Otago Polytechnic

2019 Sino-New Zealand Vocational Education Symposium

The 7th Sino-New Zealand Vocational Education and Training Model Programme Symposium, was held on 14-15 October 2019 at Qingdao Technical College, China.

This publication provides symposium proceedings from some of the New Zealand delegation of presenters of the symposium. The New Zealand delegation of presenters for the Symposium were selected by peer review.

The theme of the 7th Sino-New Zealand Vocational Education Symposium was “Educate the Workforce for the Future.” Sub-themes were:

  • Micro-credentialing
  • Modern Apprenticeships
  • Soft Skills
  • 1+X Model

This event was jointly hosted by Qingdao Technical College and Otago Polytechnic with oversight and support from Waikato Institute of Technology and the Sino-NZ Model Programme Directorate. The symposium was partly funded by Education New Zealand and supported by the Chinese Central Institute of Vocational and Technical Education (CIVTE), Ministry of Education, China; the Ministry of Education, New Zealand; and the Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC), as Model Programme lead.

Chief Editor: Trish Chaplin-Cheyne, Director Learning and Teaching, Otago Polytechnic

Editor: Tony O’Brien, Sino-New Zealand Model Programme Director, Waikato Institute of Technology