[CatSIG] Information Management and Services qualification review update

Amanda Cossham Amanda.Cossham at openpolytechnic.ac.nz
Fri Sep 25 14:22:57 NZST 2015

[apologies for cross-posting]

Information Management and Services qualifications (including library, archives, records and heritage information) have been reviewed as part of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Mandatory Review of Qualifications at levels 1-6 (i.e., up to but not including bachelors' degrees at level 7).  The aim of this NZQA review is to reduce duplication of qualifications and ensure the system is easy to understand, and also to ensure the qualifications meet the needs of the relevant sector. 

Phase 1 of the review was completed in 2014 following extensive stakeholder consultation, and five qualifications were approved by NZQA for development. Phase 2 development has been done by the IMS Governance Group (https://imsqualreview.wordpress.com/governance-group/) and their three working groups, in consultation with industry. 

The five qualifications are now available in final draft form. Major stakeholders including professional associations, major employers, education providers and interest groups have been asked to provide feedback on these drafts. Following this consultation, the qualifications will be submitted to NZQA before the end of the year, for listing on the NZ Qualifications framework as national qualifications.

The qualifications can be seen here: https://imsqualreview.wordpress.com/phase-2-final-qualifications/.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Amanda Cossham
Principal Lecturer
School of Social Sciences
Open Polytechnic | Kuratini Tuwhera

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