At the Special General Meeting held on February 22, 2021, HITO members voted that terms of office for current Board members could be extended while the Reform of Vocational Education takes place.

The following clause will be added to HITO’s Constitution:

Clause 15.10b Extension to the Term of Office: The Chairperson role can be extended for a further three years exceeding the maximum three consecutive terms detailed in Clause 15.10 while the legislative changes made in 2020 as part of the Education (Vocational Education and Training Reform) Amendment Act 2020 are in place. The Act provides for existing ITOs to be recognised by the Minister as transitional ITOs so that their activities can continue during transition. The extension of the Chair’s term of office will be for three years or until the organisation no longer is in existence which ever is the shorter period.

Other elected and appointed Board members who have reached their maximum term of office may by a majority vote of the Board also extend their term of office by a further three years or until the organisation is no longer in existence, which ever is the shorter period.

Read the minutes of the meeting (these will remain draft until approved at the next Board Meeting).

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