AMAP for Whakairo [Ref: 0082]
Review of NZQA Māori Qualification Services AMAP
NZQA Māori Qualifications Services has completed the review of the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) above.
Date new versions published May 2010
The next AMAP review is planned to take place during 2014.
Summary of review and consultation process
The AMAP has been reviewed to incorporate requirements for accreditation that will ensure that the applicant organisation are responsive to Māori language and cultural requirements, to Māori learning and teaching styles, and Māori aspects of spirituality. Whakaruruhau consultation was undertaken in the review of the AMAP and they have endorsed the new version.
Compliance with new requirements
Accreditation requirements will apply with effect from May 2010.
Moderation system requirements will apply with effect from May 2010.
Accredited organisations will be expected to be able to demonstrate compliance with AMAP requirements from January 2011 onwards.
Main changes resulting from the review
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION (AI)
Standard setting body involvement in accreditation process
Accreditation options have been changed to
Levels 1-4 Evaluation of documentation by NZQA and industry.
Levels 5-8 Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA and industry.
Industry or sector-specific requirements for accreditation
· Criterion 1 - Requirements for applicant organisations have been added to ensure teaching programmes are relevant, structured and purposeful, and include Māori mātauranga and pedagogies relevant to whakairo.
· Criterion 2 - Specific requirements for applicant organisations to ensure administration includes Māori protocols and legislation relevant to the use of physical resources have been added.
· Criterion 3 - Specific qualification and experience requirements, for tohunga whakairo and assessors have been added.
· Criterion 4 - Requirements for applicant organisations have been added to ensure tauira are informed that: skills in the use of Māori language are part of the practice and study of whakairo; and whānau and hapū support for tauira is encouraged.
· Criterion 5 - Requirements for applicant organisations to ensure culturally appropriate support for tauira have been added.
· Criterion 6 - Specific requirements for applicant organisations related to the harvest of natural resources have been added.
· Criterion 7 - The requirement of applicant organisations to develop and use a range of assessments that are culturally appropriate and take account of local whānau and hāpu tikanga and kawa has been added.
MODERATION INFORMATION (MI)
The Moderation Information has been updated to clarify requirements regarding reporting, funding, non-compliance with moderation requirements and appeals.