Working together to support industry

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Our Role in Program Endorsement

WDCs support providers through our programme endorsement function. Ohu Ahumahi, the collective of the six Workforce Development Councils (WDC), has identified shared principles that will help providers to develop programmes.

Important Changes

Keep up to date with the latest changes in unit standards and qualifications.

Programme Endorsement

Requesting Workforce Development Councils’ support for programmes.

National External Moderation

The national external moderation system provides assurance in the quality of assessment carried out by organisations with consent to assess.

Consent to assess

We support consent to assess applications where they are the standard setting body.

Consent and Moderation Requirements

We are responsible for the development and maintenance of Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) documents.

Qualifications and Standards

We are responsible for developing and maintaining qualifications, and developing, setting, and maintaining unit standards for the industries in our coverage area.

First Aid Qualifications

More information to come

Moderators' Interpretations

Moderators’ interpretations remain in place until a review of the standard is completed.
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Registering Micro-credentials

WDC support is now required before education providers can seek NZQA approval for micro-credentials.

Programme Support

If you are developing a programme that leads to a qualification listed on the NZQF, the Education and Training Act requires you to get the programme approved by NZQA. If you are interested in delivering a programme, you also need to be accredited as a provider of that programme.