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Qualifications Review Welcomed By Industry Training Federation

( Proposed change to the qualifications system is overdue and will help move towards developing skills that meet the country’s economic and social need, Industry Training Federation Executive Director Jeremy Baker said today.

Mr Baker was responding to the announcement by Minister for Tertiary Education Steven Joyce of a targeted review of qualifications.

“The current system is a confusing jungle with far too many qualifications. It makes little sense to many employers and there is almost nothing to help individuals wanting to train or study to make informed decisions,” Mr Baker said.

“The focus on greater use of national qualifications, rather than the myriad of provider qualifications, as outlined in the Tertiary Education Strategy, is further evidence that the Government is moving in the right direction.

“We strongly support the Government’s stance that tertiary education and training needs to be more relevant to the needs of industry. These changes will help.

Media Release 9 March 2010 from Jeremy Baker, Industry Trainining Federation Executive Director.
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