For those of you tracking these changes or just interested. The NZQA governance group has just published their first discussion document and minutes.
You can access it on the NZQA website here. I’ll post further comments when I’ve had a chance to digest it carefully. However, for now:
- It looks like the NCALNE (Voc) Qualification may remain at 40 credits which probably indicates that the core content is unlikely to change much.
- The name might change to NZCALN – The New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy.
- The NDipALNE should remain at 120 credits. This one does need some work as the content needs to take a more practical focus, but is still pegged at 120 credits.
- The NDipALNE may change in name to the NZDALN – the New Zealand Diploma in Adult Literacy and Numeracy.
These quals have the explicit backing of the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) as noted in the document:
These qualifications support the Professional development of the sector workstream of the Adult Literacy and Numeracy Implementation Strategy which can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/qualifications/teacher-education-qualifications/review-of-teacher-education-qualifications/
I have to say I’m pretty happy with this so far… I need to do some more reading here, but at this stage this direction has my full support. Let me know your thoughts below.
Thanks for keeping us up-to-date, Graeme. I appreciate the gentle reminders of things happening in the sector. Noticed the feedback is due on 28 Feb. Looks like I’ll have a bit of reading to do. Can’t let an opportunity like this go by, though.
Thanks Annette…! I’d also give you the strongest encouragement to ask others around you to comment and give feedback to the NZQA as we’ll. cheers. G