FIELD                 ARTS AND CRAFTS


Development of Performing Arts Teaching qualifications


New Zealand Certificate in Performing Arts Teaching (Level 5) [Ref: 3421]

New Zealand Diploma in Performing Arts Teaching (Level 6) [Ref:3435]


Skills Active Aotearoa, on behalf of the Performing Arts Governance Group, has developed the qualifications listed above.


Date new versions published                                                         January 2019


The next qualification review is planned to take place by January 2024.


Summary of review and consultation process


Between 2013 and 2018, a mandatory sector review of qualifications in the Performing Arts sector occurred.  The review encompassed broad consultation with industry and training provider stakeholders to ensure that the new qualifications meet current and future needs.


The review resulted in the recommendation that the qualifications listed above should be developed to ensure the performing arts sector will have qualified people with the skills and knowledge to teach drama, dance, music, and other disciplines in community and professional settings.