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.
Work-based Learning (WBL)
WBL turns traditional education on its head. Instead of focusing on an ‘off-the-shelf’ course, we start with you and your workplace.
Assessment of Prior Learning (APL)
This process looks at current skills and learning acquired through life and work experience, measuring them against the Graduate Profile for the chosen qualification. Please see the section above for details of how APL works.
Development of a learning agreement
Work together with your employer and Capable NZ to determine your new learning priorities, target qualification, and the academic pathway for reaching it. You’ll need to agree detailed timelines and research / learning methodologies, which may include a combination of online lessons, work-based projects and professional / academic mentoring. Your employer will need to be clear about his/her commitment to support and enable your learning. A Capable NZ facilitator will support you through this learning process and, additionally, other expert mentors may be appointed to help.
Presentation of learning
As you work towards your goal, you’ll present evidence of your new learning to your facilitator. You may have to complete work-based presentations (if they were included in the learning agreement), where you demonstrate how your new knowledge and learning may be applied to your organisation.