A New Approach to Learner Pathways January 31st, 2023 A new discussion document that examines how good design of qualifications, skills standards, and micro-credentials can enable greater flexibility in vocational education and training. A New Approach to Learner Pathways responds to the feedback we’ve heard from industry, iwi and hapū Māori, and education providers that vocational education and training needs to be responsive and flexible for people to succeed, particularly for traditionally underserved people including Māori, Pacific peoples and those with a disability. This document examines the changing state of vocational education, poses questions that will shape our future mahi, and establishes an initial set of refreshed design and review principles. It is an opportunity for Muka Tangata to investigate a streamlined set of qualifications, standards and micro-credentials that work for ākonga (learners) and the food and fibre sector. Read A New Approach to Learner Pathways We look forward to further refining this approach through engagement with our partners. This will guide our development and review of qualifications, standards and micro-credentials to support the diverse needs and aspirations for success across the sector. We welcome feedback and ideas to ensure that we are able deliver on that vision.