Vocational Pathways


The key focus of the review was to improve coherence, consistency, structure and balance across the six Vocational Pathways to: 

  • ensure balanced assessment opportunities with manageable progression are available for learners across all six Vocational Pathways.
  • provide better support for development of high quality foundation learning programmes for all learners at National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 2
  • include accurate assessment information that supports NCEA Level 2 achievement with a Vocational Pathway award.

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Vocational Pathways: Refined Levels 1 & 2

As part of this project a Level 3 achievement standards and Level 3-6 qualifications maps were developed. This helps learners see the relevance of their learning, and informs their choices about future direction by indicating how their learning and achievement is valued by broad sectors of the workforce.

Final L3 Achievement Standards & L3-6 quals