Entry Level project

Qualification Development Projects

In-progress projects

Muka Tangata launched the Entry Level qualifications development project on 4 March 2024.

The focus of the Entry Level project is to review the two current Primary Industry entry level qualifications and explore developing additional or alternative qualifications and/or supporting micro-credentials and standards at Level 2 and Level 3 that will strengthen pathways into the people, food and fibre sector of Aotearoa.

The project aims to examine the current and future skills needs of our industries and to improve transferability of those skills between sectors, enabling a wide range of people, including school leavers, career changers, and mature workers to transition into the workforce.

Muka Tangata will work with key partners including industry, iwi Māori, schools, kura Māori, trades academies, and employers to strengthen pathways from senior secondary school into people, food and fibre employment and further training.

Related projects 

The Entry Level qualifications development projects will be supported by our New Approach to Learner Pathways project which is designing a multi-level Food and Fibre Skills Framework to bridge the formal / non-formal learning divide. The Entry Level qualifications development project will enable us to build the initial stages of this Framework.

Alongside the Entry Level project, the Agriculture project will ensure ease of transition between different levels of training and qualifications and improve transferability of skills for our agricultural workforce. 

These projects are also linked to Te Haumako, our Māori Workforce Development Plan which enacts our commitment to promoting Māori excellence in the people, food and fibre sector.

More detail about the project and how you can be involved can be found in the Initiation Document (linked below).

If you’d like more information about these projects, please email [email protected] or contact your Engagement Manager.

Upcoming projects

Completed projects