Better Public Services

Better Public Services is creating a public sector that responds effectively to the needs and expectations of New Zealanders. The Ministry of Education is the lead agency on boosting skills and employment. We 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.

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: in 2017, 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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About Better Public Services

An overview of Better Public Services, in particular the three target areas the Ministry is charged with.

Better Public Services: Boosting skills and employment

How the Ministry of Education will deliver on the government's priorities for boosting skills and employment.

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