ConCOVE Projects

In progress

Workforce journey indicators data dashboard    

A data project to understand how people navigate into, through and out of the construction and infrastructure workforce.



Offsite manufacturing workforce forecast

The project aims to forecast the size of the workforce required with offsite manufacturing skills, by quarter, by region, across the next 5-10 years.   

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A more effective model of support for Māori Level 4 Carpentry apprentices – reducing the time it takes to get qualified

Using kaupapa Māori interventions this project aims to improve the support and delivery of carpentry apprenticeships for Māori thereby increasing the number of qualified Māori builders.

In progress

Where is the front door? An investigation into the workforce entry points within the Construction and Infrastructure sector    

The multiple entry points into the construction and infrastructure sectors will be scoped and mapped, including interventions that support entry into the sector.   

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Framework for Māori in high-skill construction roles

Understanding skills shortages experienced by Māori firms and building a framework to support Māori into high-skill roles in the sector.   

In progress

From skilled industry practitioner to kaiako

Analysing the current kaiako training and support to identify effective practices in classroom-based tertiary education. 

In progress

Supporting technical experts to become work-based trainers

This project will identify key capabilities and good practices that support effective work-based training. We will develop and trial tools and resources that support work-based trainers to improve their practice.  

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Temporary traffic management credentials framework

To gather comprehensive, evidence-based insights from international and national frameworks, models, and literature on Temporary Traffic Management (TTM) and other vocational training systems, which will inform the development of an improved TTM Credentials Framework. 

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The New Zealand quarrying industry’s possible futures toward 2030 

Using a DELPHI and PESTEL study, this research aims to predict the trends that will impact the quarrying industry to guide quarrying practice, inform vocational education, and strategic policy direction.  

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Degree-level apprenticeship systems gap analysis 

The project aims to conduct a systems gap analysis to understand what changes may be required to enable degree-level apprenticeships as a delivery mechanism for VET.

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Environmental competency training

The project aims to ascertain the specific skills required for various roles within the industry in order to meet the government’s environmental goals.

In progress

A Theory of Change for a bystander culture in the NZ construction & infrastructure sector

To facilitate a co-designed Theory of Change (TOC) to underpin the development of a programme of work that will be focused on bystander intervention in the construction and infrastructure sectors.

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Civil and Heavy Engineering construction: A requirement for a robust and reliable training pipeline.

Outline the extent of the skilled labour shortage, delve into the structural factors which may be underlying these issues, explore some conceptual solutions for these problems, and will finally conclude with recommendation to improve the situation in New Zealand.