NZQA and RoVE

NZQA and RoVE

Last updated 9 December 2021
Last updated 9 December 2021

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is the custodian of the New Zealand Qualifications Framework and is responsible for ensuring that New Zealand qualifications are trusted and serve the needs of learners and industry.

NZQA is working to simplify the design of vocational qualifications. This work includes a re-design of the structure and components of vocational qualifications to enable seamless transition for learners between workplace, online and in-class study. At the same time, this work supports the needs of industry by enhancing the consistency of graduate skills and knowledge and enhancing the portability of qualifications across different regions and employers.

NZQA has also supported TEC in the establishment of Te Pūkenga (the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology) and the six Workforce Development Councils (WDCs). The transition to alternative providers of the arranging training functions of the Transitional Industry Training Organisations (TITOs), pending the TITOs’ disestablishment, is an important part of this work. NZQA is focussing on enabling a smooth transfer of qualifications, programmes and standards between TITOs, WDCs and Te Pūkenga so any impact on learners or industry is minimised.

The introduction of WDCs and Te Pūkenga into the qualifications system also means that NZQA will need to review its approach to quality assurance, to ensure it fully supports the intent of RoVE and any changes made by NZQA to vocational qualifications.

 

For more information on NZQA’s role in RoVE, please visit the NZQA website.