Webinars and workshops

for industry, providers and schools.

Assurance webinars and workshops in 2024

Our Assurance team are holding a series of webinars and workshops this year for industry, schools and providers. Unless specified as suited to a particular audience group, our events are open to everyone, and we encourage you to attend.

Note: when registering for our events, you will receive email confirmations and calendar appointments from [email protected]. To ensure these emails get to your inbox and are not classed as junk or spam, we suggest adding this email to your contacts and/or safe senders list.

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Compliance training project

Different work activities within the construction and access trades industries can require different levels of training and instruction. Working at heights and heavy machinery/plant operation are two examples. These activities require a high level of training for workers and others on the worksite to remain healthy and safe. Many people in the construction and access trades have low literacy and numeracy. There has also been an increase in immigrants entering the country with English as a second language. Training should be tailored and fit for purpose – it should not be a tick-in-the-box exercise.

Currently, several high-risk and high-credit-value unit standards are being delivered via short courses where the length of training and the competency requirements of a standard are not aligned. Where this type of short-timeframe training occurs, the critical question is: On completion, do the participants have adequate knowledge to avoid causing harm to themselves or others?

We invite industry and providers to an online information session in July to learn more about the project and how we’ll engage with them to develop solutions. Register below for the time that suits you best:

We are planning on some face-to-face and online sessions following these information webinars; dates aren’t available yet, but we expect to run them in late August or early September. We’ll update you once these sessions are confirmed.

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Good assessor practice

As we’ve conducted our moderation activities these past few months, we’ve seen some recurring assessment practice issues that result in unsupported samples. When issues recur to a significant extent across many of our providers, we have a theme.

The identified themes include:

  • insufficient evidence
  • lack of assessor guidance and judgment statements
  • incorrect context.
  • lack of flexibility (assessment resources).

At this webinar for providers, we’ll share what we’ve seen and give some examples of ‘good practice’ that avoid negative themes.

Register now for the time that suits you best.

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Tools and guidance for Mātauranga Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Providers often ask us for advice on Mātauranga Māori and their obligation to honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We also consistently see a variety of approaches in the programme endorsement process regarding how providers consider their obligations in this area.​

We will be running a series of webinars from June through to September, specially designed to give advice and guidance to providers on Mātauranga Māori and honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Select the link below to register for these online events.

ThemeFocusDate and time
Te Ao Hurihuri – the ever-evolving world This webinar focuses on investigating ways to adapt and be flexible.
Using examples of knowledge and information transmission over time, understanding how
this has developed and potential future solutions to support agility in responsiveness.
1 July
1.30- 2.30pm
Te Ao Hangarau Matihiko – the new-age of digital technologyThis webinar focuses on exploring the evolving tech landscape.
Learning why and how technology can be used when applying Māori principles
and Mātauranga Māori Framework - 'Tēnei te ara Poutama'.
5 August
Te Ao Mātauranga – the world of enlightenment and knowledge This webinar focuses on a deliberate focus on knowledge acquirement and dissemination.
Learning to recognise and note differences in how the worldview of the ākonga should
lead their learning journey.
2 September
2-3 pm

Get in touch

If you’d like more information about any of our events or would like to suggest other topics we could cover please get in touch.