National Careers System Strategy Action Plan

Te Mahere Mahi o Te Rautaki Pūnaha Aramahi ā-Motu

Last updated 27 September 2023
Last updated 27 September 2023

The Action Plan is the roadmap for how the recommendations within the National Careers System Strategy will be carried out.

It maps the 11 recommendations from the Strategy into 8 priority workstreams. Each workstream contains several actions to support the careers system to move towards the desired future state.

Read the Action Plan (PDF 545 KB)

Action Plan FAQs

Read the National Careers System Strategy (PDF 2.9 MB)

National Careers System Strategy Action Plan (PDF 545 KB)


The implementation of the actions is staggered across two years.

Some actions are foundational – meaning they need to be delivered early as their outputs are required before other actions can be started.

The focus for the first six months will be:

  1. Establish a cross-agency leadership function
  2. Stand-up the monitoring framework of the agencies
  3. Develop criteria for quality careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG).

Implementing the Action Plan

The implementation of the Strategy and its Action Plan is an all-of-government piece of mahi.

As a leader of the careers system, and kaitiaki of the Strategy, the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) will be leading, coordinating and monitoring the implementation of the actions.

The responsibility for implementing the actions sits across several agencies with key roles in the careers system. The Action Plan lays out who the lead agencies for each workstream are – and also notes that whilst those agencies may have ultimate responsibility for the actions, many other stakeholders will feed into the work.

Next steps

TEC will lead and coordinate the Strategy’s cross-agency implementation and will communicate regularly with the Strategy’s stakeholders via our newsletter, providing progress updates and opportunities to work together.

One of the first steps is the development of a governance framework which sets out how the strategic and operational decision-making for the Strategy’s implementation will function. We will be consulting on this shortly and will share the agreed framework as soon as we can.

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