There are two parts to this consideration:
WDCs have been developing mātauranga Māori guidelines that will underpin WDC mahi across all functions. WDCs are currently developing common ways of working and guidelines that support our endorsement function, that are aimed at giving providers consistency around WDC evaluations.
Note: we encourage providers to continuously improve their participation in te ao Māori. The above criteria have been written in a manner that caters to a vast spectrum of capabilities within the food and fibre sector. The criterions should be used as guidelines only as we increase our capabilities and understanding of te ao Māori. Muka Tangata will consider the content of the provider when assessing this consideration.
We heard through our engagement and research that there is a spectrum of capabilities when it comes to te ao Māori and a lack of knowledge as to what models are out there. This is detailed in our report, Te Whakatōnga. In response to this, we developed a live resource repository that supports providers in implementing, increasing, and adopting te ao Māori approaches into training and learning. This resource repository is available here ›
Our Quality Assurance and Enhancement team will be holding a series of online professional development workshops which will include te ao Māori and mātauranga Māori. Click here to register.
Read about our other considerations here ›
Read more about programme endorsement ›