Sector meetings – General suite - 16, 17, 23 July 2014


Mandatory Review of Early

Childhood Education


Sector meetings draft qualifications consultation

16, 17, 23 July 2014

National Qualifications Services (NQS), NZQA

NZ Career College

Waiariki Institute of Technology

Agenda for meeting today…

• Welcome and introductions

• Setting the scene

– Review of Qualifications - TRoQ, MRoQ

– Qualifications design and programmes

• ECE Review

– Governance Group

– Working groups

– Journey to date

• Draft qualifications – overview, discussion groups

• Progress updates and next steps

Welcome & introductions

Setting the scene

Setting the scene

Reviews of Qualifications

• TRoQ

• MRoQ - Mandatory review of qualifications

• Qualifications and programmes

• Programmes of study

Targeted review of qualifications

Led to the most significant changes to the qualifications system since the National Qualifications Framework was established in the early 1990s

Changes include:

– Simplifying the qualifications system –

New Zealand Qualifications Framework

– Ensuring qualifications are fit-for-purpose and relevant

– Reducing the number of qualifications by removing duplication and proliferation

– Mandatory reviews of qualifications (MRoQ) – NZ qualifications to replace local provider and national qualifications


Mandatory Review of Qualifications (MRoQ):

New Zealand qualifications - what has changed?

• MRoQ New Zealand qualifications have been replacing local provider and National qualifications at levels 1 – 6

(since late 2010)

• New rules for qualification design

• ‘ Clusters ’ of qualifications at levels 1-6 undergo the Mandatory

Review process (first round will be complete by the end of 2014)

• Qualifications based on industry or community workforce needs

• Qualifications are developed collaboratively with stakeholders

• Clear and structured graduate outcomes including graduate profile, education and employment pathways in qualifications

• Flexible to allow programme development to meet learner needs


What happens in a mandatory review?

Prepare for review:

– Establish lead, stakeholders, relationships & communication

– Determine governance and working structures

– Prepare project plan

– Gather information to determine sector workforce needs & compile needs analysis

Stage One: Pre-approval (application for approval to develop)

– Prepare and confirm a revised map/landscape or suite of qualifications

– Prepare new qualifications for pre-approval - develop strategic purpose and graduate profile

– Consult sector throughout – check needs being met

– Submit Application for approval to develop qualifications

Stage Two: Listing (application for approval to list)

– Complete qualification development and continue consultation

– Submit Application for approval to list qualifications

Relationship between qualifications and programmes





Unit standards)



(Components & standards)


Training & assessment

Arranged in the



Training & assessment arranged – workplace and provider (e.g. block course, distance learning)


Full time study (may include work experience)



(Component based)


Programmes of study

• Qualifications designed with flexibility in mind…

– to allow providers to develop their own unique programmes towards the new New Zealand qualifications

– range of contexts

– different learners needs

– full or part time study, or work-based learning

– choice of approaches e.g. unit standards, alternative components (prescriptions/papers/courses), combination

• Programme approval – guidelines and criteria

ECE Review

Governance Group

Working Groups

Journey to date

Review structure - roles and responsibilities

Governance Group (ECE GG) supported by co-leads

• Provide strategic leadership for the review

• Broad sector composition

• Ensure new qualifications developed meet needs

• Approve each stage of the qualifications development

Working Groups

• Provide technical input in the qualification development

• Develop the qualifications based on the guidance from ECE GG

– reflect the needs and feedback from stakeholders

• Communication out to wider stakeholders

ECE Governance Group members (18)

Ana Pickering Early Childhood Council nominee, Montessori Aotearoa NZ (MANZ)

Andy Walker (Chair) NZ College of Early Childhood Education, ITENZ, NZEALS

Arapera Royal Tangaere Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust nominee

Calmar Ulberg Barnardos New Zealand, Pasifika Plunket Team, Ohomairangi Trust

Cate Mawby NZ Playcentre Federation

Celeste Harrington Kidicorp, OMEP, NZARE

Deborah Wansbrough NZ Teachers Council

Derek Martin

Fereni Pepe Ete

New Zealand Career College

Pacific Training Institute, SAASIA

Jane Ewens Te Tari Puna Ora O Aotearoa - NZ Childcare Association

Jenny Walker

Jenny Yule

Jonine Nager

Karin Dalgleish

Liz Everiss

Peggy Luke-Ngaheke

Rachelle Hautapu

Ruth Barnes

Nanny Education Organisation of NZ (NEONZ); Rangi Ruru Early

Childhood College

Home Early Learning Organisation (HELO) nominee; PORSE

Pouhere, Open Polytechnic, Atiawa nui te kohanga reo.

Iwi affiliations: Ngati Porou and Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti

Ministry of Education – ECE Operational Policy Design

Open Polytechnic; Early Education Federation

Waiwhetu Marae;Te Runanganui o Taranaki whanui ki te Upoko o Te

Ika; Kohanga Reo

Te Whānau Tupu Ngātahi o Aotearoa (NZ Playcentre Association)

Iwi affiliations: Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti and Ngati Porou

Waiariki Institute of Technology

ECE General Working Group - 21/22 May & 5/6 June 2014

Adrianne Sudfelt PORSE Education and Training Ltd

Alison Stevenson Rangi Ruru Early Childhood College

Gillian Croad New Zealand Playcentre Federation

Jan Taouma

Jean Rockel

Jonine Nager

Joanne Hayes

Kirsten Hughes

A'oga Fa'a Samoa (NZEI Te Riu Roa nominee)

University of Auckland

Pouhere, Open Polytechnic, Atiawa nui te kohanga reo

Waiariki Institute of Technology

Workforce Development Ltd

Michael Campbell New Zealand College of Early Childhood Education

Norah Fryer Aperfield Montessori Trust

Pamela McCullough Hawkes Bay District Health Board

Rachel Forrester Karanga Mai Teen Parents College

Sonja Rosewarne Open Polytechnic

Mātauranga Māori ECE Work Group -

21/22 May & 5/6 June

Juanita Rapana Ministry of Education

Melissa Nepe Apatu

Pamela McCullough

Te Kōhanga Reo o Ngā Mokopuna

Hawkes Bay District Health Board

Te Manu Moe Pohatu NZEI Te Riu Roa nominee

Wikitoria Ratu

Arapera Royal


Peggy Luke-Ngaheke

Waiwhetu Marae - Te Runanganui o Taranaki Whanui

ECE Governance Group attendee;

Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust

ECE Governance Group attendee;

Waiwhetu Marae;Te Runanganui o Taranaki whanui ki te

Upoko o Te Ika; Kohanga Reo

Journey to date….

• Co-leads

• Sector meetings November 2013

• Governance Group appointments – ECE GG

• Needs analysis

• Governance meetings – Jan/Feb

• Mātauranga Māori Evaluative Quality Assurance – MMEQA

• Strengthen Māori and Pasifika voice on GG

• Review plan submitted

• Proposed landscape consultation & needs analysis

• Working groups formed to develop draft qualifications

• Current consultation – draft qualifications

• Submit for approval to develop - by mid-September

Draft qualifications consultation closes Noon Friday 25 July

What a new qualification looks like…

• Qualification details: Title, Level, Credits, Type, NZSCED

• Strategic Purpose Statement : why does NZ need this qualification?

• Outcome Statement:

Graduate profile what will these graduates know, understand, and be able to do?

Education Pathways what could they study next?

Employment Pathways what jobs are they prepared for?

or Contribution to community how could they help?

• Specifications and conditions:

- Differentiates mandatory and optional conditions for the qualification and/or individual outcomes

- Ensures there is sufficient information for programme developers to meet the graduate profile and qualifications requirements

Key evaluative questions

– approval to develop


• How well has the need for the qualification(s) been established?


• How well do the qualification’s strategic purpose, graduate profile and general design address the identified needs of employers, industry and/or communities (i.e. relevant stakeholders)?


Discussion – ECE qualifications

Consider draft ECE qualifications - consultation feedback sought:

1.Do you support developing each new qualification further?

2.What could be done to improve each qualification?

3.Is the general suite coherent and does it provide pathways for candidates?

4.What specific improvements, if any, could be made to the draft qualifications (General ECE) to ensure they adequately address the needs of Pasifika learners and communities, employers, ECE sector and other stakeholders?

5.What specific improvements, if any, could be made to the draft qualifications (General ECE) to ensure they adequately address the needs of Māori learners in non-immersion settings ?

Discussion group feedback

Next steps


Next steps...

• Consultation on draft qualifications closes noon Friday 25 July

• Governance

– consider sector feedback to draft qualifications consultation

– Endorse qualifications for submitting for ‘approval to develop’


• Working groups - reconvene for further development work

• Needs analysis – final submitted at ‘approval to develop’

• Stakeholder engagement – draft qualifications consultation feedback; NZQF2 form completion

Contacts and progress updates…

• Mandatory Review of ECE Qualifications on NZQA website:

• ECE email network (Stakeholder consultation list) – please ask your ECE contacts to be added to this network

• Team Mailbox: