In 2008, the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) launched a review of the qualifications framework aimed at ensuring that New Zealand qualifications are useful and relevant to current and future learners, employers and other stakeholders, now and into the future.
Industry, or vocational, education and training is applied, structured workplace learning geared towards gaining formal qualifications. Key to the NZQA’s review is to consider the extent to which current educational pathways meet the skill need of industries for them to maximise their productive potential and that of their respective employees.
As the professional development expert for the public sector, Learning State is leading the review for the justice and law industries.
“The aim of the review is to ensure the current qualifications are still relevant to industry,” says James Lord, Learning State’s Business Development Manager. “We are working with stakeholder groups to determine what skill sets are required in a particular sector, what qualifications are applicable to the industry itself, and then seeing if the existing qualifications continue to meet the requirements of the sector and remove any duplication that may have occurred over time.”
“At present we are developing a plan on how best to proceed with the review. We are looking at what industry and interest groups would like to be involved, and the costs and resources required. The consultation plan needs to be submitted to NZQA by 11 July, and then we have three months after that to carry out the review itself. The whole industry review is expected to be completed by the end of the year.”
If you would like any further information on the justice and law review or if you wish to be involved in the review process, please contact James Lord at Learning State
For further information on the targeted review of qualifications click here.