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 with a call for expressions of interest to play your part.

These qualification development projects will build flexible, sustainable, and accessible pathways that support increased availability of skills-based training that are fit-for-purpose for ākonga, employers and providers.

The focus of the Entry Level project is to review the Level 2 and Level 3 food and fibre qualifications. We will also scrutinise career pathways into the sector and develop suitable education products and standards that enable a wide range of people, including school leavers, to transition into the workforce and ignite a passion for employment in the food and fibre sector of Aotearoa.

Through the Agriculture project, we will review and develop qualifications, standards and micro-credentials from Level 3 to Level 5 for Agriculture industries including arable, dairy, sheep, beef, deer, pork, and poultry farming.

We are committed to work in collaboration with industry, iwi Māori, schools, Kura Māori, trades academies, employers, and providers across the regions to develop and design qualifications, standards and micro-credentials, ensuring that a broad view of the needs of the industry are met, and we invite you to support us in this mahi in whatever way you can. Every voice matters!

Expressions of interest to be a part of these projects are now open, just click here and sign up! You will be able to select your degree of participation and we’ll be in touch soon afterward.

These projects are also linked to Te Haumako, our Māori Workforce Development Plan which enacts our commitment to promoting Māori excellence in the food and fibre sector.

The Entry Level and Agriculture qualifications development projects will be supported by our New Approach to Learner Pathways project which is designing a multi-level Food and Fibre Skills Framework to bridge the formal / non-formal learning divide.

Read more about these two qualification development projects: Entry Level and Agriculture.

If you’d like more information about these projects, please email or contact your Engagement Manager.