Education, Qualifications and Skills

The Ministry is dedicated to building and strengthening Education, Qualifications and Skills in Pasifika communities.

The key priorities for the Ministry in this space are to provide accessible opportunities for Pacific peoples, to advise and guide Pacific people to these opportunities and ensure Pacific people enter the New Zealand schooling system well informed and well equipped.

Programmes offered by the ministry are:

  • Toloa STEM

The Ministry was able to effectively advocate for our Pacific people to ensure their participation in our Early Childhood Education programmes increased and school leavers reach the NCEA Level 2 criteria that sets a solid foundation for future progression.

These results came from the Ministry’s ability to utilise the expertise of other active agencies in this field, and the ability to engage with Pacific parents and families with a Pacific approach through language.