Do you want to help review the ALNE or ATT unit standards?


The NZQA is inviting expressions of interest to below to the unit standards review panel for the Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (ALNE) and others in similar domains.

I’ve pasted in their recent letter below. There are contact emails at the end of the letter


Kia ora tātou

In October 2015 the New Zealand Qualifications Authority’s National Qualifications Services (NQS) will begin the review of Level 4-6 unit standards currently listed on the Directory of Assessment Standards (DAS) in the following subfields: Adult Education and Training (including Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education) and Generic Education and Training.

The domains to be considered in this review are:

Adult Education and Training

  • Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (ALNE)
  • Delivery of Adult Education and Training
  • Design and Development of Adult Education and Training
  • Evaluation in Adult Education and Training
  • Management of Adult Education and Training

Generic Education and Training

  • Assessment of Learning 

This review is the result of the development of proposed qualifications in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (ATT) at Levels 4-6. It reflects the need to both ensure that existing standards remain fit for purpose, and also that there is a suite of unit standards suitable for those who wish to use them as assessment tools in programmes towards the proposed new qualifications.

You are receiving this notification because you and/or your organisation:

  • reported credit against existing Adult Education and Training (including ALNE) and Generic Education and Training unit standards
  • are an organisation with an interest in either of the above subfields
  • have registered an interest in this area, and/or
  • have been recommended to us as possibly willing to contribute to the project.

We invite expressions of interest by close of business on Wednesday, 28 October 2015 to be on one of the review panels or the email consultation networks for the following areas:

  • Adult Education and Training and Generic Education and Training
  • Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education.

Review panels

The panels will be scheduled to meet initially on 17-18 November 2015. There will be at least two further two-day, face-to-face meetings (including a meeting in December) to continue the unit standard development and review process. This is likely to be followed by several shorter meetings in 2016 by teleconference or Skype, so access to appropriate equipment will be useful.

The review panels will be made up of people who, in Adult Education and Training, and Generic Education and Training and/or Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education, have:

  • expertise in teaching
  • experience in assessment, design and moderation of unit standards
  • involvement in capability related projects, reviews and programme implementation
  • a commitment to the use of unit standards as assessment awards in programmes
  • a commitment to open communication, collaborative problem solving, and team work.

The panels will have balanced representation from across the community and education sector. Members of the review panels will be paid a sitting fee, and travel and accommodation expenses will be met by NZQA.

Application to be a panel review member can be made by completing the attached form and sending it to either: or

Email consultation network

The email consultation network will receive updates on progress between meetings and be given opportunity to comment on issues and drafts of the unit standards prior to and after national consultation.

If you have received this email directly then you are already on the email consultation network. For those who would like to join, please reply to the relevant email address and express your interest.


Any feedback or interpretation issues with the current Adult Education and Training and Generic Education and Training unit standards that might inform the review panels can be forwarded to: or

Please distribute this message through your own networks to anybody who may be interested. For more information, please see Review of ALNE and ATT unit standards.

Nākū noa, nā

Amy Buckland and Annie Chan

Qualifications Development Facilitators

Qualifications Services


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