and Associated Employers, Workforce Development Councils, Regional Skills Leadership Groups, Te Pūkenga (the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology) and other CoVEs.
The CoVEs will receive funding from the TEC for 5 years to support the growth of excellent vocational education.
The Food and Fibre CoVE and the Construction and Infrastructure CoVE were announced in 2020 by the Minister of Education as the first two CoVEs to be launched.