CMR for Environment Māori and Whenua [Ref: 0166]
Review of NZQA Māori Qualifications Services CMR
NZQA Māori Qualifications Services has completed the review of the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) above.
Date new version published August 2020
The next CMR review is planned to take place during 2024.
Summary of Review
This review was required as part of the ongoing maintenance of the CMR. The CMR for Environment Māori and Whenua had not been reviewed for some time and required updating.
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 subfield 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 in 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 September 2020.
Moderation system requirements will apply with effect from September 2020.
Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) for NZQA Whakaruruhau Environment Māori, Whakaruruhau Mana Wahine, Whakaruruhau Reo Māori Media, Whakaruruhau Tikanga, Whakaruruhau Whenua [Ref: 0166]
Consent and Moderation Requirements for Environment Māori and Whenua [Ref: 0166]
· Some new sections were added as a result of updating to the latest CMR template.
· Standards classified in the Te Mātauranga Māori Whānui domain were transferred from this CMR to CMR 0091, with changes to their requirements for consent to assess.
· Standards classified in the domains under the Reo Māori Media subfield were transferred from this CMR to CMR 0106, with changes to their requirements for consent to assess.
· Standards classified in the Hauora domain were transferred from this CMR to CMR 0165, with changes to their requirements for consent to assess.
· Standards classified in the domain Te Aho Wahine, and in the domains under the Te Ara Nunumi - Bereavement Pathways Māori and Tikanga subfields were transferred from this CMR to CMR 0237, with changes to their requirements for consent to assess.
Requirements for Consent to Assess (RCA)
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 of organisations to have policies and procedures guaranteeing provision of appropriate support for programmes with research components was added.
· 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 skills and knowledge at least one level in advance of the consent to assess level being sought
- teaching staff have 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 providers have policies and procedures around support for students was amended to ensure such support is “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.
· 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 in 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 system section was updated to reflect current practice.
· Materials required for moderation was made a section on its own (taken from the Moderation system section) and updated to outline what must be submitted (for both schools and TEOs), including learner samples.
· Reporting section was updated and now includes querying moderation reports (previously clarifying moderation reports), and feedback on the national external moderation system.
· Funding section now includes reference to Best Practice Workshops and the rate charged for additional support or activities was updated (reflects the fees rate introduced on 1 July 2018).
· Appeals section updated, referring organisations to the NZQA website for guidance.
· Links to documents on the NZQA website were added and/or updated.