The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) now requires all polytechnics and private institutions to get its approval if they want to run their own English testing for students from 'low-risk' countries.
Previously, institutions with the authority's highest quality rating - Category 1 - did not require NZQA approval. . . . more
Young trainees and apprentices will be sharing their success stories with keen young kiwis during next week’s ‘Got a Trade? Got it Made!’ week. . . . more
“The Productivity Commission released New Models of Tertiary Education in March, providing the Government with an opportunity to set out a clear vision and the future direction for tertiary education at a time of rapid job creation, where the demand for skills has seldom been higher,” Mr Joyce says. . . . more
The four industry training organisations (ITOs) that provide workplace training across the New Zealand service sector are today releasing a manifesto that sets out a plan of action for meeting a growing demand for skilled workers. . . . more
“International education is our fourth largest export industry and provides jobs for more than 30,000 New Zealanders. It is vital students have a high quality experience while studying in New Zealand. . . . more
A metro school is an innovative model that responds to the need to provide education in intensified urban areas, where the large areas of land associated with a traditional school may be hard to acquire,
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Education is the bridge that transitions people from childhood through to their career. A degree stands as proof of the hard work and learning that both student and lecturer have put into a person’s future.
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The government's new immigration rules are likely to put off many young foreign students from choosing New Zealand institutions, says the International Education Group. . . . more
In consultation with education organisations and in recognition of changing assessor needs, NZQA has been carrying out the staged release of a digital moderation service called the external moderation application. . . . more
Integrating programs into the school curriculum would help break down this barrier to treatment.
"When we go into the school environment and we deliver something to everyone they don't have a choice and that's a unique opportunity to deliver these prevention interventions," Werner-Seidler said. . . . more
The number of organisations accepting IELTS (International English Language Testing System) results has reached 10,000, cementing the test's position as the world's leading English language test for education and global migration purposes. . . . more
The Better Public Service (BPS) goals of growing the number of children in Early Childhood Education, increasing the proportion of 18 year olds with NCEA Level 2 or equivalent, and increasing graduates of Level 4 or tertiary equivalents have all shown fantastic progress, say Education Minister Hekia Parata and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith. . . . more
Christ’s College is hosting the conference with the 12 speakers comprising a mix of positive education and psychology specialists. . . . more
Two New Zealand education companies, EdCorp International and Endeavour Education Services Ltd., have recently merged to provide a premium programme for introducing international talent into the NZ workforce and marketing tertiary institutes on a global scale. . . . more
A new interactive website makes it even easier for educators to help children learn about healthy eating. . . . more
Early childhood education is big business in New Zealand and right now it’s a seller’s market as developers and investors seek to capitalise on the surge in demand for places at childcare centres. . . . more
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority has shut down the Aotearoa Tertiary Institute (ATI), an Auckland company that had 200 foreign students enrolled . . . more
The building industry is set to trial a more flexible way of training apprentices in an effort to fill the growing gap in skilled workers. . . . more
So much information! But how do students discern what they need to know, and what a reliable source is? Two Massey education researchers have been awarded nearly half a million dollars to lead a project that aims to help secondary school and tertiary students learn to make the best use of digital information. . . . more
“When private entities and corporations are invited into the education sector they do what they are built to do; make profits for themselves. Privately owned online schools are akin to invasive species. They are introduced into a new setting where they thrive because they have no predators and no checks and balances," He says. . . . more