Better Public Services (BPS)

Better Public Services is creating a public sector that responds effectively to the needs and expectations of New Zealanders. We're the lead agency on boosting skills and employment and work with the Ministry of Social Development to support vulnerable children. Our ultimate goal is to equip young people with the skills to live a fulfilling life and contribute to New Zealand’s economic prosperity.

About Better Public Services

Find out about Better Public Services on the State Services Commission website (external link)

More children in ECE

Target 2: in 2016, 98% of new entrants will have attended early childhood education before they start school.

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More 18 year olds with NCEA Level 2

Target 5: 85% of 18 year olds will have achieved NCEA Level 2 or equivalent.

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More young people with higher qualifications

Target 6: in 2018, 60% of 25-34 year-olds will have a tertiary qualification at Level 4 or above.

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Better Public Services: Boosting skills and employment

Boosting skills and employment is one of 10 challenging results set by the Government and includes Target 5 and Target 6.

Go to the Boosting skills and employment information on the State Services Commission website (external link) .

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