Qualifications and standards

Reviews and developments

NZQA Qualifications Services is responsible for the development, maintenance and review of nationally recognised assessment standards (generic and Field Māori) to support industry, employer, hapū, iwi and Government goals.

Introduction

We work with industry, employers, professional groups, Whakaruruhau and other stakeholders to develop assessment standards that are nationally recognised and fit for purpose. NZQA has two standard setting bodies (SSB) responsible for the quality and credibility of the assessment standards that are submitted to NZQA for listing.

Māori Qualifications Services

Māori Qualifications Services works collaboratively with Whakaruruhau and other stakeholders to develop Mātauranga Māori qualifications, and standards in Field Māori.  MQS also develops assessment support materials for tutors and promotes the uptake of Mātauranga Māori qualifications.

Mātauranga Māori, assessment standards cater specifically to Māori knowledge, pedagogy, and skills, and enable the portability of Māori skills and knowledge within the national education system.

Mātauranga Māori qualifications have been developed with a Māori world view and in consultation with whānau, hapū, and iwi; and with the guidance and expertise of Governance and Working Groups.

In progress

Completed Reviews

2017

2016

2015

Ngā Mahi Ā Te Whare Pora
(listed April)
Ngā Mahi a te Whare Pora
(listed December)
Tourism Māori
(listed May)
Te Mātauranga Māori me te Whakangungu
 (listed April)
Te Mātauranga Māori me te Whakangungu
(listed December)
Wāhi Tapu
(listed June)
Māori Business and Management
(listed April)
Tikanga 
(listed October)
Environment Māori
(listed November)
Taonga Puoro
(listed January)
Manaaki Marae - Marae Hospitality 
(listed September)
Mau Rākau
(listed November)
 
Māori Business and Management
(listed August)
Whenua
(listed November)
 
Hauora 
(listed August)
Hauora
(listed December)
 
Whakairo
(listed August)
Governance of Māori Authorities
(listed December)
 
Māori Business and Management
(listed August)
 
 
Māori Performance
(listed August)
 
 
Reo Māori
(listed January)
 
 
Whakairo (Te Ara Tauira)
(listed January)
 
 
Mana Wahine
(listed May)
 

National Qualifications Services

In progress

Completed Reviews

2017

2016

2015

ALNE and AET and GET (review and development of new unit standards for NZ Adult and Tertiary Teaching qualifications) (listed January)
Accounting - Middle Level (review, revision, and rollover) (listed January)
Computing (revision, rollover and extension of expiry) (listed April)
Communication Skills (review) (listed February)
Business (development of new unit standards for NZ Business qualifications) (listed May)
Core Generic and Communication Skills (review, revision, and rollover) (listed June)
Computing (review and development of new unit standards for NZ Information and Communication Technology qualifications) (listed January)
Business (review, revision, and rollover) (listed March)
ECE and PIECE (revision and rollover) (listed August)
Computing (review)(listed January)
Cervical Screening (review)(listed July)
First Aid (review and transfer of SSB responsibility) (listed August)
Early Childhood Education (ECE) (review and development of new unit standards for NZ ECE qualifications) (listed April)
Financial Capability - previously Personal Financial Management (review) (listed July)
Legal Studies (review) (listed August)
English for Academic Purposes (Level 4) (review) (listed May)
Mathematics and Work and Study Skills (review) (listed June-July respectively)
Niue Arts (expiry) (listed July)
Generic Design (review) (listed February)
Small Business (review)(listed May)
Service Sector - Core Skills (review and transfer of SSB responsibility) (listed September)
Literacy and Numeracy (review) (listed May)
Tongan Arts and Crafts (review and expiry)(listed March)
 Supported Learning (review) (listed November)
Project Management (review and development) (listed July)
Vagahau Niue (review and development) (listed November)  
Small Business (review and development) (listed July)
   

Find more information

The assessment standard review structure

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Contact

For further information, please email either National Qualifications Services or Māori Qualifications Services.

 
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