Public consultation open: Food and Fibre Leadership micro-credential  

Muka Tangata has been working with representatives and leaders across the food and fibre sector, and from other Workforce Development Councils, to design a new formal leadership course for emerging leaders.  We’re now ready for your feedback.

The micro-credential aims to support people moving into leadership roles to become more confident in themselves and what they’re doing, enabling them to be autonomous, engaged, and versatile.  

The micro-credential content meets changing industry needs and is targeted at emerging leaders such as: 

  • supervisors who desire upskilling to lead teams, including large groups of seasonal workers, 
  • people who came into New Zealand with the 2021 residency visa, who may be trained in leadership in other countries but who now need experience and/or development in the New Zealand context, 
  • older people in the workforce wanting to do less physical work and become skilled team leaders. 

The new micro-credential is being developed to replace an existing informal course that has been delivered in the horticultural sector over the last two years. The new leadership micro-credential is being informed by Food and Fibre Centre of Vocational Excellence research and will support a leadership ecosystem for Aotearoa New Zealand’s food and fibre sector. It will also be listed and available via the New Zealand Qualifications and Credentials Framework (NZQCF) for use by all industries interested in emerging leadership training.  


Public consultation and expert feedback 

We are now seeking feedback from the public and subject matter experts on the draft Learning Outcomes and indicative content for the new micro-credential. This micro-credential will be Learning Outcomes based only, meaning no skill standards will be developed for this micro-credential and no unit standards will be prescribed to meet the Learning Outcomes.

The draft Learning Outcomes have been developed through a working group made up of industry experts, leaders and key providers.  Our consultation report provides a background to the qualification development project, the process undertaken to date, our early findings, and our proposals for change: Consultation Report – Food and Fibre Leadership micro-credential

The public consultation process closed on Friday 8 March. To track progress on this project please see the Leadership project page.

If you wish to discuss the proposed micro-credential please email Pip Direen