This page is a repository for all resources and links for the Youth Guarantee initiatives.
Youth guarantee updates and brochures
Youth-Guarantee-update-June-2016.pdf - You will find information about:
- The Vocational Pathways maintenance process that will be completed by the end of June
- Supporting Level 3 + pathways
- ERO and NZCER report
- Website refresh
- Resources update and development
- Policy development
Vocational Pathways materials
Vocational-Pathways-Resources-Poster.pdf – This poster shows the resources available to support the Vocational Pathways on one A3 sheet.
Vocational-Pathways-Bi-fold-Brochure.PDF - This introductory brochure outlines what Vocational Pathways are about and provides a brief summary of each pathway.
For students, parents, whānau, aiga – This is an introduction to the Vocational Pathways (July 2014, PDF, 138 KB)
View student stories here
Vocational Pathways – Information for Employers Brochure (March 2014, PDF)
Partnerships for Learning (A3) (PDF, 547 Kb) – This is an infographic, designed to stimulate discussion about where learners are placed in the education system and the way different providers can work together to expand the range of education and training choices.
Vocational Pathways industry summaries:
Vocational Pathways PDF information:
The Vocational Pathways 2016 trends flyers draw together information about each sector, Vocational Pathways and key economic data:
A2 posters for each of the pathways:
If you would like to order copies of the posters or the A5 bi-fold brochures, you can order directly (for free) from Down the Back of the Chair.
Enter your school log-in and search for Vocational Pathways.
Case Studies booklets by Vocational Pathway
These case studies give examples of students and their pathways to further study and/or work:
Curriculum design, programme development and assessment
Programme design self review template (PDF, 780Kb) – This tool supports educators to review current programmes and formulate next steps.
Self-Review-Cycle.docx – The self-review cycle can help to identify the information that can be drawn from to review and design curriculum with a Vocational Pathways lens.
- The Strengthening flexible partnerships and pathways: 3+2 approaches guide is intended to support the implementation of the Level 3 Vocational Pathways and emerging 3+2 partnerships between schools, tertiary providers, and Industry Training Organisations (ITOs).
This guide is a suggested template for any flexible partnership agreement, and providers can use it to help set up and manage 3+2 arrangements.
Contextualised learning examples - from the Aug/Sept 2013 workshops (August 2013, PDF, 454Kb)
Hokonui Tertiary High School (Gore) and Vocational Pathways (July 2013)
Internal Assessment Resources:
- There are 325 Levels 1and 2 re-contextualised Vocational Pathways Internal Assessment Resources. These resources provide assessment activities for a range of achievement standards aligned to The New Zealand Curriculum (2007) and provide real-world activities that could support learning programmes. Access these online at NCEA on TKI, either via the Pathways section or via the learning areas.
- They are grouped by Vocational Pathways or by subject
- Assessment support material for the NZQA Vocational Pathways-linked assessment standards can be found here.
For more information about planning programmes in specific Vocational Pathways, check out the guidance material
Embedded literacy and numeracy resources are available here. These activities and resources are designed to help tertiary educators grow in their understanding and awareness of how to embed literacy and numeracy in tertiary contexts.
Four Learning programmes at Level 2 have been developed in partnership between ITOs, teachers and the Youth Guarantee team.
These programmes help show how:
- Learning and assessment from industry contexts and school curriculum can be integrated into a programme to contribute to NCEA
- A blended approach to learning programme design supports school and tertiary delivery approaches
- A deliberate focus on developing learner key competencies or capabilities can be supported
- A deliberate inclusion of work experience enhances learner engagement and progression
Assessment standards spreadsheet downloads
Links and References
The following organisations have information which can help to support you.
Need help with NCEA Science, Maths or English? Studyit is a virtual study room that has advice on achievement standards and is full of encouragement and tips to help you with exams and assessments.
Can help you make informed decisions about work and learning in New Zealand.
NZQA's role in the education sector is to ensure that New Zealand qualifications are regarded as credible and robust, nationally and internationally.
TKI contains extensive resources to support internally assessed levels 1 -3 achievement standards.
View the Youth Guarantee providers throughout New Zealand.
The Industry Training Federation (ITF) represents Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) to government and works with agencies and sector groups to improve industry skill development and workplace learning.
Business NZ is the voice of business and is New Zealand's largest advocacy group for enterprise.
Universal Design for Learning – Education that fits: Review of international trends in the education of students with special educational needs
Harrity, E. (2013). Vocational pathways: Using industry partnerships and personalised learning to improve student outcomes. Retrieved from: http://www.fulbright.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/axford2013_harrity.pdf
Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment. (2012). Medium–long term employment outlook: Looking ahead to 2020. Wellington: MBIE
Ministry of Education. (2007). The New Zealand Curriculum. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media Ltd.
Find out more about Industry training organisations (ITOs):
- Service IQ (including aviation, aeronautical engineering, airport operations, and rental vehicle services)
- Building and Construction ITO (including carpentry, concrete, plastering, interior systems, bricklaying, and masonry)
- Building Service Contractors ITO (including cleaning, rubbish removal)
- Competenz (including both PrintNZ Training and the Journalist's Training Organisation and sign making, rail, and maritime)
- Electricity Supply ITO (including power production, transmission, and maintenance)
- Skills (including telecommunications)
- FloorNZ (flooring installation including carpet, vinyl, timber, resin, substrate preparation, and retail flooring)
- Connexis (including roading construction)
- Joinery ITO (including kitchen and aluminum joinery, glazing)
- MITO (including automotive engineering, panel beating, painting, transport, and logistics)
- Primary ITO (including hydrology and viticulture)
- Guidelines to using the Vocational Pathways logo
- Vocational Pathways wheel
- Vocational Pathways logo with no byline (.zip, 6.1 Mb) Contains: .ai, CMYK, .eps, .jpg, .pdf, .png files.
- Vocational Pathways logo with byline (.zip, 6.2 Mb) Contains: .ai, CMYK, .eps, .jpg, .pdf, .png files.
- Pathway logos, Construction, Creative, Manufacturing, Primary, Services, Social (.zip, 6.6 Mb) Contains CMYK, .eps, .jpg, .pdf, .png files.
Handy Online tools
There are a range of tools that students can use to help design their future career opportunities and educators can use to help design their programmes:
The FindMyPath tool helps you make informed choices about your study and employment pathways. It shows what you can do if you are interested in further study or careers in particular pathways.
Note: use Google Chrome for best results.
Profile Builder is a tool that helps students to explore their study options. Students can see where they are heading and think about where they would like to go by inputting the achievement standards they are currently or considering studying.
The tool can also be used to support educators when planning Vocational Pathways programmes and working with students to explore their study options.
Occupation Outlook 2017 is useful when planning study and career options. It gives a clearer picture of possible career paths by providing education, employment, and income information on 60 key occupations in New Zealand. These 60 were chosen for their size, popularity, and potential for future growth.
CareerQuest is a tool that recommends jobs based on students’ actual interests. Students rate their interests in a range of areas on a continuum from no interest to high interest. The tool then recommends particular jobs based on this data.
Skill Matcher helps students to generate job possibilities based on the skills they enjoy or are interested in learning, shows how their skills could apply to many occupations within New Zealand, and provides them with tips on what steps to take next.
The Skills Org Vocational Pathways Tool helps you to choose your career path.
MyBlueprint NCEA credit records, diary and career planner in one easy-to-use app.
Communities of Learning - Kāhui Ako
For more information about Communities of Learning - Kāhui Ako click here.