Ringa Hora Services Workforce Development Council is working to develop new skill standards for schools.
Changes to the NZQA DASS (Directory of Assessment and Skill Standards) require that all unit standards will be replaced by skill standards.
We propose during the next month (February 2024):
Ringa Hora is attempting to fulfil its role in developing a workforce for industry by developing skill standards for schools which will promote learning, grow capability, and arouse enthusiasm for working in the industry.
Feedback from earlier consultation has indicated that learners can accommodate about between 12 and 14 credits of learning in their school year. We have therefore produced draft standards at level 1 and 2 specifically for schools. They small packages which collectively provide sufficient credits while allowing a choice for schools to build a set that suits their learners’ needs.
Ringa Hora will not be developing skill standards at level 3, targeted for use in schools, as Level 3 from our point of view is the area of transition to the workplace.
If you are interested in contributing to this review, please submit this form.
Owing to the nature of this major change to the nature of standards, existing standards will not immediately be replaced, unless that is the advice, we receive from you. But will expire over a period of at least 3 years to allow for adjustment.
The standards in this set are experimental drafts created with two things in mind:
Please remember that Ringa Hora does not create the training and assessment resources but moderates the quality of the ones other agencies produce. Our focus is to create standards for skills needed by industry and others.
Ringa Hora Services Workforce Development Council, Qualifications Systems Products Team