Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Current reviews

There are no current reviews of Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Pacific Island Early Childhood Education (PIECE) unit standards.  All current PIECE unit standards are expiring.

Upcoming reviews

The next review of ECE unit standards is scheduled for 2021, following the review of ECE qualifications in 2020.

Resources and links

Completed reviews

2019 - ECE & PIECE standards for expiry

Details are available in the June 2019 Review of ECE and PIECE unit standards change report.

NZQA National Qualifications Services (NQS) reviewed the 15 Level 5 and 6 Early Childhood Education (ECE) unit standards and 38 Level 3-7 Pacific Islands Early Childhood Education (PIECE) unit standards, which in June 2019 were approved for expiry.  The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2021.

2017 – Development and review of ECE standards (for NZ ECE qualifications)

Details are available in the April 2017 Review Summary change report.

The suite of 29 new and five reviewed Early Childhood unit standards developed for use as assessment tools for New Zealand Early Childhood qualifications at Levels 2-4 were published in April 2017.  The new ECE standards in subfield Early Childhood Education and Care are numbered from 29852 – 29881. 

2017 – PIECE standards for expiry

Details are available in the November 2017 Review of Pacific Islands Early Childhood Education unit standards change report.

NZQA National Qualifications Services (NQS) reviewed 21 Pacific Islands Early Childhood Education (PIECE) unit standards in 2017.  Further to consultation feedback, NQS expired 21 Level 5 and 6 Pacific Islands Early Childhood Education (PIECE) unit standards.  The last date for assessment to take place was 31 December 2019.

2015 – ECE and PIECE standards revision and rollover

Details are available in the August 2015 Revision and rollover of 37 ECE and 38 PIECE unit standards change report.

Contact

For more information and/or comments regarding these unit standards, please email: nqs@nzqa.govt.nz.

 
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