An invite to TRoQ - 22nd Jun 2012

Thoughtplanters Academic Manager, Mark Roberts was invited to Wellington to take part in the first stage of the Horticulture ‘targeted review of qualifications’ (TRoQ).

NZQA have been given mandate to review and reduce the number of qualifications offered in NZ. The objective is to reduce the number of qualifications to make the New Zealand qualification system simpler for employers, learners and training providers.

The plan is to remove all of the existing qualifications on the NZ Qualifications Framework (NZQF) and replace them with a greatly reduced number of ‘New Zealand Qualifications’. The new qualifications’ will be strategic in nature and outcome focused – a subtle but important difference to the current system.

To ensure all viewpoints are considered consultation will take place with all stakeholders including industry (employers and industry associations), training providers, Industry Training Organisations (ITOs), Iwi’s and community groups.

It’s the biggest shake up of the education sector since the creation of NZQA – ‘its great to be given the opportunity to be involved at such an early stage, its also going to be a shed load of work and the timeline is tight’

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