Performing Arts TRoQ

Skills Active is playing a lead role in the review of Performing Arts given its overlap and synergy with the recreation industries.


From the successful Stage 1 review of Performing Arts qualifications led by Whitireia Polytechnic, Skills Active will now complete Stage 2 working with industry and provider partners.


Stage 2 development is underway and the qualification developers are working with their technical advisory groups developing Graduate Profile Outcomes, qualification and programme conditions, and managing consistency requirements.


Development status




Proposed qualifications


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Submission to NZQA for listing on the NZQF


Skills Active, on behalf of the Performing Arts Governance Group, submitted the suite of Performing Arts qualifications, excluding Performing Arts Management, to NZQA for listing on the NZ Qualifications Framework (NZQF) in February 2016.  


NZQA will advise the outcome of the submission in due course, in the meantime, please click on the PDF icon below to access the draft qualifications as submitted to NZQA.



Draft qualifications submitted to NZQA - February 2016                                       



Stage 2 consultation


Performing Arts General

Consultation on the Performing Arts General draft qualifications was held 22 May - 7 June 2015.


Click here to access the Performing Arts General page for the draft qualification matrix. 


Performing Arts (various)

Consultation on the below draft Performing Arts qualifications was held 10-27 April 2015.



Click here to go to the Performing Arts consultation page for the draft qualification matrices.



Performing Arts qualifications lead developers
  • Performing Arts General - Skills Active Aotearoa
  • Performance Technology (Entertainment and Event Technology) - Skills Active Aotearoa
  • Performing Arts Instruction - Skills Active Aotearoa
  • Dance - Whitireia New Zealand
  • Drama - Whitieria New Zealand
  • Music and Audio - Tai Poutini Polytechnic
  • Audio Engineering/Production - Tai Poutini Polytechnic
  • Performing Arts Management - Tai Poutini Polytechnic
  • Technical Production - Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
  • Costume - Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
  • Scenic Construction - Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School

Qualifications with development led by Skills Active 


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Performing Arts Governance Group


The Performing Arts Governance Group was formed to oversee the development of the Stage 1 Graduate Profile Outcomes (GPOs).  For Stage 2 the Governance Group will provide strategic advice and direction to Skills Active to support the ‘Stage 2 – Approval to List’ development of the Performing Arts qualifications.  


The Governance Group members represent the Performing Arts industry sectors and qualification developers.


Governance Group members:

  • Glenys Williams, Whitieria New Zealand
  • Harry Lyon, Tai Poutini Polytechnic
  • Kelly Tauroa, Te Wananga o Aotearoa
  • Jeremy Winter, Ministry of Culture and Heritage
  • John Knight, Excel School of Performing Arts
  • John Reynolds, SAE Institute
  • Johnny Givins, South Seas Film and Television School
  • Kathryn Osborne, Royal New Zealand Ballet
  • Kaye Jujnovich (Chair), Whitieria New Zealand
  • Leona van der Heyden, Skills Active Aotearoa
  • Lisa Maule, Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
  • Murray Lynch, Playmarket Industry Drama
  • Pip Byrne, Whitieria New Zealand
  • Tania Kopytko, Dance Aotearoa New Zealand (DANZ)

To download a copy of the Governance Group Terms of Reference click here.



Stage 1 documents



Proposed graduate profiles - August 2013


Needs Analysis Report - August 2013


Consultation feedback summary - August 2013                     




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