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Capable NZ Pathways

Capable NZ enables you to have your knowledge and skills measured against an actual qualification, and gain a qualification through your workplace. We also offer employers assistance in developing and training their staff.

Independent Learning Pathway (ILP)

ILP is an assessment of your existing learning against a whole qualification using the academic benchmark of a Graduate Profile. Through critical reflection and self-assessment learners progress on a journey of learning and personal development. Two pathways are possible: full or partial.

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    Use our Self-Assessment tool to find out if Capable NZ is for you

    Once you complete the questionnaire, we’ll be able to tell you immediately whether you would benefit from an ILP process. If so, then just fill in the online form with your contact details and we’ll be in touch shortly to begin the next step in the process.

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    Identifying your knowledge

    You'll work with highly-skilled facilitators to identify and demonstrate skills and knowledge you've developed through your career to date. This review of prior learning will clarify the amount of new learning required. If a greater amount of new learning is required you'll work with your facilitator to create a learning plan. Skills gaps identified will be addressed through learning tasks set to match the graduate outcomes required.

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    During this stage, your Capable NZ facilitator will guide you through group workshops and/or one-on-one work so that you can fully demonstrate the knowledge you’ve gained from your work and life experiences and significant work projects. Usually, you will prepare an oral presentation backed up with written material in the form of an Evidence Portfolio which includes the preparation of (minimum) two case studies which addresses the Graduate Profile outcomes. Your facilitator will advise you on collecting evidence that confirms your experience which may include relevant attestations or testimonials. You will also be required to research frameworks and models of practice related to your target qualification, providing academic written structure to your experiential learning. As part of your writing you will be required to demonstrate the implications of Te Tiriti o Waitangi within your working context. We put you forward for assessment only when we agree that you are ready. Meet our facilitators.

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    You will make an oral presentation to a panel of assessors (including academic and industry specialists), and support your presentation with an Evidence Portfolio that includes an agenda, overview of the presentation, attestation, written case study material and ‘evidence’ from your work history. You’ll be required to answer questions from the panel. At the end, the assessors will let you know whether or not you’ve been successful in achieving the requirements of the Graduate Profile by demonstrating your current skills and learning along with the new learning undertaken to complete the qualification. If so, the panel will write up a report that records the qualification achieved.