NZ starts slow on microcredentials (but it’s started)

It’s nearly a year since New Zealand Qualifications Authority started registering new types of training

“NZQA expects that micro-credentials will augment the formal qualification system, but also anticipates that over time employers and learners may well become increasingly comfortable valuing shorter modules of learning,” the agency stated then (CMM August 10).

There are around 50 microcredentials registered in all sorts of industries, from biosecurity to beauty therapy, shearing to methamphetamine sampling and screening. It’s a slow start, but it’s a start and one the Noonan Review of the Australian Qualifications Framework might be looking at, (CMM April 1)


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