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Employment Opportunities on the SCNZ Website

SCNZ members can now add employment opportunities to their member's pages. An employment search is also available in the careers section of the website. Other additions are the addition of icons to indicate you will take: Gateway School...

CTR6004.pdf
Careers & Training 01/05/2008 Simon Keown
What is Verification of Evidence?

Verification is the process of confirming a candidate’s ability to consistently meet the evidence requirements of the task as set down by the industry association and/or the New Zealand qualifications Authority (NZQA). A ...

CTR2002.pdf
Careers & Training 28/11/2007 Simon Keown
Techniques for the Assessment of Competence

There are two accepted forms of assessment, assessing practical performance (skills) and assessing theory (knowledge). For the assessment of skills the assessment can be on-job in an actual work situation or in a simulated environment. For ...

CTR2001.pdf
Careers & Training 28/11/2007 Simon Keown
Qualification Level Descriptions

National Qualification Framework Level Descriptors The level descriptor matrix explains the level, processes, learning demand and application of standards registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The descriptor is a guide ...

CTR1003.pdf
Careers & Training 28/11/2007 Simon Keown
STAR - Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource

STAR stands for Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource. Schools receive STAR funding for the purpose of offering courses to their senior students. STAR’s intention is to enable secondary schools to facilitate their student...

CTR6003.pdf
Careers & Training 01/05/2007 Simon Keown
Modern Apprenticeships

A Modern Apprenticeship is a great way to get young people started in the Structural steel industry and help you with future proofing your business. You'll get the benefits of a full time worker who learns and is mentored on the job. Yo...

CTR6002.pdf
Careers & Training 01/05/2007 Simon Keown
Gateway - Structured Workplace Learning for Students

Gateway offers senior secondary students structured workplace learning across more than 50 industries and hundreds of businesses around New Zealand. Students pursue individual learning programmes, which allow them to gain new skills and kno...

CTR6001.pdf
Careers & Training 01/05/2007 Simon Keown
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Employment Opportunities on the SCNZ Website

Written by Simon Keown on May 1st, 2008.      0 comments

SCNZ members can now add employment opportunities to their member's pages. An employment search is also available in the careers section of the website. Other additions are the addition of icons to indicate you will take: Gateway School Students and/or STAR School Students,Work experience School Students and/or Modern Apprentices.
Topics: Coating Careers & Training
 

What is Verification of Evidence?

Written by Simon Keown on November 28th, 2007.      0 comments

Verification is the process of confirming a candidate’s ability to consistently meet the evidence requirements of the task as set down by the industry association and/or the New Zealand qualifications Authority (NZQA). A verifier’s role is to therefore provide proof that a student constantly meets the evidence requirements. This proof will provide additional information that will be used to decide whether the student meets the required level of competency for the particular Unit Standard.
Topics: Coating Careers & Training
 

Techniques for the Assessment of Competence

Written by Simon Keown on November 28th, 2007.      0 comments

There are two accepted forms of assessment, assessing practical performance (skills) and assessing theory (knowledge). For the assessment of skills the assessment can be on-job in an actual work situation or in a simulated environment. For the assessment of knowledge the assessment may be written or oral
Topics: Coating Careers & Training
 

Qualification Level Descriptions

Written by Simon Keown on November 28th, 2007.      0 comments

National Qualification Framework Level Descriptors The level descriptor matrix explains the level, processes, learning demand and application of standards registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The descriptor is a guide to determine the level of a standard and how the standard applies to the learning skill or knowledge competency. Credits and Levels Credits are a numerical value assigned to a unit standard that represents the estimated time (about 10 hours) needed for a typical learner to demonstrate that all specified outcomes, (assuming no previous knowledge or skills) have been met.
Topics: Coating Careers & Training
 

STAR - Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource

Written by Simon Keown on May 1st, 2007.      0 comments

STAR stands for Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource. Schools receive STAR funding for the purpose of offering courses to their senior students. STAR’s intention is to enable secondary schools to facilitate their students’ smooth transition from schooling to further education or employment. Specifically, its objectives are to enable schools to: (i) Facilitate transition to the workplace for students, particularly those intending to go straight into the workforce or those likely to leave school without any formal qualifications; (ii) Provide or purchase tertiary courses which will better meet students’ needs, which will motivate them to achieve, and which will facilitate their smooth transition to further education, training or employment; (iii) Support students to explore career pathways and help them make informed decisions about their schooling and future work or study. The goal of the policy is to better meet the needs of senior students and helps students undertake courses of study and/or workplace experience that lead to skills and qualifications which promote their transition from secondary school to either employment or further education.
Topics: Coating Careers & Training
 

Modern Apprenticeships

Written by Simon Keown on May 1st, 2007.      0 comments

A Modern Apprenticeship is a great way to get young people started in the Structural steel industry and help you with future proofing your business. You'll get the benefits of a full time worker who learns and is mentored on the job. Your apprentice will be the best person for the job and you can see potential and commitment to start or further their career. Your modern apprentice may have been a gateway student at your workplace or done some work experience after school. The modem apprentice gets all the benefits of full-time work, gaining experience, new skills and very importantly wages, while at the same time getting the training for a national qualification.
Topics: Coating Careers & Training
 

Gateway - Structured Workplace Learning for Students

Written by Simon Keown on May 1st, 2007.      0 comments

Gateway offers senior secondary students structured workplace learning across more than 50 industries and hundreds of businesses around New Zealand. Students pursue individual learning programmes, which allow them to gain new skills and knowledge in a workplace in their local community. The learning is hands-on and practical.
Topics: Coating Careers & Training
 
   
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