Māori & Pasifika


Field Māori Assessment Support Materials

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A range of assessment resources is available to help teachers assess students against unit standards listed in the Field Māori section of the Directory of Assessment Standards. Read more »

Field Māori programme development support

Māori Qualifications Services has available a selection of downloadable resources to assist programme developers. Read more »

Mātauranga Māori qualifications and assessment standards

Field Māori gives national recognition to mātauranga Māori. It is one of the classification fields for the Directory of Assessment Standards (DAS) that caters specifically to Māori knowledge, pedagogy, and skills, and enables the portability of Māori skills and knowledge within the national education system.

This image depicts Field Māori. The disciplines, or subfields, within Field Māori are represented by pou (pillars) in the wharenui (meeting house) where knowledge is nurtured. The four cornerstones are Reo Māori (the Māori language), Tikanga (Māori traditions and customs), Ngā mahi a Te Whare Pora (traditional weaving), and Whakairo (traditional carving). See a full sized version.

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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. Read more »

Te Hono o Te Kahurangi quality assurance

Te Hono o Te Kahurangi is the name of a unique whare ako framework and methodology NZQA uses to carry out quality assurance in the non-university tertiary sector.

The framework recognises ākonga choosing to achieve educational success through Mātauranga Māori in a way that reflects their worldview and context.

The framework also contains practices that will contribute to ākonga success in Mātauranga Māori education. Read more »

Māori providers

Just over 40 registered providers identify themselves as Māori providers. These educational institutions deliver Māori subjects, conduct their courses in a Māori environment, or focus specifically on the needs of Māori learners. Read more »

Te Rautaki Māori

On Wednesday 18 July 2012 NZQA launched its refreshed Māori strategy Te Rautaki Māori a te Mana Tohu Mātauranga o Aotearoa 2012-2017 at the Toitū te Mātauranga Symposium, at Te Papa Tongarewa. Read more »

NCEA and the Whānau

NCEA is the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.  It is the main qualification for New Zealand secondary school learners and students and it is a very important qualification. Read more.

NCEA & the Whānau is an information programme that aims to help whānau understand NCEA. Read more »

Māori and the Future State


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Welcome to the Pasifika webpage of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Here you will find helpful information and resources to help support Pasifika learners engaged in the New Zealand secondary education system. Read more »

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