|NEW ZEALAND'S EDUCATION
Careers New Zealand is developing a set of benchmarks to improve the quality of career education in tertiary organisations. Find out more about the new benchmarks and when they will be ready.
Quality career education gives a learner the competencies to make sound career decisions and successfully manage their pathways ? while in tertiary study and training, and when they enter the workforce. It links their learning with the opportunities available to them in life and work, including completing their qualifications and becoming productive workers and enterprising citizens.
Careers New Zealand is developing a set of benchmarks for the tertiary sector with expert input from the education and research sectors. The benchmarks will provide clarity around effective practice, and will improve tertiary organisations? focus on career management competencies to assist learners to make successful transitions from tertiary education to work.
The benchmarks have been specifically developed to lift the quality of career education in New Zealand tertiary education ? from foundation courses through to degree and postgraduate study ? and in industry and workplace training.
They are a self-review tool to help senior managers, educators and career professionals critique their delivery of career education against approved best practice criteria.
The benchmarks are based on five dimensions of effective career development practice:
Progress is assessed on up to four levels. Each level has descriptors for tertiary organisations to self-review against, and identify areas for development.
The benchmarks should be used by:
The draft benchmarks are currently being tested throughout the country before they are finalised. Testing is being done with universities, polytechnics, w?nanga, private training providers, industry training organisations, and others.
For further information on how you can provide feedback on the benchmarks, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The benchmarks will be launched in July 2012. We will support tertiary organisations with a range of resources.
To share your comments on the benchmarks, or receive electronic updates, please email email@example.com