There are a number of inter-related projects and reviews happening in government at the moment that will have major impacts on career practice, practitioners, and our clients, in the future. The top three being:
- Tripartite Future of Work Forum
- Career Systems Strategy for all New Zealanders – Tertiary Education Commission
- Career Action Plan for schools – Ministry of Education
Along with professionalism and sustainability, advocacy is one of our three core drivers. Our National Executive have been working hard to ensure that CDANZ is at the table for these conversations, and that our key messages are heard.
One of the new ways we will be advocating for our members and our industry is by making formal submissions to government ministries and select committees. The first such opportunity will be of interest to members working in the education sector – the NCEA Review. Some of you may have already completed the online survey and that is great. We’d still love your contribution to our collective submission as well. To enable this, we will be facilitating two Zoom meetings on Wednesday, 29 August, one at 12noon and one at 7pm. CDANZ submission will hopefully provide a platform for professionalism in our industry, and affords a more a formal and fulsome approach and process to be heard.
The zoom meetings will be facilitated by Amanda Smidt. The meetings will be recorded and notes will be collated and passed to the National Executive who will finalise and make the submission on behalf of the organisation by the deadline, 16 September.
CPD may be claimed:
- 1 hour unstructured PD - advanced reading and reflection
- 1 hour structured PD – participating in the Zoom meeting
If you want to be part of this conversation please register above and read on for advance reading and meeting preparation.
The NCEA Review is one of five big conversations the Ministry of Education is conducting through the Education Conversation website. These conversations are all part of a much bigger programme of work that includes the Career Action Plan.
The NCEA submission invites us to feedback on a specific set of questions framed around 6 Big Opportunities. In the Zoom meeting Amanda will lead a discussion through these questions, starting with the most relevant to us, Big Opportunity 3: Ensuring NCEA Levels 2 and 3 support good connections beyond schooling.
To prepare for the Zoom, you can use the following questions as prompts to guide your thinking.
What is your reaction to each of the proposed six big opportunities?
Reaction to big opportunity 1:
Reaction to big opportunity 2:
Big Opportunity 3:
Ensuring NCEA Levels 2 and 3 support good connections beyond schooling. (Introduce pathways opportunities to NCEA Levels 2 and 3, giving every young person access to learning relevant to their pathway.)
Reaction to big opportunity 4:
Reaction to big opportunity 5:
Ensuring the Record of Achievement tells us about learners’ capabilities. (Enhance the Record of Achievement with better summary information and space for learners to detail achievements outside of NCEA.)
Reaction to big opportunity 6:
What are your experiences of NCEA?
What’s working well and what’s not working well?
Who does NCEA work for and who doesn’t it work for?
How can NCEA be improved?
What is your overall reaction to the proposed six big opportunities?
Is there anything else you would like to say?
If you cannot join us for the Zoom sessions or would prefer to write down your thoughts please email your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 30 August. I also welcome your phone calls on 021 222 5682.