Qualifications and standards

Review of Adult Education and Training and Generic Education and Training unit standards

Current developments

Consultation on review closes 31 May 2017

Feedback is invited on draft unit standards in the following domains:

  • Delivery of Adult Education and Training,
  • Design and Development of Adult Education and Training,
  • Evaluation in Adult Education and Training,
  • Management of Adult Education and Training,
  • Open, Flexible, and Networked Learning,
  • Research in Education.

See the consultation page for more information.


In 2016, NZQA National Qualifications Services (NQS) conducted a review of unit standards in the AET and GET subfields to support the New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 4) [Ref 2746], and New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5) [Ref 2993].

NQS has now begun the review of the remaining standards in these subfields to ensure the unit standards remain fit for purpose and meet the needs of the sector. A review panel was selected in April 2017 that reflects the balance of the sector. The panel have:

  • expertise in adult education and training
  • understanding of the needs of adult learners
  • commitment to the use of unit standards as assessment tools in programmes
  • commitment to open communication, collaborative problem solving, and team work.

Contact for the review

We welcome questions, ideas and contributions to the review. If you would like to receive information and updates about the review, please email nqs@nzqa.govt.nz and ask to be added to the AET and GET review email network.

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