Forestry micro-credential development update

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


Public consultation open: Food and Fibre Leadership micro-credential

Muka Tangata has been working with representatives and leaders across the food and fibre sector, and from other Workforce Development Councils, to design a new formal leadership course for emerging leaders. We’re now ready for your feedback.


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

Developing new Entry Level and Agriculture qualifications in 2024

In early 2024, Muka Tangata will begin two simultaneous qualification development projects for all food and fibre Entry Level and Agriculture qualifications, standards and micro-credentials.


Log scaling micro-credential development

Muka Tangata is working with industry to develop a micro-credential in Log Scaling. 


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


Forestry Leadership Level 5 qualification

Since October 2022, Muka Tangata have been working with industry to design and develop a new leadership qualification 


Earthworks micro-credential development

Together with Waihanga Ara Rau, Muka Tangata is working to develop two micro-credentials for the Forestry Earthworks industry.