FIELD                 MĀORI


Revision of Whakairo qualification


National Certificate in Whakairo (Te Ara Tauira) (Level 3) [Ref: 1590]


NZQA Māori Qualifications Services (MQS) has completed the revision of the qualification listed above.


Date new version published                                                             February 2011


The next qualification review is planned to take place during 2015.


Reason for the revision


The revision of this qualification was prompted by a query regarding the lack of exemptions for people that have gained credit for standards that were replaced by newer standards in this qualification, and their ability to be awarded this qualification.


Main change resulting from the revision


An exemption table has been included to provide exemptions for people who have gained credit for standards 19463-19465.




Version 2 of this qualification was issued following a revision to provide exemptions for standards that were replaced by the newer standards contained in this qualification.  There were no other changes made to the structure or content of the qualification.


Candidates who have enrolled in version 1 of this qualification and who have credit for all of or some of standards 19463-19465 should transfer their results to version 2 of this qualification.


This qualification contains standards that replace earlier standards.  For the purpose of this qualification, people who have gained credit for the replaced standards are exempt from the requirement to gain credit for the replacement standards - see table below.


Credit for

Exempt from


23005, 23006, 23007, 23008


23009, 23010, 23011, 23012


23013, 23014, 23015, 23016


MQS intends that no existing candidate is disadvantaged by the revision of this qualification.  Any person who feels that they have been disadvantaged should contact MQS at the address below.


NZQA Māori Qualifications Services

PO Box 160

Wellington 6015


Telephone              04 463 3000