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Operational Plan 2024-2026

This Operational Plan sets out the ways in which we will advance our moemoeā (vision) and meet our commitments and deliverables over the 2024-26 years.

The plan also includes our Shared Data Platform Roadmap, Qualifications and Quality Assurance Work Plan, and Engagement Plan.

Skills Framework | A New Approach to Learner Pathways

Muka Tangata, with the Food and Fibre Centre of Vocational Excellence, has developed a new skills framework that supports a radically simplified qualification structure, and will enable greater flexibility for ākonga (learners) and transferability of skills across industries in the food and fibre sector. 

This project contains the skills framework model, as well as our A New Approach to Learner Pathways research project 2024 and accompanying recommendations paper. 

2025 Investment Advice to TEC

This paper sets out our investment advice to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) for 2025. It details our expectations for how providers will work with us, our pan-sector advice, and specific investment advice for each of our 14 industry groupings. 

Te Whakatōnga Progress Report 2024

This report provides an update on our Te Whakatōnga report. It specifically focuses on the implementation of the recommendations and outlines how we plan to continue this mahi in 2024 and beyond.

Annual Report 2022-23

This report details our operations and highlights our key milestones, major projects and achievements from the 2022-23 year. 

Muka Tangata Briefing 2023

An introduction booklet to Muka Tangata; who we are, why we exist, what we do, our publications, and our people.

2024 Investment Advice to TEC

This paper sets out our investment advice to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) for 2024. It details our expectations for how providers will work with us, our pan-sector advice, and specific investment advice for each of our 14 industry groupings.

Operational Plan 2023-24

This Operational Plan sets out the ways in which we will advance our moemoeā (vision) and meet our commitments and deliverables over the 2023-24 year. View apendices.

Te Whakatōnga

A bespoke approach to deliberately incorporate mātauranga Māori and te ao Māori values into our National Quality Assurance and Moderation activities.

External Moderation Review

An external review of our moderation systems by SAARA. The focus of the review was to confirm the value of external moderation with partners, explore opportunities for improvement, identify opportunities to be better connected with Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi through moderation, and research best practice and innovation allowing for flexibility with the evolving VET environment.

A New Approach to Learner Pathways

A new discussion document that examines how good design of qualification, skills standards, and micro-credential design can enable greater flexibility in vocational education and training.

Annual Report 2021-22

This comprehensive review dives deep into our mahi and successes from our establishment on 04 October 2021 through to the end of our first financial year on 30 June 2022.

Statement of Strategic Direction 2022-27

This Statement has been developed to set our initial direction for our work over the next few years, and sets out our overall strategy and objectives, our commitments to our sector, and specifies what we will do in 2022-27 to meet those commitments, with indicative deliverables for future years.

Whiria te Muka Tangata

This overview will support Muka Tangata as we work with iwi, hapū and whānau Māori, and Māori industry leaders and build an evidence base to look at ways in which the vocational education system can best support Māori flourish in the food and fibre sector.

Initial Sector Workforce Development Plan

This plan summarises priority areas of focus for vocational education and training for the food and fibre sector identified through feedback from the sector, and existing research and analysis. It proposes actions and focus areas for the year ahead.

Future of the Food and Fibre Workforce

This report reflects the views of people from the food and fibre sector on the future of the sector, the opportunities ahead, and how we can collectively maximise these. 

Establishment Plan

The approach we are taking to make the Workforce Development Council operational is described in this Establishment Plan. This plan covers the “Establishment Phase” of our WDC, defined by the TEC as the period from 1 July 2021 until 30 June 2022.