Qualifications and standards

Review of Vagahau Niue unit standards

This review is now complete.  Reviewed unit standards have been published and can be accessed by searching for the unit standard's reference number or classification name.

A matrix for the new graded unit standards is available (DOCX, 16KB).


In April 2016 the New Zealand Qualifications Authority’s National Qualifications Services (NQS) began the review of 30 (DOCX, 23KB) Vagahau Niue unit standards (levels 1-4) listed on the Directory of Assessment Standards (DAS).

Following community meetings held in November and December 2015, a Project Advisory Group (PAG) established and a specialist Review Panel appointed.  The Review Panel met in May, developed 15 new graded unit standards at Levels 1-3 and reviewed two Level 4 unit standards.  It was proposed that the remaining Level 4 unit standards be set to expire.

The new graded unit standards have been based on the framework used in other language achievement standards.  A map of existing Level 1-3 unit standard numbers linked to the new graded unit standards is available (DOCX, 18KB).

Assessment Support Material will be published when available.

The PAG members are:

Ane Hunkin

Niue Kaufakalataha Wellington Region (NKWR) Advisory Committee

Birtha Togahai

Director/Toa Matala, Dept of of Education, Alofi Niue

Faama Viliamu

Niue Ogo Motu/Niue Community

Maliaga Erick

Laupapa Trust, Vagahau Niue Radio, Werry Trust

Mele Nemaia

Vagahau Niue Trust

Meleua Ikiua

Vagahau Niue Teacher/Toa Matala, Alfriston College

Rennie Douglas

Vagahau Niue Trust

Ron Hiku Viviani (Chair)

Pasifika Early Learning Foundation, TOA Matala/Community Representative

Rosa Kalauni

Toa Matala, Papatoetoe High School, NZQA contracted National Moderator

Taonefoou Falesima

Kautaha Aoga Niue, Early Childhood Education Professional Development Provider (Te Tautoko mo e Feaki Ltd)

Tifaone Ioane

Niue Language Commission

Walter Togiamua

Manager, Otahuhu Local Board Auckland Council


Please send any comments and/or feedback to National Qualifications Services at nqs@nzqa.govt.nz.

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