Qualifications and standards

Pacific Island Early Childhood Education (PIECE) unit standards

NZQA National Qualifications Services is reviewing Pacific Islands Early Childhood Education (PIECE) unit standards.

We thank those who provided consultation feedback on the proposal to expire 21 PIECE unit standards, which closed 31 July 2017, and to those who provided pre-review input to the upcoming review of 38 PIECE standards.

Proposed expiry of Pacific Island Early Childhood Education (PIECE) unit standards

Further to the July 2017 consultation feedback, NZQA National Qualifications Services will be expiring the following 21 Level 5 and 6 Pacific Islands Early Childhood Education (PIECE) unit standards due for review in 2017. The proposed expiry date will be 31 December 2019.

Subfield

Domain

ID

Pacific Islands Early Childhood Education

Cook Islands: Te Punanga Reo Kuki Airani

12641, 25009, 25256

Fiji: Na I Taukei Mai Viti

12657, 12659, 25010, 25257

Niue: Kautaha Aoga Niue

12668, 25248, 25249, 25258

Samoa: A'Oga Amata

12680, 25250, 25259

Tokelau: Ofaga o te Gagana Tokelau

25251, 25252, 25253, 25260

Tonga: Akoteu

12695, 25254, 25255

These standards have not had results reported in the past five years, and it seems unlikely that they will be required as assessment tools towards the new ECE qualifications or for another purpose. These are the only current standards in the six domains, as all other standards in these domains have expired.

Upcoming review of Pacific Island Early Childhood Education (PIECE) unit standards

NZQA National Qualifications Services is about to review the following 38 Pacific Islands Early Childhood Education (PIECE) unit standards due for review in 2019. These standards were revised and rolled over in 2015 to maintain the achievability of current National Certificates and minimise the impact on providers and learners during the transition to New Zealand qualifications.

Subfield

Domain

ID

Pacific Islands Early Childhood Education

Pacific Early Childhood Education: Curriculum

18780-18785, 18789, 18792, 26353-26355, 26694-26697, 26747

Pacific Early Childhood Education: Family

18797, 18798

Pacific Early Childhood Education: Management

18800, 18803-18806, 26698

Pacific Early Childhood Education: Professional Development

18794, 18795

Pacific Island Early Childhood Education: Cultural Support

23412-23423

The purpose of the review is to ensure the unit standards are aligned to the needs of all audiences, including those in schools and in tertiary contexts, and in relation to the New Zealand Early Childhood Education qualifications or for other purposes. The review is scheduled to begin later this year.

We are interested in your views before we start, and invite you to respond using the feedback form (DOCX, 182KB).

We will be inviting expressions of interest in being involved in the working group to undertake the review of the standards at a later date.

Please send any feedback to ece.review@nzqa.govt.nz.

Contact

To submit feedback or if you wish to receive email updates, and/or make contact regarding the Pacific Islands Early Childhood Education (PIECE) unit standards, please email ece.review@nzqa.govt.nz.

 
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