Update on Seafood qualifications development project

Since April 2023, Muka Tangata has been working to review and develop qualifications, standards and micro-credentials.

Attraction and RetentionQualificationsSkills

Quality of programmes delivered by training providers

A summary of each industry's moderation and quality assurance performance and activities for the past 12 months is now available.

Delivery and AssessmentProvision of Learning

Gaining a deeper understanding of learning provision for the forestry industry

As well as building strong relationships, industry hui whakapūmau enhancement visits allow Muka Tangata kaimahi to talk with provider and industry kaimahi as well as ākonga, and observe delivery and assessment in practice.

Delivery and AssessmentProvision of Learning

Get involved: Entry Level and Agriculture qualification development projects

Muka Tangata has launched two simultaneous qualification development projects for all food and fibre Entry Level and Agriculture qualifications, standards and micro-credentials.

Attraction and RetentionNon-Formal LearningPathwaysQualificationsSkills

Women in the food and fibre sector

Just over 100,000 women work in our food and fibre sector, 1/3 of the total workforce.

Diversity and Inclusion

Forestry micro-credential development update

Ten new Forestry micro-credentials, developed by Muka Tangata, have been approved by NZQA.


December 2023 SOPI report

The report provides an update on the export performance and issues affecting New Zealand's food and fibre sector. 


Spotlight on Greenkeepers

Bridging the Gap: Introducing the Sports Turf Industry to our Workforce Development Plans

Diversity and Inclusion

Churn in the food and fibre sector

The biggest source of new entrants in food and fibre industries represented by Muka Tangata are people who have not worked in the industry previously (industry changers).

Attraction and Retention

New irrigation micro-credentials on the way

Muka Tangata is working with the irrigation industry to develop new credentials to better support learners and the industry.

Attraction and RetentionQualificationsSkills

Introduction to the Māori WDP

Our team has begun work on a Māori Workforce Development Plan (MWDP) for the food and fibre sector and are pleased to release a video introduction to the project.  

Diversity and InclusionPathways

Improving preparation in the woolshed

Our Engagement and Partnerships team attended the New Zealand Wool Classers Association North Island Industry Day