Qualifications and standards

Review of Quality Management Unit Standards 2019

NZQA National Qualification Services is about to begin a review of the unit standards in Business domain Quality Management.
The standards are available here.

We have received some feedback on the unit standards in response to the pre-review e-mailed invitation in March, and invite further feedback to nqs@nzqa.govt.nz, preferably, but not necessarily, by Tuesday 25 June.

We also invite expressions of interest in participating in the review, either as a member of the review panel or as part of the supporting email network.


Panelists will meet on Tuesday 9 July and/or Wednesday 10 July to examine the current standards and to decide whether/how they need to be amended so that they continue to meet identified needs.  The panel will also meet if necessary on Tuesday 6 August to complete the review and/or to respond to feedback.  After the first meeting we may also conduct conference calls by phone or Skype as seems advisable.

Panelists will also be part of the e-mail network.

Individually, each panelist will:

  • have direct personal experience with Quality Management unit standards
  • understand and be committed to best practice in standards-based assessment
  • have credibility, prestige, and mana within the sector
  • be able to work collaboratively for the common good rather than just for own sector or interests
  • be available for all scheduled panel meetings.

Collectively the panel will, as far as possible, be representative of all stakeholder groups for these unit standards.

If you are interested in being a member of the review panel or wish to nominate someone else, please complete the application form (DOC, 36KB) and send it, with any other information you wish, to nqs@nzqa.govt.nz by noon on Wednesday 5 June.  The panel will be appointed by Thursday 13 June.

We pay a fee for service to panelists, including for phone/Skype conference calls, and we meet all travel and accommodation expenses.


Email consultation network

Members of the email network will receive regular updates with opportunities to contribute feedback, opinions, and ideas. We are happy to add people to the email network at any time.  If you wish to be included in the email network, please send your request to nqs@nzqa.govt.nz.

Contact for the review

Enquiries about the review can be addressed to nqs@nzqa.govt.nz.

Expressions of interest in participating in the review, as a member of the e-mail network and/or as a review panelist should be sent to nqs@nzqa.govt.nz.

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