Sheep, Beef, Deer and Wool farming

Informal and non-formal learning plays an important role in skills acquisition for the industry. The Food and Fibre Centre of Vocational Excellence is undertaking research into non-formal and informal learning and Muka Tangata will use this work to: 

  • gain a better understanding of the range of non-formal learning happening in the sector
  • recognise or in some way credential non-formal learning
  • advocate for a better learner transition from non-formal to formal learning through a provider using recognition of prior learning

Latest update:

As we have built up our workforce development plans, we can see that there are common opportunities across multiple industries relating to non-formal learning, provision of learning and qualifications. To give this issue more focus and to systematically address any sector-wide issues we have combined our work in this area into a single programme of work.

Our industry teams will be closely involved in this work, and we will make sure that any unique issues or solutions for Sheep, Beef, Deer and Wool continue to be visible and prioritised.

You can read about our progress HERE.