Qualifications and standards

What graded unit standards have to offer

  • Assessment support materials will be available.
  • They can contribute to qualification and course endorsement for NCEA.
  • For course endorsement, there needs to be at least one externally assessed (examined) standard. Vagahau Niue graded unit standards can be offered in a course alongwith standards from another subject with externally assessed (examined) standards.
  • There is perception that the unit standards can’t be used towards meeting UE requirements. This is not the case - 42 Level 3 credits need to come from subjects that are on the ‘Approved subject’ list (of which these standards are not). However the remaining required 18 Level 3 unit standards can come from other areas.
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