CMR for NZQA Māori Qualification Services – Whakaruruhau Tourism and Whakaruruhau Funeral Services [Ref: 0177]


Review of NZQA Māori Qualifications Services CMR


NZQA Māori Qualifications Services (MQS) has completed the review of the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) above.


Date new version published                                                             November 2019


The next CMR review is planned to take place during 2023.


Summary of Review


This review was required as part of the ongoing maintenance of the suite of CMRs.  The CMR for Tourism and Funeral Services had not been reviewed for some time and required updating from the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) to the CMR format.


Over the last few years, MQS has developed new unit standards as part of the standards review process, to align with the outcomes of some of the New Zealand qualifications in field Māori.  These developments have resulted in MQS rethinking the CMR documents internally.  In doing this, it was decided to review the suite of CMRs to align those requirements that were similar (or which had more commonalities than differences) yet retain individual requirements for those subfields and domains that had distinctive differences.


The Moderation Requirements (MR) section that applies to all CMRs for NZQA National Qualifications Services and Māori Qualifications Services was revised November 2016 to reflect changes to content and links as a result of the introduction of online national external moderation.


Compliance with new requirements


Requirements for consent to assess will apply with effect from November 2019.


Moderation system requirements will apply with effect from November 2019.


Organisations with consent to assess will be expected to be able to demonstrate compliance with the CMR from April 2020 onwards.


MQS will work with organisations that need more lead time to accommodate changes made.


Main changes


Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan for NZQA Māori Qualifications Services – Whakaruruhau Tourism and Whakaruruhau Funeral Services [Ref: 0177-2]

Consent and Moderation Requirements for Manaaki Marae - Marae Hospitality and Tourism Māori [Ref: 0177-3]


General changes

·         Some new sections were added as a result of changing from the old AMAP template to the CMR template.

·         Standards classified in the Te Ara Nunumi - Bereavement Pathways Māori subfield were transferred from this CMR to CMR 0237 (a new CMR), with changes to their requirements for consent to assess.

·         Standards classified in the Manaaki Marae - Marae Hospitality subfield were transferred from CMR 0186 to this CMR, with changes to their requirements for consent to assess.


Requirements for Consent to Assess (RCA)


Standard Setting Body involvement in process for granting consent to assess was amended for consistency with other MQS CMRs.


Industry or sector-specific requirements for consent to assess

·         Criterion 1 – a requirement that ngā kaupapa o Te Hono o Te Kahurangi underpin teaching programmes was added to ensure alignment with the unit standards, qualifications, and teaching and assessment practices.

·         Criterion 2 – a requirement for organisations to have policies and procedures guaranteeing provision of appropriate support for programmes with research components was added.

·         Criterion 3 – references to endorsement of kaitohu and ongoing mentoring for kaiako/ kaitohu were removed.

·         Criterion 3 – requirements were added to ensure:

-     teaching and/or assessing staff have working knowledge of te reo and tikanga;

-     teaching and/or assessing staff are endorsed as having knowledge and skills at least one level in advance of the consent to assess levels being sought;

-     teaching staff have a relevant teaching qualification (or can demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills); and

-     programmes with research components are taught by teaching staff with research supervision experience and expertise.

·         Criterion 5 – requirement that support for students take account of local tikanga and kawa was changed to “respectful, effective, culturally appropriate…”.

·         Criterion 6 – reference to Health and Safety at Work (General Risk and Workplace Management) Regulations 2016 was added, in terms of harvesting natural resources.

·         Criterion 7 – requirement that demonstrated competence in the outcomes of the unit standards comply with local tikanga and kawa was removed.

·         Te Hono o Te Kahurangi – requirement for all providers of field Māori unit standards to show how the kaupapa (principles) of Te Hono o Te Kahurangi are expressed by their organisation was added.


Moderation Requirements (MR)


A separate review of the Moderation Requirements (MR) was undertaken by NZQA in August 2015, and the reviewed version applies to all NZQA CMRs. The MR section was revised November 2016 to reflect changes to content and links as a result of the introduction of online national external moderation, and an updated version has been incorporated into this CMR.

·         Moderation was amended to Moderation Requirements, and the System Structure section was amended to Moderation system and updated to reflect current practice.

·         Materials required for moderation section was updated to outline what must be submitted (for both schools and TEOs), including learner samples.

·         Reporting section was updated to include moderation reports, summary of moderation outcomes, querying moderation reports, and feedback on moderation system.

·         Funding section added, including reference to Best Practice Workshops and the rate charged for additional support or activities (reflects the fees rate introduced on 1 July 2018).

·         Non-compliance with moderation requirements section updated, including specific examples of NZQA actions in cases of ongoing non-compliance.

·         Disputes section updated to Appeals, referring organisations to the NZQA website for guidance.

·         Links to documents on the NZQA website were provided and/or updated.