Accreditation and Attestation workshop
We would like to thank all the representatives from PLD providers that attended the workshop held in Wellington on 4 December. The diverse PLD provider network was well represented. Providers came from all parts of the country, and represented both Māori and English-medium, as well as large and small scale providers.
The discussions were incredibly positive. Discussions focussed on whether we attest providers to manage accreditation of their own facilitators. There was overall support for this model, but also other ideas emerged on how we might manage accreditation in the future.
We are conscious of the need to progress this work swiftly and give the PLD Provider network some certainty about the form accreditation will take from 2019. Our intent is to circulate a draft policy and process later in January for the PLD provider network to comment on. All going well, we expect to have the final policy and process ready for implementation in March 2019.
PLD Journal System
The creation of a new PLD journal system is underway. The first phase is discovery, where the project team research the requirements of the new system and agree what will be built. This phase has gone swiftly and the build of the new system is scheduled to start in January. The aim is to make the journal easier for schools, kura, Kāhui Ako and facilitators to use and user testing will be part of the development phase. We won’t be able to involve everyone in testing, but we will keep you updated on testing and progress with the system development.