Assessment Support Materials: Whakairo

These resources were reviewed and updated in March 2016 to support the interpretation of the Te Ara Tauira Whakairo unit standards and to show how Merit and Excellence grades in these unit standards can be meaningfully assessed.

These materials are intended as a guide only and it is expected that assessors or tutors will adapt them and develop assessments that are relevant to the context that their assessment occurs in.

NZQA would like to acknowledge the efforts of all those whose work and experience have yielded this practical resource.

Te Ara Tauira Whakairo
Level 1
23005 Demonstrate knowledge of carving

Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 931KB)
Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 2MB)

23006  Demonstrate knowledge of how a carver shows meaning in their carvings

Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 957KB)

Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 1.7MB)

23007  Demonstrate knowledge of carving designs and their meaning

Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 1.8MB)

Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 1.6MB)

23008 Describe carved images, objects, and their uses

Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 930KB)

Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 2MB)

Level 2
23009 Identify and apply Māori art conventions, design elements and principles to explore whakairo

Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 872KB)

Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 3.6MB)

23010 Generate, develop and refine visual ideas in whakairo

Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 1.1MB)

Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 1.6MB) (DOCX, 1.1MB)

23011 Demonstrate knowledge of whakairo production for meaning, intention, function and an artist's methodologies

Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 873KB)

Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 2.7MB) (DOCX, 873KB)

23012 Demonstrate knowledge of function and significance to explore the value of whakairo

Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 868KB)

Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 3.1MB)

Level 3 
23013 Apply Māori art conventions, designs and practices to develop whakairo

Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 871KB)

Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 2MB)

23014 Develop ideas to create whakairo

Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 1.1MB)

Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 3MB)

23015 Examine meaning in particular whakairo situations

Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 872KB)

Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 2MB)

23016 Examine and interpret change in particular whakairo situations

Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 869KB)

Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 3.1MB)

For the most up to date unit standards available in subfield Whakairo, please check the NZQA website.

For further information, contact Māori Qualifications Services.

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