Youth transition has been targeted by the New Zealand government as an area for increased policy and programme development and budget support.
The budget and transition package attempts to bring together transition policy and programmes under the rubric of a ‘pathways’ approach to young people moving beyond school.
This acknowledgement of ‘pathways’ recognises the complexity of the school to work transition period in young people’s lives. The notion of ‘pathways’ also broadens the scope of transition policy to include all students, not just those failing academically in school or who have already left school without qualifications.
This chapter focuses on tertiary education provision against a back drop of deregulation and the development of a new National Qualifications Framework.
Book chapter in: Youth transition in a globalised marketplace. N. Bagnall (Ed.). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. p. 99–118